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Happy Holidays from Plex!

12.24.10 36 Comments

We just wanted to take a moment and wish you and your families a happy holidays! Thanks for spending this exciting year with us, thanks for your feedback, your encouragement, your enthusiasm, your kind words, and even for your constructive criticism. We’ve come a long way in the last year, and we have some amazing plans for 2011! We’d also like to drop a little something in the stockings of our development community out there, in the form of a…


A new Plex incremental and some MP4 love

12.18.10 67 Comments

  As you might have noticed, we finished up on a round of incremental releases and made v0.9.1.9 an official release, updating the main download page and pushing it via Sparkle update. We want to take a moment and thank you all for trying out the incremental releases along the way, and giving us great feedback on them. We also hope the more adventurous among you enjoyed playing around with new features and fixes before they were officially released! Without…


Happy Thanksgiving, now with Metadata Editing!

11.25.10 74 Comments

Ever since Plex/Nine was released, the most often requested feature has been “I want to be able to manually edit the data for a piece of media”. This request came in many different forms, from the modest “please let me edit the title for a movie” to the less subtle “plex is combeltey [sic] borkem [sic]”. I’m pleased to say with the incremental we’re releasing today, not only can you edit titles, you can edit just about every single aspect…


Plex Incrementals

10.25.10 29 Comments

In order to get the code more quickly and easily into your hands, and get early feedback, we’re going to start making the occasional incremental release. Every so often, we’ll spin a full DMG and upload it for you to play with. If you’re feeling adventurous, play with it, and if you’re not, wait for the official releases. These incrementals will be snapshots that are likely to be less stable than the official releases. Installation is as easy as dragging…


Plex v0.9.1

10.23.10 95 Comments

Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to the latest version of Plex/Nine. It’s much more stable, it’s faster, has more features, and it’s also much shinier than the last release. The release can be downloaded via auto-update or from the home page. This release also includes all the changes from the various hot-fixes, which I’ll summarize here as well for the sake of completeness. NEW: Cast information restored to movie information dialog in Plex for Mac. NEW: Ability to…


Plex Media Server ever-hotter-fix (2010-09-26)

09.26.10 57 Comments

I like these hot-fixes few for a different reasons; first and foremost, it’s an easy way for us to get new code into your hands in the quickest possible way. Second of all, it’s a great way to get feedback from you before we roll another official release, which will offer itself via auto-update. So if you’re feeling brave, take them for a spin, and if you’re not, please wait for the official release. One comment we received was something…


Plex Media Server hot-fix released

09.24.10 62 Comments

[edit: updated with new slightly hotter fix that contains a resolution for the Plex crash setting posters] We’re happy to be able to offer you a hot-fix for the Plex Media Server which fixes a number of issues. We’re also working on the next version of the iOS app, which fixes a good handful of bugs, and we hope to have it ready for submission to Apple early next week. This hot-fix is very easy to install: Download the new…


Open Platform, Meet KLEXi

09.16.10 66 Comments

Back in the days of Plex/Eight, it was possible to write some limited third-party applications, primarily limited to remote control applications. There was Ryan’s excellent Media Hound, written specifically for Plex, and then a bevy of other remotes which included support for Plex, such as Evan’s acclaimed Rowmote Pro. In previous posts on Plex/Nine, I’ve waxed rhapsodic on the open nature of the new platform. The ability to write scanners, plug-ins, metadata agents, and of course the HTTP/XML API to the…


Plex and the Future of Television

This week has been a big one for TV-related announcements. Apple annouced their revamped Apple TV, and Boxee was quick to reply with their own thoughts on the matter. It turns out that now is the perfect time for us to explain our vision for the future of Plex and television as well. Today, Plex requires that you have a Mac connected to your TV. As sexy as they are, a Mac Mini is $699. And let’s face it, you…