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#21 elan

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:45 PM

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.6 (public)

This release can be downloaded directly from here.

 

NEW:
  - Transcoder support for the Plex Chrome app.
  - Media index files are now available for all users, not just PlexPass members.
 
FIXES:
  - Speed up scanning with database optimizations.
  - Another fix for "Recently Viewed Shows".
  - View settings are now stored per-account.
  - Much less memory used when loading iTunes XML.
  - Fix a few field-reported crashes.
  - (Windows) Make sure taskbar icon is created.
  - (Mac) Fix menu spinner not showing during a scan.
  - (DLNA) Use correct MIME types for AAC.
  - (DLNA) Update profiles for Bravia 2010 and 2012 models.
  - Speed up remuxing H.264 from WTV files.
  - (API) Media items on details endpoints weren't sorted correctly.

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#22 Tobias Hieta

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:46 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.7 (plexpass only)

This release can be downloaded directly from here (login information here).

 

NEW:
  • (OSX) Now fully 64bit (dropped support for Core Duo processors).
  • (OSX) Now uses a bundled Python, updated to 2.7
  • (OSX) Publish mediaserver via Bonjour, to help wake on lan
  • (OSX) Application asks to move to /Applications when started from other directory
  • (API) Role tags are now exposed for shows and episodes
  • (Transcoder) Enable CABAC for Roku
 
FIXES:
  • Fixes some issues when a myPlex-connected Roku talks to a myPlex-less Media Server
  • (OSX) Fix codesigning
  • (OSX) Better use of notification center
  • Fix a crash bug in image resizing
  • (SYNC) Fix a rare deadlock
 

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#23 elan

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:28 PM

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Plex Media Server 0.9.8.8 (PlexPass only)

This release can be downloaded directly from here (login information here).

 

Massive improvements to the scanner side of things.

Just to give a sense, from scratch, scanning 1400 movies went from over four hours to just 50 minutes :)

 
 
NEW:
  - Turbo scan and deep scan have been combined into a single fast and reliable scan.
  - The matching process of scanning has been parallelized, is up to 4 times faster.
  - Media analysis has been pushed back to the last thing done, and is more highly paralellized.
  
FIXES:
  - Recognize "der" as a German article when title processing.
  - Video playback could end prematurely on ATV 6.0 in some cases.
  - (OS X) Make sure we convert titles to precomposed UTF-8 in all cases.
  - Qualities have been increased with the new "universal" transcoder.
  - The "WebKit Window Visible" pref has been restored.
  - A green fringing issue with burned subtitles has been fixed (many thanks to Rodger Combs!)
  - (API) Usernames in /status/sessions/history/all were wrong.

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#24 elan

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:11 PM

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.9 (PlexPass only)

This release can be downloaded directly from here (login information here).

 

 

NEW:

  - (API) Allow passing back some parent data in recently added endpoint.

  - Add a new profile for the Samsung app.

  

FIXES:

  - Unwatched episodes filter was pathologically slow.

  - iTunes playlists weren't being read in.

  - (OS X) Fix super slow loading of iTunes data on Mavericks.

  - (OS X) Fix a common crash in the media server.

  - (Windows) Fix a common crash in the scanner.

  - Tweak the Web and Wii U profiles to disallow 5.1 audio.

  - (Windows) Fix a crash with certain network configurations.

  - (Windows) Default configuration URL to localhost for Windows 8.1.


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#25 elan

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 02:26 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.10 (Public!)

This release can be downloaded directly from here.
 
FIXES:
  • In some cases (transient network glitches) the server could re-transcode all synced content, which could lead to iOS not being able to play it.
  • An issue where the new fast scans could miss files when "multi-episode" files were present.
  • An issue where the new fast scan wouldn't skip a directory it should.
  • Crashes when streaming RTMP content.
Update: Now available for everyone!

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#26 schuyler

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:15 PM

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.11 (PlexPass only)

This release can be downloaded directly from here (login information here).

  

FIXES:

  - HLS playback errors with some Android devices.

  - Fix scenario where myPlex connection failure could lead to re-transcoding Sync items.

  - Fix a couple of Cloud Sync crashes.

  - Delete all Cloud Sync files after all sync lists are removed.

  - Delete 0-byte files in Google Drive after failed uploads.

  - Improved Cloud Sync error handling and logging.

  - (OS X) Fix codesigning on Mavericks.



#27 elan

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:17 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.12 (PlexPass only)

This release can be downloaded directly from here (login information here).

 

A bunch of fixes for your Plexing pleasure this weekend! Thanks very much to everyone who helped out in the forums with reproducing, diagnosing and testing these fixes, we really appreciate it!
 
