Plex Media Server

release-announcements

#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)

#202

Plex Media Server 1.11.3.4803 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

FIXES:

  • (DVR) Back-to-back recordings would sometimes lose the second recording (#8168)
  • (DVR) Parsing of dates in EyeQ data could potentially fail if format changed (#8209)
  • (LiveTV) Crash when stopping LiveTV (#8169)

#203

Plex Media Server 1.11.3.4803 is now available to everyone