Plex Media Server

release-announcements

#160

Plex Media Server 1.7.1 is now available to PlexPass users.

FIXED:

  • (Streaming Brain) Incorrectly chose to Direct Stream audio under certain circumstances

#161

Plex Media Server 1.7.2 is now available to PlexPass users (and to all SHIELD users)

NEW:

  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.7.0

FIXED:

  • (Metadata) Use 16x9 aspect ratios for 480p and 576p resolution limits. (#6795)
  • (MDE) Corrected codec decision to prefer AAC over MP3 when on windows (#6737)
  • (DVR) Stutter during playback of remuxed DVR recordings (#7070)
  • (Tags) Tags including numbers were sorted incorrectly (#7027)
  • (DVR) Multiple concurrent recordings could not be made with the HDHR Dual (#6934)

#162

Plex Media Server 1.7.3 is now available to PlexPass users

NEW:

  • (DVR) Support of extra versions of the WinTV QuadHD

FIXED:

  • (Linux) RPM package would overwrite repo files on upgrades. (#7078)
  • (Chromecast) Multi-channel audio would not play back on updated devices (#7089)
  • (Companion) Remote control could be unreliable in some cases (e.g. Xbox One) (#3635)
  • (Sync) Shared users would not see sync updates in the web UI
  • (Hubs) Disabled upcoming movie trailer hub (#7099)

#163

Plex Media Server 1.5.7 is now available for everyone.

FIXES:

  • (Cloud Sync) Using Cloud Sync with Dropbox would have failed after June 28th (#7152)

#164

Plex Media Server 1.7.4 is now available to PlexPass users

NEW:

  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.9.1
  • (DVR) Support for WinTV-HVR-22XX PCIe tuners
  • (DVR) Support for timeshift in live streams (requires upcoming iOS and Android TV app releases)
  • (Butler) Allow server updates triggered from client apps to occur during nightly maintenance (#6246)

FIXED:

  • (Windows) Failures when transcoding with EAE
  • (Windows) Cygwin1.dll reported as insecure by Secunia PSI, updated to 2.8.0
  • (Windows) Failures transcoding AAC on older versions of Windows when using the Media Foundation AAC Encoder (#7132)
  • (Butler) Clean up previous updaters during maintenance. PMS will keep the previous three updates (#4510)
  • (Photos) Moving files between folders inside the same section may result in the timeline view becoming inconsistent.
  • (Xbox 360) Videos with MP3 audio could go out-of-sync. (#6989)
  • (Discovery) Improve quality of related media on movie/show pages.
  • (DVR) Under certain circumstances, duplicate recordings could occur (#7144)
  • (DVR) Some supported WinTV models were not detected
  • (DVR) TVButler was not detected on Ubuntu/CentOS/Fedora/Synology (#7162)
  • (SHEILD) Transcoded videos were incorrectly cropped

#165

Plex Media Server 1.7.5 is now available to PlexPass users

FIXED:

  • (Linux) Ubuntu package would not install unless udev was installed (#7205)

#166

Plex Media Server 1.7.5 is now available to everyone


#167

Plex Media Server 1.7.6 is now available to PlexPass users

NEW:

  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.10.0
  • (Local Media Agent) Treat IETF subtitle language extensions as ISO 639-1 (eg; pt-BR)
  • (DVR) Use MPEGTS for all DVR recordings

FIXED:

  • (Photos) Support dates before 1970 for photos (#5926)
  • (DVR) Failed to find paths to XMLTV files in Windows (#6776)

#168

Plex Media Server 1.8.0 is now available to PlexPass users

NEW:

  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.11.0

FIXED:

  • (DVR) Various rare crashes
  • (Photos) Missing date attribute on home videos leads to incorrect timeline view. (#6791)
  • (DVR) Stop blacklisting infomercials in EyeQ program guide data (#7188)
  • (DVR) Avoid crash with when loading program guide data for certain channels in Denmark (#7274)
  • (Playback) Deadlocks could occur during playback (#7201)
  • (Transcoder) Some AVI files would fail to transcode (#7164)
  • (Analysis) Rare crashes during analysis (#7190)
  • (Transcoder) HLS segment durations could be incorrectly calculated (#7266)

#169

Plex Media Server 1.8.1 is now available to PlexPass users

NEW:

  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.14.1

FIXED:

  • (Play Queues) Skipping to the same item in a play queue would not update the id accordingly (#7248)
  • (Preferences) Hide auto-update preference on platforms that don't support it (#7332)
  • (Streaming Brain) Allow clients to buffer more when at max quality (#6624)
  • (Serialization) /status/sessions endpoint for playbacks with multiple Media elements wasn't serialized to JSON correctly (#7344)
  • (DVR) Log tuner make/model and support status when media grabs start (#7167)
  • (DVR) Tuning could fail on some channels (#7313)
  • (DVR) Analysis could incorrectly report 9000fps. Please re-analyse problematic files
  • (Photos) Bad data saved inside Exposure EXIF tags could cause analysis to crash (#6822)
  • (Serialization) Requesting /media/providers as JSON no longer crashes PMS (#7354)
  • (Android) Green tint in software-decoded video (#7385)
  • (Transcoder) Crashes when playing VP8 content (#7281) (#7359)

#170

Plex Media Server 1.8.1 is now available to everyone


#171

Plex Media Server 1.8.2 is now available to PlexPass users

FIXED:

  • (LiveTV) Stability improvements

#172

Plex Media Server 1.8.3 is now available to everyone

NEW:

  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.20.4

#173

Plex Media Server 1.8.4 is now available to everyone

NEW:

  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.20.5

FIXES:

  • (NAS) Asustor ARM builds would fail to start

#174

Plex Media Server 1.9.0 is now available to Plex Pass users

NEW:

  • (Streaming Brain) ABR streams will now balance their BW usage among each other (#7414)

FIXES:

  • (DVR) Sort by release date more sensibly in the Program Guide - Movies view (#6981)
  • (DVR) Fixed intermittent crash when tuning live TV (#7383)
  • (DVR) Recorded shows were occasionally mistagged based on show year (#7328)
  • (DVR) In certain cases, tuners could be shared inappropriately, leading to bad behavior (#7170)
  • (Streaming Brain) Reduced wasted segments during quality change (#6623)
  • (Transcoder) Portrait videos would be stretched out when being transcoded (#7287)
  • (Music) Artist album sorting was sometimes overridden incorrectly (#7349)
  • (DVR) Parse timestamps out of XMLTV orignial air date fields (#7379)
  • (Hubs) Crashes when getting hubs (#7419)
  • (Transcoder) Potential deadlock with static and streaming transcodes (#7410)
  • (Transcoder) Corrected throttling of DASH transcodes (#7474)

N.B. This is not yet set to autoupdate. Please download at https://plex.tv/downloads


#175

Plex Media Server 1.9.1 is now available to Plex Pass users

NEW:

  • (Crash Reporting) Preference to opt out of crash reporting
  • (Privacy) Updates for new privacy policy

FIXES:

  • (Transcoder) Deadlocks when performing concurrent static and streaming transcodes (#7554)

#176

Plex Media Server 1.9.1 is now available to everyone


#177

Plex Media Server 1.9.2 is now available to everyone

NEW:
- (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.20.8


#178

Plex Media Server 1.9.3 is now available to Plex Pass users
( this will not get auto-update notification please update manually )

NEW:

  • (Hubs) Massive speedup to discovery hubs via caching system
  • (iOS) Allow syncing ALAC music without conversion.

FIXES:

  • (Transcoder) Portrait videos would be stretched out when being transcoded (#7287)
  • (Music) Artist album sorting was sometimes overridden incorrectly (#7349)
  • (Network) Fallback to IPv4 only if IPv6 networking fails to setup (#7382)
  • (Transcoder) Extracting chapter thumbnails could use significant memory (#7397)
  • (Scanner) Some plexignore rules were not being applied for photo libraries (#5866)
  • (DVR) Setups with multiple HDHomeRun tuners now properly tune on both (#7417)
  • (Relay) Don't attempt to load ~/.ssh/config on macOS/Linux (#7528)

#179

Plex Media Server 1.9.4 is now available to Plex Pass users

FIXES:

  • (Hubs) Opening a photo discovery hub may cause the server to crash (#7624)
  • (DVR) A rare crash when using DVR or Live TV (#7632)
  • (DVR) Radio channels should no longer crash PMS (#7229)