FIXES:
  - Plex Media XML is now locale-invariant
  - Added profiles for new iPhones and iPads
  - (Transcoder) Improve output quality with universal transcoder.
  - (Transcoder) Improve resume/seek behavior on iOS7.
  - (Transcoder) Fix an issue where transcoded file was much bigger than source.
  - (DLNA) Fix playback of video from myPlex queue
  - (DLNA) Don't show myPlex folders in media tree when server is not signed in
  - (DLNA) Spec compliance around random access data models and video metadata
  - (DLNA) Spec compliance around some HTTP responses
  - (DLNA) Expire cached metadata within a number of seconds
  - (DLNA) Create dedicated and greatly improved Sony Blu-Ray 2013 profile
  - (DLNA) Fix Direct Play of MP4 videos on Sony Blu-Ray 2012 devices
  - (DLNA) Improve automatic detection of Sony Bravia televisions
  - (DLNA) Support Direct Play of MPEG-1 video for Sony Bravia televisions
  - (DLNA) Don't remux AAC audio with 2010 and 2011 Sony Bravia televisions
  - (DLNA) Force transcode of HE-AAC audio with 2010 and 2011 Sony Bravia televisions
  - (DLNA) Transcode images for Sony Bravia television with 4:2:2 chroma subsampling
  - (DLNA) Make description icons configurable for devices that can't render PNG images
  - (DLNA) Broadcast SSDP announcements instead of multicasting
  - (DLNA) Make SSDP announcement lease times configurable
  - (HTTP) Close connections correctly when issuing a redirect response
  - (Windows) Image transcode works correctly when username contains unicode characters
  - (Windows) Don't write to the log every few seconds when tray icon cannot be created on startup
  - (Windows) Show a dialog box instead of crashing when the CPU is too old
  - (Windows) Show a dialog box instead of crashing when the database is corrupt
  - (Windows) Show a dialog box instead of crashing when the log directory is inaccessible
  - Fix a number of automatically reported crashes and server errors


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#28 elan

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:00 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.13 (PlexPass only)

This release can be downloaded directly from here (login information here).
 

NEW

  - Rotated videos have correctly oriented thumbs...and video! (When transcoded). Thanks to Jon C. for the help!

 

FIXES:

  - Orientation analysis on rotated videos was incorrect.
  - When the scanner generates thumbs, they're always updated in the UI.
  - Sync transcodes sometimes ended up larger than original file.
  - (OS X) Bundles weren't included with package.
  - (DLNA) Icon sometimes wouldn't appear.
  - (DLNA) Transcode images for Sony Bravia television with 4:2:2 chroma subsampling (part 2).
  - (DLNA) Add profile option controlling how many photo resolutions we offer.
  - (Windows) Crash when logging fails.


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#29 elan

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:23 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.14 (Public!)

This release can be downloaded directly from here.
 

NEW:

  - Updated ffmpeg used in media analysis, should help in many ways.
  - Track stream titles and codec ID in media analysis.
  
FIXES:
  - Improve connectivity to myPlex.
  - Massive improvements to Universal Transcoder quality. Fixes issues with artifacts.
  - Increase audio bitrate at higher qualities.
  - Failure to re-publish server after connectivity issue.
  - Don't log passwords. For real.
  - Subtitle encoding detection improved for eastern European languages.
  - (DLNA) Improve photo rendering.
  - (Sync) An issue with a bogus resource path. 
  - (Windows) Eliminate a number of crashes.

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#30 elan

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:16 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.15 (PlexPass only)
 
This release can be downloaded directly from here (login information here).
 
We've included a super cool new option for tuning the transcoder (seen below in the screenshot). The selection influences how much CPU the transcodes use, and the resulting file size. If your system has over 6 cores (including hyper-threading) the Auto setting picks the higher quality profiles. Make sure you have a beefy CPU if you're going to pick the highest option!
 
NEW:
  - Add a setting for controlling transcoder quality.
  - (API) Add minSize=1 option to image transcoder for "outer" bounding box.
  - Added missing transcoder profiles for a few new iPad mini models.  

 

FIXES:
  - HTTP redirects now respect scheme.
  - Large increase in CPU used by transcoder.
  - Scanning is faster on OS X in directories with non-latin characters.
  - An issue where track titles could become blank.
  - (DLNA) Switch back to multicast.
  - (OS X) An issue where stream titles could result in invalid XML.

 
 
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#31 Tobias Hieta

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 12:44 PM

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.16 (PlexPass only)
 
This release can be downloaded directly from here (login information here).
 
NEW:
  • Add 4k / 8k video resolution detection.
 
