New Plug-in Releases

06.23.09 18 Comments

It’s a Tuesday night, you’re bored, the North Koreans aren’t launching missiles at your state, and you’re media hungry. Well, you’re in luck. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our brilliant team of plug-in developers, we have a few more plug-ins to offer you. (Actually, I think 14 counts as more than a few.) Again, many thanks to Andreas W. for the highly skilled graphic design work.

First up is Picasa Web, written by Ian Gratton. Browse your private online library or your friends’ libraries, or search for photos.


Have you ever wanted to listen to radio stations on Shoutcast with Plex and been frustrated with the poor user interface? Just install the new Shoutcast plug-in, set your preferences (minimum bit-rate, sort order), and browse through thousands of streams.


Next up, written by our own Scott, Miro is a plug-in that taps the Miro Directory, an open content directory which offers over 6,000+ internet TV shows and video podcasts. Organized by genre or language, there is something for everyone in here (including a fair number of sheep, apparently).


Forum user beowulfe was kind enough to write a few plug-ins guaranteed to please your better looking half. Sure, they might complain when you watch 24 or don’t take the garbage out, but sit them in front of these plug-ins and you’ll likely be able to sneak off with your mates for a beer.

First up is HGTV for all your home design, decorating, home improvement or landscaping projects.


Next up is The Food Network, which has lots of content including Ace of Cakes, Good Eats, 30 Minute Meals and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

food.png, written by the prolific Ryan McNally, is a behind-the-scenes Web portal that provides an intimate, fresh look into the process of making a movie by the insiders themselves. Lots of cool content here.

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“RTL NOW” ist die Marke für zeitsouveräne TV-Nutzung von RTL-Formaten. Seit Januar 2007 können Sie auf dem Video-Abruf-Portal einen großen Teil des RTL-Programms für sieben Tage nach Ausstrahlung kostenlos per Stream ansehen. Highlights lassen sich schon unmittelbar nach der TV-Ausstrahlung abspielen.

Author: Robert Nio


Ask A Ninja is an award-winning series of comedy videos about the image of ninja in popular culture. Watch the latest episode or any past episodes in Plex.


Elk jaar staat Utrecht tien dagen in het teken van de Nederlandse film. Dan vindt het Nederlands Film Festival plaats dat gericht is op de Nederlandse cinema in al zijn facetten. Bekijk hier de vodcast en andere online video’s van het festival (o.a. trailers, interviews en verslagen vanaf het festivalterrein).

Author: Sander Spies


The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, also by Ryan McNally, is a webcomic written and drawn by Chris Hastings and inked by Kent Archer. Published three times a week on its own website, it features the fictional adventures of a character named Dr. McNinja, a thirty-five-year-old doctor who also happens to be a ninja.


Am Samstag, dem 20. September 2003, um 13 Uhr ging die wöchentliche Computersendung c’t magazin im hessen fernsehen erstmals auf Sendung. Serviceorientiert und unterhaltsam berichtet c’t magazin jeweils dreißig Minuten lang über die ganz alltäglichen Probleme beim Umgang mit Computern, Handys und dem Internet. Woche für Woche nimmt die von Mathias Münch moderierte Magazinsendung neue Produkte ebenso unter die Lupe wie die Qualität von Dienstleistungen.

Author: Robert Nio


8-Bit Theater, written by Ryan McNally, is a comic based on the video game Final Fantasy I, following the four Light Warriors in their quest to vanquish the King of Demons, Chaos.

8bit.png, written by Jonny Wray, is the premier source of free high quality extreme sports videos. Watch LIVE webcast, streaming, replays and on-demand best sports video.


GameSpy, also by Ryan McNally, is all about video games. You can find walkthroughs and reviews of games for the PC, XBox, and numerous other platforms.


One last note: The plug-in authors should check the released versions, as they may include minor changes or fixes.

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  • All look to be great plugins but I am still waiting for a Flickr plugin. I would hope with a Picasa plugin that Flickr can’t be too far behind, no?

    Is anyone actively working on a Flickr plugin?

    Cheers. Keep up the great work!

    • @The House of Husar: A flickr plug-in is being worked on by Ian, and a preliminary version is available on the unsupported section of the Wiki.

  • Whoa! Excellent set of plugins! I believe this even brings the first ‘native’ Dutch plugin. Thanks Sander! And was really looking forward to c’t. Thanks a lot Robert!!

  • Thanks for the new plugins, now the first even in German!

    @Robert Nio: Vielen Dank für die 2 super Plugins in deutscher Sprache, weiter so!

  • Wow, this is awesome. Great job to all the developers! Much appreciation.

  • Thanks for the new plug-ins. Kudos for the southcast plug-in. Now where’s my facebook plug-in?

  • No biggie, but it’s Jonny Wray not Wrap.

    • @Jonny: I’m really sorry man, I should have proofread the post better! I’ve fixed it now.

  • Great work guys. I can’t wait to see the finished Flickr plugin :)

    I’m not sure how well a Facebook one would work though?

  • Is there a way to have a 24h clock in Plex? The one up in the left corner? I can’t find a setting for that. I truly hate the AM/PM thing :)

    • @Jonas: It respects your settings in OS X. Go to the International Preference Pane and customize the Short Time format. It’ll change instantly in Plex.

  • Awsome elan, thank you and keep up the good work with Plex, it’s truly amazing software I tell you.

  • Some really cool looking designs for Plex. Congrats.

  • Great job on the new plug-ins. As a UK user BBC iPlayer and 4oD are ‘ I can’t do without apps’ any chance of adding Sky Player to the list? Please

  • Actually the Food Network plugin doesn’t have Good Eats. At least, not that I can find – that’s the only show I ever cared about on that channel. 😉

    Still, awesome work!

  • excellent

    is there a way to get streaming tV of yoru choice……….. I really want

  • I am having problems with the Picasa plug-in. I cannot enter the @ sign in the login user name. So it will not login.
    I’ve tried all different combination on my Swedish keyboard. It is not possible to copy/paste either.


  • Elan Thats Great

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