Archives March 2011

Plex v0.9.2.6 – A little something for everyone

03.29.11 77 Comments

It’s rainy, and I have no beer. I have no beer because my car battery died, so I haven’t been able to go to the store to purchase more beer. As sure, my sadness will surely come through in these release notes. And there’s a Blues song in there somewhere. An important general fix: FIX: As issue when scanning a lot of new content (especially TV shows), where the Media Server could become unresponsive. We are now downloading media at…


Plex v0.9.2.5 – All Apologies

03.21.11 55 Comments

Well, you know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice, men and software engineers. The last release contained a stupid database bug which caused the following issues in certain cases (mostly from-scratch scans): Scans wouldn’t bring in new content. Deleting the trash would crash the media server. We apologize profusely for this issue, and we will strive to do better in the future. For starters, we’ll be sure to push major new releases as incrementals/betas before we push…


Plex v0.9.2.4 – Solidification

03.21.11 73 Comments

No matter how much testing you do, software always has bugs. It’s the curse of our profession. I guess you could say the same about any product or profession (say, that Beatles song with the guitars ever so slightly out of tune, or the house with the floors that are not quite level). But with those things, the imperfections can add to the final product, add to its character, whereas with software, flaws are just undesirable warts. Such is the…


Plex v0.9.2.3 – #velociraptorblood

03.17.11 89 Comments

You’ve been patient, and now it’s finally here! We’re not enabling auto-update quite yet for it, so consider this a pre-release. It might even have a bug or two (gasp!). Play with it, and please let us know how you like it. Mac and Windows downloads are available on the home page. The iOS app is just getting wrapped up and getting ready for submission. (Also, we know that some people are having issues with A/V sync and other playback…


Coming Attractions (the last one)

03.15.11 41 Comments

First of all, the winner of the pet monkey from the last post is Dean M, who was the first to name the movie. Very nicely done, sir. So there is this tab on the iOS application that has been blacked out (or “red-ed out” to be more precise about it) in previous posts. Unfortunately, in a true comedy of errors, I did a horrible job of keeping it a secret. In the first post, I left some images on…


Coming Attractions (part 5)

03.14.11 99 Comments

As most of you know, at the core of the Plex Media Server sits a powerful transcoding engine. Its raison d’être is to make your media available on the widest range of clients possible, over any connection. A 1080p MKV file, for example, is impossible to play on a tiny little Archos media player, because of hardware limitations. The Plex Media Server’s transcoder makes it possible to stream such a file to that device by performing a real-time conversion. On iOS…


Coming Attractions (part 4)

03.13.11 65 Comments

Almost exactly half of the Plex users (a ridiculously good-looking bunch, might I add) are outside the United States. That means that rich subtitle support is extremely important. We realize that Plex/Nine has been lacking in that department, and we aim to fix that in this next release. Without any further ado, let’s start from the beginning, as you’re setting up your media. You’ll notice a new preference area for language which looks like this: This lets the media server…


Coming Attractions (parts 2 and 3)

03.12.11 70 Comments

(Two posts combined into one due to giant waves and radioactive lizards.) First, a few quick things I forgot to mention in the last post: Easy media moves: One of the nice side effects of the soft deletion feature is that it’s much easier to move your media around. You could do this in the last version, but it’s much simpler now, since the media can disappear for a while between scans, and nothing is lost. Poster/Art downloads: Another tweak…


Coming Attractions (part 1)

03.09.11 53 Comments

We’ve been working hard on the next release of Plex, which will be out very shortly, and we wanted to take some time to go over some of the features and fixes that are in this release. There’s lots of stuff to cover, so I’ll do a series of posts to go over the most salient changes. The Flash 10.x bug has been fixed. You can now install the latest and greatest Flash release with Plex, and no longer do…