FIXES:
  • Don't allow anamorphic video or Hi10P on the Chromecast when transcoding
  • Disable stream title parsing, fixes invalid XML problems.
  • Fixed a issue where items didn't show up in the Manager while scanning
  • Fixed uploading issues with Bitcasa

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#32 elan

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:58 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.17 (Public!)

This release can be downloaded directly from here.
 
FIXES:
  • An issue where video played with Chromecast would freeze.
  • Media analysis wouldn't work right on files with chapter tracks and subtitles.
  • (FreeBSD) Crashing of transcoder with subtitles.
  • Include Popcorn Hour profile.

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#33 Tobias Hieta

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 09:40 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.18 (Public)
 
This release can be downloaded directly from here.
 
FIXES:
  • Only attempt to generate media index files for video files.
  • Update Windows 8 / Windows Phone 8 profiles for anamorphic content.
  • (API) Send back protocol capabilities with player listings.

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#34 Tobias Hieta

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:54 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.9.0 is now available to PlexPass holders.

 

This release contains a lot of under-the-hood changes, so please test it and report to our preview forums. If you require a 100% stable setup, you might want to wait until the next point release.

 

Can be downloaded from https://plex.tv

 

NEW:

  • Cache information from plex.tv in case of downtime.
  • Some other interesting stuff...

FIXES:

  • (Windows) Fix for analysis failing on files > 4GB (e.g. MP4 files failing).
  • (Windows 8/Phone) Updated profiles.
  • An issue where .plexignore files weren't working correctly.
  • The system bundle could show up in recently used channels.
  • (Cloud Sync) Use the newer Bitcasa API.
  • If media streams aren't present, perform on-the-fly analysis.
  • Fix for rear channels being silent with Chromecast and 5.1 audio.
  • (PowerPC) Fix for media analysis not working.
  • Tweaks for universal profile to operate even without media analysis (fixes some iOS playback issues).
  • (Samsung) Profile tweaks and improvements.
  • Fixes for media index files for Roku.
  • Don't log tokens.

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#35 elan

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:32 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.9.1 is now available to Plex Pass holders.

 

There are lots of good things in this release, especially for those of you who have large libraries and find full scans take a long time. Read carefully and discuss the new stuff in the preview release forum  :)

 

WARNING: we've gotten some reports that the new partial scanning stuff can remove stuff from your library and make you have to scan it in again.

 

The release can be downloaded from https://plex.tv/downloads

 

NEW:

  • Add ability to perform a partial scan of a library underneath a specific path (--directory).
  • When refreshing a show, do a partial scan as well of that show's folder.
  • Add ability to do partial scans based on folder changing (enabled by advanced preference).
  • (API) Allow stack=0 to be passsed to global recentlyAdded endpoint.
  • (API) Add audio and sub stream language as possible filters.
  • (API) Return "duplicate" as an advanced filter. Add includeAdvanced=1 parameter to /filters.
  • (API) Add library section prefs endpoints (/library/sections/X/prefs).
  • Added a new "includeInGlobal" library section preference.
  • Support for Synology DS214Play (download the Intel Synology build).
  • Fixed up packaging for ReadyNAS OS 6.
  • Support for FreeBSD 9 & 10.

FIXES:

  • (DLNA) Updated profiles for Roku.
  • Tweak for 4k video resolution detection.
  • (Chromecast) All builds include fix for 5.1 audio.
  • A crash in the experimental "Quicksilver" transcoder.
  • (Synology/Intel) Issues with transcoder and video files not thumbnailing.

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#36 elan

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:06 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.9.2 is now available to Plex Pass holders.

 

Lots of fixes in this release. Partial scanning features have been disabled completely by default, even though we think we fixed all the bugs. You can enable under advanced settings for library, and we'd appreciate any feedback you have.

 

The release can be downloaded from https://plex.tv/downloads

 

FIXES:

  • Fixes for duplicates and missing files during partial scans.
  • A few fixes for media which wouldn't play remuxed on a Chromecast.
  • Web app wouldn't launch on Synology boxes with bonded Ethernet.
  • Some entries in Now Playing incorrectly wouldn't show a transcode session.
  • Fix a crash deleting old transcode directories.
  • Allow albums to have background art too.
  • Greatly speed up recently viewed shows computation.
  • Remove thumbnail streams during media analysis.
  • Don't limit bitrate when video has no metadata, fixes low-quality channel transcodes.
  • (Roku) Tweak profile to remove PAL framerate limitation.
  • (Windows Phone) Downmix to stereo, improves playback.
  • (DLNA) Photos were displayed at a low resolution on the PS3.

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#37 elan

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:41 AM

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Plex Media Server 0.9.9.3 is now available to Plex Pass holders.

