Plex/Nine has been released!

Come and get it, we really hope you enjoy it.

Thank you so much for your incredible support over the last week, as we’ve worked super hard to get this out to you. Is it perfect? No. Is it bug free? Absolutely not. But it’s a giant step in the right direction, and it makes us very happy to be able to share it with you. We’re over the snowy pass, and heading down into a lush valley, where great things await.

Check it out, let us know how it works for you. If anything’s badly broken, we’ll fix it, and if anything is missing, we’ll add it!

 

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  • humm yes, simply run plex by remote desktop seems ok, but:
    – launched before the media library by remote desktop: the covers no longer displayed
    – then, open plex -> white screen

    Thanks
    (Sorry for my bad English!)

  • @elan, I’ve let it settle for a few days and made sure it’s not updating the library and unfortunately it still does the same thing (slow to update from within plex). Even worse, when I open plex in another mac on the same network (LAN), it takes over a minute to display the thumbnails :(

    • @Karim: Right now each Plex client keeps around its own cache, that that’s expected, unfortunately there is “warm-up” time for each client.

  • I downloaded Plex nine in my Mac Mini.

    As part of the initialization, it did ask me about the Movie library. However I forgot to add my second Movie library.

    Now after installation is complete, I am not able to add my second Movie Library into Plex.

    I don’t see the “add source” option in the “Videos” section. Any idea how to add a folder containing movies to Plex nine.

    • @Manas Barooah: All library management is done through the Plex Media Manager now, click the > icon in the menu, select Media Manager, and add as many sections as you’d like.

  • @elan, so how can i force a client to update its cache? I would like to get to a point where Plex client just knows all the movies and all the posters / fanarts are there. Do I have to physically go over each movie or does it happen in the background without me needing to scroll my movie list?

  • No RAR support … totally screw if you have 16 To of compressed files like me.
    Hope this will be back in the futur.

  • @elan

    Great new release!

    Does scrobbling to iTunes still work? I can’t figure out how to do it since the upgrade.

  • How does RAR help in Plex when reading video files, I thought video its already compressed or I am missing something?

  • Hi Guys just wanted to give you another shout on how good a start Plex 9 is :)

    after a few days with it now is works amazingly well on my Macpro server streaming to my 3 iMacs and mediaMini. My iPhone and iPad! just all works! (Yes i may be an Apple fanboy but i am now also a Plex fanboy)

    Best moment so far, showing my mum the iPhone app selecting her fave movie and hitting the play on mini and it playing on the big TV!

    Also I have just got it working over the ‘magical’ interweb to my girlfriends iMac (via Logmein Hamachi slightly clunky mac beta) and again what can i say add the source and poof the magic kicks in and she has my sections in her plex!

    Congrats guys and keep up the good work

  • First of all: great piece of software folks. It brings almost everything one can hope for.
    One issue though with the Media Manager: files (movies or tv shows) starting with the same name are not handled properly.
    Example: I have one movie released in 1973 and another version released in 2000; 2 files named as follows:
    (1973).mp4
    (2000).mp4
    Media Manager would only find the first movie, and tag it with the infos of the 2nd one!
    The same happens for a tv show.

  • First of all: great piece of software folks. It brings almost everything one can hope for.
    One issue though with the Media Manager: files (movies or tv shows) starting with the same name are not handled properly.
    Example: I have one movie released in 1973 and another version released in 2000; 2 files named as follows:
    blabla(1973).mp4
    blabla(2000).mp4
    Media Manager would only find the first movie, and tag it with the infos of the 2nd one!
    The same happens for a tv show.

  • Man this is super sick!

    I haven’t been over to the Plex app site for a while and to see v0.9 is amazing.

    Thanks SO much for all your work :)

  • This is all good etc. But without RAR support I cannot condone this. You guys need to stop living in a fantasy world where legal TV series watching is even possible (it’s not in Sweden). The only way of following a series without having to wait several months for it to be released on Swedish television, is to download. And downloads are in RAR format. Please re-add the RAR support.

    Until you do, I will use XBMC.

  • Please fix the RAR support!

  • Just upgraded to Plex 0.9 only to find out that you dropped RAR support. What a letdown. Converted back to XBMC till that gets fixed (if ever), as I can live quite comfortably without a streaming Server, but not without playing from RAR.

  • RAR-Support has gone, so am I. Rest in peace PLEX.

  • @Empezar et al: Maybe you should get in touch with reality sometime. Rar is just a compression format, which is completely useless for media. Video/audio you download off the internet is already heavily compressed by means of the specific encoding algorithm (MPEG etc). If you download rar-compressed media, what stops you from decompressing it using something like unrar? Even if you have TBs of rar-compressed content, you can easily decompress it all in one go using the command line.

  • @orly
    Pretty obvious that it’s convenient to play without having to decompress first. Playing directly from RAR files has always been there. Why remove it?

  • Must.have.RAR.support.now…………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RAR support is such a missing feature… i was about to switch from XBMC to PLEX but now to see there is no RAR support in it.

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