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#1 mfeingol


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:50 PM
NEW: Use HTTP Live Streaming as default transcode format (this should address most of the issues people have with slow or laggy transcodes.)
NEW: App bar and popup dialogs can now be navigated with cursor keys and remote controls
NEW: Preference for Direct Play vs higher-resolution transcodes
NEW: Advanced preference to display selection caret by default, instead of on first keypress (again, better for remote controls)
NEW: Display information about current transcode in app bar during video playback
NEW: Media information popup in video pre-play pages
NEW: Subtitle picker now displays subtitle format, in addition to language
NEW: Added buttons and keyboard accelerators for video skip/replay
NEW: Plex Media Server version is now required
NEW: Subtitle burning is now much more reliable

FIX: Play the selected audio stream when Direct Playing
FIX: Selecting None as the subtitle option didn't always work
FIX: Mouse cursor now disappears when playing video
FIX: Go back to previous page when video playback ends
FIX: On Deck items now display resume button icon when appropriate
FIX: Music player progress bar now advances when page is revisited
FIX: Initial server test dialog now re-discovers local servers if necessary
FIX: Initial server test dialog now reconnects to myPlex if necessary
FIX: Pick up changes to server names when testing a server
FIX: RTMP videos in queue now play correctly
FIX: Occasional skipping with high bitrate video when Direct Playing
FIX: Media flags now display correctly for content from myPlex
FIX: Season page would crash when refreshed
FIX: Disable seeking when playing content that requires Flash/Silverlight
FIX: Update Microsoft Smooth Streaming Client SDK to 1.0.130111
FIX: Aspect ratio was incorrect when resuming an HLS transcode
FIX: Don't transcode music when video preference disables Direct Play
FIX: Playing a second music playlist didn't work
FIX: Don't display skip back/ahead buttons when loading video
FIX: App could crash if user alt-tabs at precise moment a message dialog is being displayed

Known Issues:
[Live Streaming] Video may skip a few seconds ahead when playing from beginning
[Live Streaming] AC-3 is not supported
[Live Streaming] Video playback can stop working if an HLS segment download fails. [Restart app to work around issue]
[Video] For multi-part media, only the first file is played
[Video] Video may glitch when alt-tabbing or displaying app bar [Microsoft Media Foundation issue]
[Video] Selecting subtitles always triggers a transcode [Microsoft Media Foundation issue]
[Video] MKV containers, DTS audio, FLAC music are not supported [Microsoft Media Foundation issue]
[PlayTo] Using Xbox 360 as a PlayTo target can be very slow [Microsoft Xbox issue]
[UX] Watched circles don't always update when returning to page after media watched status changes

#2 darrenmc



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

Many thanks for all the fixes..keep it up. The Windows 8 app is just great.

#3 ianken


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

Are you using your own HLS stack on the client or the solution from 3ivx? Just curious...

#4 jimpalompa



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

This app is fkn amazing! No more Media Center, no more codec packs, no more detailed configuration. Just Plex.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:35 PM

Never mind, noticed I can download a new Synology packaged app from this website :)

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