Archives September 2008

Release 0.5.19: Fine tuning

09.23.08 50 Comments

Alright, a fresh new release for your enjoyment. A few tasty new items, and some bug fixes reported by our most excellent community! You can download from the home page, or via Sparkle (within a few minutes). NEW: Our newest Plexville code master, Jam, added the ability to modify the panel brightness for applicable LCDs (iMacs, laptops) via the settings. Lots of other really cool things coming very shortly from him. NEW: Greatly simplified settings. Isaac worked really hard to…


Survey Results

09.14.08 34 Comments

I’ll be out of town for the next couple days, but I wanted to leave you all with some entertaining reading material. Back in July we asked you to fill out a survey detailing how you store your media, how you use Plex, and what future work on the project was important to you. There’s a link to the full survey towards the end, but here are some of the things that were interesting to me: Almost three quarters of…


Release 0.5.17/0.5.18: DTS down-mixing fix

09.11.08 29 Comments

My sincere apologies for a bug that crept in with the DTS to AC3 transcoding feature which prevented DTS from down-mixing correctly. If you use usually connect Plex to a surround receiver supporting DTS you would not have been affected. The problem has been fixed, and I’ve uploaded the new release. The good news is you should be able to use Sparkle to do the update for you. This is Barkley catching guava fruit in his mouth. He loves guava,…


Release v0.5.16: Sparkle!

09.10.08 28 Comments

I know you’re getting tired of downloading these endless Plex releases, so I’m very pleased to announce that this should be the last release you’ll have to (manually) download. We’ve included the oft-requested Sparkle update system into Plex. I’m hoping it will make it much easier for people to stay up to date! The default setting is for it to check daily. The changes in this release (available from the home page) FIX: A silly and evil regression that prevented…


Release 0.5.15: All about the regressions

09.03.08 52 Comments

Hopefully this release will cure most of the serious issues with the last one. Downloads and source at the Plex home page. Thanks to everyone for their kind comments and thorough bug reports, and a warm welcome to all the new users! FIX: The issue with using Remote Buddy. FIX: DVDs don’t play over SMB (and other non-local protocols). FIX: Crashes when thumbnailing MPEG2 files. FIX: Annoying popup asking to locate screensaver (99% sure). FIX: Hebrew characters should work again…