Plex Media Server

release-announcements

#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)

#180

Plex Media Server 1.9.4 is now available to everyone


#181

Plex Media Server 1.9.5 is now available to Plex Pass users
( this will not get auto-update notification please update manually )

NEW:
- (Trailers) Allow specifying preroll with a file path.
- (Trailers) Allow specifying alternate prerolls with file paths separated by semicolon.
- (Trailers) Allow specifying sequential prerolls with file paths separated by comma.
- (Update Channels) New release channels names. "PlexPass" channel is now named "Beta".

FIXES:
- (Streaming Brain) Rare deadlock that could occur when seeking (#7590)
- (Photos) Photo timestamps read from EXIF tags were recorded incorrectly when Daylight Saving Time is in effect (#7577)
- (DVR) Properly set all images for EyeQ channels (#7428)
- (Transcoder) Seeks may not be processed under rare circumstances (#7599)
- (Linux) Add Apollolake support for Synology x86_64 (#7550)
- (Streaming Brain) Temporarily burn subtitles in for DASH Auto-Quality, in cases where the subs could be lost on a quality change (#7597)


#182

Plex Media Server 1.9.6 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

NEW:
- (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.23.1

FIXES:
- (Search) Duplicate albums/tracks could be returned in search.
- (Sync) Clients wouldn't account for files bigger than 2GB when calculating the used space. (#7664)
- (Companion) A crash could occur when using companion (#7689)
- (Transcoder) Playback could fail near the end of a video, most often when using automatic quality. (#7691)


#183

Plex Media Server 1.9.6.4401 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

N.B. We will start using full build numbers (Major.Minor.Patch.Build) for all releases. Beta updates will keep the existing patch number (e.g. 1.9.6.4401 follows 1.9.6.4385).

FIXES:
- (DVR) Video streams that were getting lost during recording have been found again (#7637) (#7758)
- (Android) Fix green artifacts when transcoding to DASH (#7578)
- (DVR) Keep Certain channel data from causing EPG to fail entirely for all channels (#7728)
- (DVR) Exclude duplicate/past airings on other channels in EPG data so they show in the timeline correctly. (#7699)
- (DVR) Deadlock when tuning live (#7684)
- (Transcoder) Deadlock during playback (#7710)


#184

Plex Media Server 1.9.6.4429 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

FIXES:

  • (Transcoder) Fixed soft subs not appearing in some cases (#7597)
  • (Playback) Crashes when finishing playback

#185

Plex Media Server 1.9.7.4441 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

NEW:

  • (Transcoder) Support pruning old segments to reduce disk usage in DASH and HTTP transcodes (#7484)
  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.26.2

FIXES:

  • (Android) Add missing library to the installer (#7716)
  • (Android) Fix green artifacts when transcoding to DASH (#7578)
  • (Diagnostics) Downloaded logs/databases now have correct timestamps (#5177)
  • (Diagnostics) The log file zip will now resepct the LogNumFiles preference (#7239)
  • (DVR) Deadlock when tuning live (#7684)
  • (DVR) Exclude duplicate/past airings on other channels in EPG data so they show in the timeline correctly. (#7699)
  • (DVR) Fix an issue that led to missing video streams in some cases (#7637)
  • (DVR) Keep Certain channel data from causing EPG to fail entirely for all channels (#7728)
  • (DVR) When changing folders in a library, recordings could fail (#6203)
  • (Extras) Use the right bitrate for extras. (#7678)
  • (Filters) Add ability to filter on audio/subtitle languages (#6401)
  • (Filters) Add writer/producer filters for movie libraries (#6401)
  • (Filters) Director, writer, and producer custom filters for TV libraries now work correctly (#6401)
  • (Hubs) A rare case where episodes from other libraries could be suggested on postplay screen. (#7703)
  • (Hubs) Don’t show hubs with just one thing in them on show screens (#6353)
  • (Hubs) When changing the “include in dashboard” setting, dashboard wouldn’t update (#7726)
  • (Hubs) When creating a playlist, ensure it shows up in RECENT PLAYLISTS even before playing.
  • (Hubs) When deleting a playlist, it could remain in the RECENT PLAYLISTS hub. (#7701)
  • (iOS) Crash restarting the server. (#7231)
  • (Library) Crash when attempting to download extras (#7713)
  • (Library) Crash when getting children of an unparented season (#7677)
  • (Library) When changing airing order, shows refresh automatically and thumb are correctly reset (#6465)
  • (Photos) Items in photo timelines will reflect the correct date now if the original date is altered and re-analyzed (#7557)
  • (Scanner) Corrected thumbnail generation on a section (#7764)
  • (Scheduled tasks) Sometimes nightly EPG refreshing task and others wouldn’t run (#7719)
  • (Security) Library section information could be leaked to shared users (#6954)
  • (Stream Ready) Don’t crash when falling back from a hardware encoding failure (#7568)
  • (Streaming Brain) Preserve soft subtitles in DASH Auto-Quality (#7597)
  • (Transcoder) A crash on certain FreeBSD configurations
  • (Transcoder) A crash when trying to use hardware transcoding in macOS 10.10 (#7692)
  • (Transcoder) A crash with certain subtitles in files with embedded fonts (#7436)
  • (Transcoder) Do not disable hardware decoding if hardware encoding fails on unsupported resolutions (#7646)
  • (Transcoder) Make dangerous transcoder prefs ‘hidden’ (#7536)
  • (Transcoder) Rare deadlock during playback (#7710)
  • (Transcoder) Video quality improvements when hardware encoding on Broadwell and Braswell devices (#6914)

#186

Plex Media Server 1.9.6.4429 is now available for everyone.


#187

Plex Media Server 1.9.7.4460 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

FIXES:

  • (Playback) Playback would end early on some devices

#188

Plex Media Server 1.9.7.4460 is now available to everyone