Plexamp keeps opening multiple instances of itself and closing one over and over again.


#1

This just started happening today. I open plexamp and I kept getting busy mouse icon every half second and plexamp would not play anything. In task manager I see 4 insatnces of plexamp.exe where one would close and re-open again and again. Rebooted initially, no change. Uninstalled - reinstalled, no change. I can search for music but playing does nothing. I'm running Windows 10 with current updates.

I looked at the log and it appears that plexamp discovers my library on my lan but it the player isn't found in available resources.


#2

Hmmm, sounds like maybe the server component is being restarted? I’d try whacking all the JSON files and starting from scratch (or just sign out and sign in again).


#3

Having the same issue with the exact symptoms you described starting a couple weeks ago and had also already tried the same steps to resolve however it is still doing the same thing. Have you found a resolution yet?


#4

Any chance either of you has a “weird” value for the TMPDIR environment variable? Or NODE_ENV?


#5

Again, sorry I haven’t replied in a timely manner. Not sure of the weird environment variables but removing ALL files related to plexamp (%appdata%\local\Plexamp\Plexamp) after uninstalling and then re-installing resolved the issue.


#6

both client and server side don’t have TMPDIR or NODE_ENV environment variables. However TMP and TEMP are both set to
“C:\Users\ [username]\AppData\Local\Temp” where [username] is my user name.

By the way something strange (and should be unrelated) when I tried to post this I had to add a space between C:\Users\ and [username] in order for it to show the back slash between C:\users and [username] otherwise it looked like C:\Users[username] in the post.


#7

The other symptom I am experiencing is also described in this post forums.plex.tv/discussion/318047/plex-amp-blank-interface#latest