Known Plex player app and PMS issues supporting Plugin Framework

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Support for NextPageObject()
Andriod apps - Not supported. This issue has be reported.

Support for Multiple Versions of Media

Plex Media Player - Does not provide the option to access multiple versions of a media object in a channel plugin. The options under the 3 cable icon just allows you to adjust your online media quality setting. This issue has been reported.

Plex Web app - Does not provide the option to access multiple versions of a media object in a channel plugin. The options under the 3 cable icon just allows you to adjust your online media quality setting. This issue has been reported.

Playback Issues with Multi-Quality M3U8s
Andriod player apps - Currently only chooses the the first media item listed in a m3u8. This issue has be reported.

Support for InputDirectoryObject and SearchDirectoryObject

Plex Web - Limited support. Recognizes only the first InputDirectoryObject() and provides no prompt so user must know to use the Search dialog box at the top of the screen when in a directory that has a InputDirectoryObject(). This issue has been reported to app developers

iOS apps - Not supported. This issue has been reported to app developers

Plex Media Player - No supported. This issue has been reported to app developers

HTML 5 apps (SmartTVs, Xbox) - Not supported. This issue has been reported to app developers

NOTE: I was told that support for InputDirectoryObject and SearchDirectoryObject was just not a priority for Plex right now.

Transcoding Live Streams in Channel Plugins

Plex plugins should only be able to play live streams whose format is supported natively by the Plex player app. But the recent addition of the LiveTV/DVR feature to Plex Media Server now allows PMS to transcode live streams.

But no one from Plex seems to fully understand how live stream transcoding would work for channel plugins. So no one can explain what version of PMS is required, what types of HLS live streams can be transcoded, or what media attributes are necessary for transcoding live streams in plugins. No one can even explain why some existing live streams in channel plugins are currently transcoding for me while others are not.