Plex Media Server

release-announcements

#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


#189

Plex Media Server 1.10.0.4516 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

NEW:

  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.27.1
  • (DVR) Added functionality to remove commercials from recorded content (#5633)
  • (Live) Added the ability to seek within an active recording, with client support (#7270)
  • (Transcoder) Support for hardware decoding of 10-bit HEVC (#7738)

FIXES:

  • (DVR) A server's first recording of LATM-packetized AAC could fail (#7875)
  • (DVR) An issue where poor-quality signal could cause recordings to "stick", reporting as 100% complete (#7606)
  • (DVR) New Episodes Tonight hub now correctly starts at 7pm local time (#7614)
  • (DVR) Recordings could hang if the tuner lost its signal lock (#7606)
  • (DVR) Some DVB subtitles weren't recorded (#7700)
  • (Extras) Fixed extras regression in previous release (#7821)
  • (Hubs) Speed up music and TV hubs.
  • (Metadata) Add support for absolute ordering in TV episode filenames (#7159)
  • (On Deck) Fix a fairly large slowdown introduced recently (#7824)
  • (Streaming Brain) Correct bitrate restricted playback of some channel content (#7452)
  • (Streaming Brain) Corrected playback when ABR is requested but server limits streams to 320kbps (#7706)
  • (Transcoder) Fixed soft subs not appearing in some cases (#7597)
  • (Transcoder) Hardware encoding had reduced quality on Windows with Intel GPUs in some cases (#7887)

#190

Plex Media Server 1.10.0.4523 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

FIXES:

  • (DVR) Commercial removal was enabled by default for recording schedules in some cases (#7898)

#191

Plex Media Server 1.10.0.4523 is now available to everyone


#192

Plex Media Server 1.10.1.4561 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

FIXES:

  • (Codecs) Previously downloaded codecs were not always automatically downloaded at server upgrade time (#7643)
  • (DVR) Add some extra safety around loading EPG data to avoid a couple of crashes (#7883)
  • (DVR) Recordings could hang if the tuner lost its signal lock (#7606)
  • (Hubs) Starting playback from certain hubs may fail (#7777)
  • (Photos) Videos added via Camera Upload have the wrong date on iOS (#7517).
  • (Streaming Brain) Playback involving transcodes of some channel content failed with bandwidth error (#7911)
  • (Streaming Brain) Subtitles could disappear at the end of the file while transcoding (#7922)
  • (Transcoder) Subtitles could be unnecessarily transcoded when streaming to Plex Media Player (#7598)
  • (MediaInspector) Not all date information was getting saved correctly after re-analysis (#7934)

#193

Plex Media Server 1.10.1.4602 is now available to everyone

  • (Photos) The timeline view could become inconsistent when dates are altered on items in the section (#7955)

#194

Plex Media Server 1.11.0.4633 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

NEW:
- (Transcoder) Support HDMI frame rate and dynamic range switching on the Apple TV 4K (#7778)
- (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.31.1

FIXES:
- (Analysis) Not all data was reported on Opus streams
- (DVR) Fix a crash on start. (#7953)
- (Hubs) Photo albums could show up in recent playlists hubs (#7944)
- (Transcoder) Sidecar subtitles could disappear when using direct stream (#7931)
- Crash when requesting play queue (#7997).


#195

Plex Media Server 1.11.0.4666 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

NEW:

  • Support for improved collections. Blog post

#196

Plex Media Server 1.11.1.4730 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

NEW:

  • (Photos) Extract title and image description from photo metadata when available (#7770)

FIXES:

  • (Analysis) MP2 audio in MP4 could be mis-detected as MP3
  • (DVR) Prefer subscription comskip preferences over global pref (#7968)
  • (DVR) Updated transponder frequencies for DVB-T (#7473)
  • (Hubs) Improved the performance of the Recently Added TV hub (#7656)
  • (Hubs) The (per-show) setting to show/hide TV seasons was being ignored by Recently Added TV (#7656)
  • (Photos) Browsing the timeline view could have a negative impact on performance of other operations (#8078)
  • (Photos) Improve metadata extraction for camera lens info (#7770)
  • (Photos) Opening related items for photos could sometimes cause the server to crash (#8078)
  • (Transcoder) Playing back HEVC on Apple TV or iOS could cause the server to crash (#8032)
  • (Transcoder) Improved resilience of the Matroska demuxer when seeking in corrupted files (#7682)
  • (Transcoder) Soft subtitles could sometimes fail to play on iOS/tvOS (#8022)
  • (Transcoder) Transcodes of mov_text streams for PMP could fail (#7951)
  • A crash could occur on Windows after a library scan (#8029)
  • Collections from related libraries the user didn't have permission could appear (but were not accessible)
  • The scanner could crash during loudness analysis
  • Updated string translations

#197

Plex Media Server 1.11.1.4753 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

FIXES:

  • (DVR) Recordings could become "stuck" in some cases (#7606)
  • (DVR) Recordings could terminate prematurely in some cases (#7623)
  • (Transcoder) Playback could cause deadlocks in certain situations (#8079)
  • (Transcoder) Videos could fail to play when started at an offset on iOS with soft subtitles (#8082)

#198

Plex Media Server 1.11.1.4760 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

FIXES:

  • (LiveTV) 'Timeout' failures when watching live (#8140) (#8116)
  • (DVR) Recordings could fail under some circumstances (#8140) (#8116)

#199

Plex Media Server 1.11.1.4768 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

FIXES:

  • (Hubs) Recently Added TV hub failed to load for managed users with content restrictions. (#8123)

#200

Plex Media Server 1.11.2.4772 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

FIXES:

  • (WebTV) Tizen WebVTT subtitle compatibility changes

#201

Plex Media Server 1.11.3.4793 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

NEW:

  • (Photos) Show recently favorited items in discovery hub (#8101)

FIXES:

  • (DVR) Cancelling a recording when comskip is enabled shouldn't result in an error (#7926)
  • (DVR) Episodes of the same show that air on the same day now record correctly (#6668)
  • (Filters) Dates before Jan 1st 1970 would not work properly in some filter fields (#8077)
  • (Photos) Autotagging for some items could become stuck in a throttled state (#8068)
  • (Photos) Changes to EXIF date fields edited in certain applications would not get picked up correctly (#8125)
  • (Photos) Photo albums in folder view will now show thumbs for Posters and Backgrounds when editing and will correctly retain changes between scans (#7947)
  • (Photos) Show video items in Recently Added hub for photo sections (#8101)
  • (Photos) Timeline entries before Jan 1 1970 would not be displayed consistently (#8152)
  • (Streaming Brain) Could deadlock in certain circumstances when ABR was in use (#8124)
  • (Transcoder) Playback could fail or behave erratically near the end of videos when Direct Streaming to certain clients (#8042)
  • (Transcoder) Soft subtitles could sometimes fail to play on iOS/tvOS (#8022)