 

Some tasty stuff in this release! The new Scheduled Tasks feature (Plex Pass only) gives you a way to keep your server running in top shape. While you sleep, it's busy backing up your database, optimizing it, and making sure all your media is in perfect shape. This minimizes or eliminates the amount of on-the-fly media analysis and such we need to do, which can make browsing quicker and your entire server run more efficiently during the day, when you're using it :) This release also includes some important security fixes.

 

Edit: You need to use the https://plex.tv/web Plex Web App to access the new Scheduled Tasks settings

 

The release can be downloaded from https://plex.tv/downloads

 

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NEW:
  - Scheduled tasks! A new way to keep your server running quickly (Plex Pass only).
  - Supported for HTTP chunked responses when doing streaming transcodes.
  - Don't save progress under a minute for videos (5 seconds was annoyingly short).
  - (API) Add filters support to /arts endpoints, and pass back title.
 
FIXES:
  - Setting per-library preferences was broken.
  - Profile improvements for ATV, Chromecast, Roku, Windows, and iOS.
  - Speed up transcoder access to source media.
  - Increase size of request pool, limit on simultaneous transcodes.
  - Fixed an issue transcoding files with MJPEG video streams.
  - Fixed a crash when transcoding a file without audio stream.
  - Fixed a few cases where server could become unresponsive.
  - Respect profile's bitrate limit when trasncoding.
  - (Windows) Fix a crash during simultaneous photo transcodes.
  - Fix a rare crash when transcoder sessions ended.
  - Fixed an issue where photos got analyzed over and over again.
  - Fix a crash when threads couldn't be added to the pool.
  - (Linux) Possible fix for high CPU when detecting changes in directories.
  - (Windows) Deleting files on via the web app was unreliable.
  - Noisy log when multiple network interfaces are active.
  - A few very important security fixes (thanks to Stefan Viehböck from the SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab).
  - (Windows) Fix an issue where seeking could end up in an endless loop.
  - Fix an issue where shared users could affect admin's view state.
  - (DLNA) Photos were displaying at low resolution.
  - (DLNA) Playback shows up in Now Playing area.
  - (DLNA) Fix for some Panasonic TVs.
  - Massive improvements to media index file generation (throttles, doesn't block scanning).
  - (Sync) Cancelling a transcode didn't work.
  - (Sync) A few fixes around item status and size reporting.
  - (Cloud Sync) Track upload progress.
  - (Cloud Sync) Fix an issue where too many file descriptors could be open.
  - An issue where empty media index files could cause an out-of-memory crash on Android.

Edited by elan, 25 February 2014 - 12:52 AM.
Added info on how to access Scheduled Tasks settings

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#38 Tobias Hieta

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:51 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.9.4 is now available to Plex Pass holders.

 

This release fixes a lot of the bugs reported for 0.9.9.3.

 

NEW:

  • Added a new scheduled task to re-scan (refresh) all libraries.
  • Added an advanced preference to specify backup location for database.

 

FIXES:

  • A crash performing database backups scheduled task (ironic, no?)
  • Media index files scheduled task indexes from newest media to oldest.
  • Stop listing 3am twice in scheduled task list, even though it's an awesome KLF song.
  • Fix the media analysis scheduled task to operate only on items which really need it.
  • Workaround a common crash seen in the wild around NAT-PMP.
  • Fix an issue when transcoding media from another server.
  • (CloudSync) Fix an issue around syncing media with subtitles.

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#39 elan

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 01:45 AM

Plex Media Server 0.9.9.5 is now available to everyone.

 

Now with a few more fixes.

 

FIXED:

  - Fix a possible source of sleep prevention.
  - Fix for playback of some channels with Chromecast.
  - Transcoder fix for Chromecast.

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#40 elan

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:21 PM

Plex Media Server 0.9.9.6 is now available for Plex Pass members

 

Brand new build of the media server for your weekend pleasure!

 

NEW:
  - (Mac) Add a preference to control whether we show notifications.
  - (API) Added /library/section/prefs?type=X for library preferences.
  - Report back product so that web app can show icon for DLNA plays.
  - Support for enhanced streaming when using Chrome.
  - Support sharing even when connecting to plex.tv fails because of NAT.
 
FIXES:
  - Fix a crash in the scheduled task for media analysis.
  - Fix a few cases where web's Now Playing information was out of date.
  - (Windows) Fix a case where spaces in the filename caused the transcoder to fail.
  - Fix a crash when cleaning bundles.
  - Fix a potential crash when uploading to Bitcasa.
  - Fix an issue when using the new "Disc Image" scanners.
  - Fix an issue syncing large RAW images.
  - Increase number of database sessions, should improve performance.
  - Fix a few miscellaneous field-reported crashes.

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