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Release: Plex/Seven 0.7.5: Five juicy fixes, and a partridge in a pear tree

12.26.08 34 Comments

Hope you’ve all been having fun holiday celebrations! I’ve been drinking heavily and obsessively fixing bugs in Plex, and finding that the two activities mix well. FIX: The audio dropout issue which was introduced in 0.7.2 should now be fixed. FIX: The corrupted German MediaStream strings. FIX: File size reporting bug in HTTP API has really been fixed this time. FIX: Some tweaks to “album artist” tags in Plex Media Server iTunes module. Thanks to zanex for helping explain what…


Release: Plex/Seven 0.7.4 – Christmas Eve Cheer

12.24.08 17 Comments

It turns out there was a nasty regression in 0.7.3 with videos not playing smoothly, so I thought I’d take the time to release an update, especially since otherwise I’d be trapped decorating Christmas trees, carving hams, or wrapping presents. Here are the changes: FIX: Regression causing glitchy playback of videos. FIX: Fixed a bug present since the start of the Plex/Seven series where music playback was oddly broken, and skipping tracks only worked some of the time (thanks to…


Release: Plex/Seven 0.7.3: Ho ho ho…

12.23.08 34 Comments

[I’ve released 0.7.3 to fix a small bug with audio in 0.7.2] I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since the last release. I apologize for leaving you guys in the lurch with the CoreAudio hang issue for so long, but hopefully this release is chock full enough of goodies to make up for it. This is a busy time of year, and many of you are likely traveling to visit family, or simply enjoying the time off at…


Our Mirrors Runneth Over

12.23.08 2 Comments

We can’t tell you how much we appreciate the overwhelming response to our request for mirrors. Isaac worked his ass off on some scripts, and now the whole thing is automated. Adding or removing a mirror is trivial, and you should never get a bad link even if mirrors go down. What this should translate to from your perspective is FAST Plex downloads! At this point we have 23 active mirrors, and that should be enough. We’ll definitely keep all…


One Year Ago Today…

12.10.08 50 Comments

Exactly one year ago, I made the following post to the XBMC forums: One year later, we have a great media center that feels at home on the Mac, a talented group of developers and designers, t-shirts, a website, a canine mascot, and most importantly, a thriving community of great people. Many, many thanks to everyone who helped along the way, I’m incredibly excited to see what the next year of Plex brings!


Looking for a few good mirrors

12.06.08 33 Comments

We’ve had so many thousands of downloads of Plex in the last couple months that the cost of hosting via Amazon’s otherwise excellent S3 service is starting to really add up. Cayce has been kind enough to support us with the S3 hosting since the beginning, and we really appreciate it, but we’d like to move to a more affordable, and more geographically distributed solution. We’d like to know if there are people out there with a fast network connection…


Happy Thanksgiving!

11.27.08 8 Comments

I’ve got my brother and his wife in town for the next week, so I’m afraid that I won’t have much time for Plex, but I wanted to take a moment and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here on the Plex team (for those of you who celebrate it). We appreciate all your kind words and support, and we hope you’re spending some quality time with your families and eating lots of good food! (If…


Release: Plex/Seven 0.7.1 – Onwards and upwards

11.25.08 38 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it! What’s better than a free-range organic turkey? A new Plex/Seven release! We really appreciate all the feedback on the first in the Plex/Seven series. We have new features in the works, new ideas, and a great deal of enthusiasm and energy for this new series. So much so, in fact, that we’ve postponed the Plex/Six stable series release briefly to bring new a new installment in the Plex/Seven series. The good news is…


Release: Plex/Seven 0.7.0

11.16.08 59 Comments

I feel like I cheated you all, because we promised a release today and it’s taken us until now to fix some last minute issues and package everything up. Technically, it’s still Nov 16th, but I do realize that it will be Nov 17th for almost everyone else on the planet! My sincere apologies. Without further ado, then, we’d like to present to you the first release of the Plex/Seven series. You know what’s in it, come take it for…


Plex/Seven: One More Thing

11.16.08 23 Comments

You know that Programs section, that doesn’t really do anything except display that photo of the Windows laptop which sends understandable chills down your spine? Well, James has fixed that: See, isn’t that much better? While he was in there, he decided to actually make it do something useful too. Let’s see if this next screenshot doesn’t sum it up nicely: Like, oh my god. Support for launching external applications from Plex? Check! Full-size icon rendering? Check! Exiting Plex while…