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 via Sparkle. We’ll also consider either administering beatings or reducing the beer rations as negative incentives for those guilty of the bugs.

(A known issue with this release – the last few, actually – is IDX/SUB subtitles. We’ll be working on it.)

Barkley raised his per-photo licensing rates, so we’re going to have to skip this release.

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  • Bad timing for changing my medialibrary 😀
    Thanks for the quick update, love your work, keep rocking!

  • Thanks a lot for the hard work on this software. Use it on a daily basis, couldn’t live without it!

  • @Nixta ROTFFL at this – seen on your Blog

  • I usually never have any problems but I have installed and tried to update PMS with some new movies but there was 1 movie it would not take.
    So I fired up Media Manager, and then to the movies section. clicked edit section and added and extra folder that PMS should scan. Put the new movie in the new folder and PMS sees it. Put the movie back with the other films, PMS wont see it. What’s up with that?

  • YOU ROCK! :-)

  • Same problem as @James: Server stuck at Starting, so no plug-ins.

  • Regarding all this subtitle action…

    I got so fed up dealing with directories and filename-based sub matches and such, that I just bit the bullet and used MKVMerge to embed the subs right into the MKV. Sure it takes about 90 seconds of setup time per movie, the transient space to store the new MKV, then another 60 seconds to inspect the resulting on-screen log, test play/scrub-through the new MKV, then toss the old one in the trash. Given how long it takes to actually *watch* the movie, the few minutes per movie to “clean” it all up so I don’t have to manage separate subs was worth it for me.

    I did the same with all the Rifftrax movies I have as well… drag-n-drop the HD MKV and the low-res Rifftrax AVI into MKVMerge, select all the streams except the low-res movie in the AVI, name the Rifftrax audio track “Rifftrax” and mux to a new file… bingo: HD movie with selectable “Rifftrax” audio track (or “Commentary x”, etc.)

    At some point when the PMS is nailed down, and attention moves back to the front end, I’m hoping that we can either be given the tools to write a plug-in, or it gets built-in standard, to scan for these audio tracks and show a visual indicator in the Plex interface for any movies with “*Rifftrax*” or “*Commentary*” audio tracks, etc. But, that’s a topic for another day !

    Thanks again for keeping the development at a brisk pace ! Anyone complaining about these quickly-fixed regressions should look at the first number in the version of Plex 😉

    • @tungsten2k: Thanks for your proactive/positive approach to things, very much appreciated :)

  • Every time I add a new episode to any TV show’s folder, the media manager catches a strange dragon ball-z metadata. Interesting bug, as I don’t have a single episode of this show.
    Besides that, the Plex is rock solid. Love the implementation of newer flash versions support. Keep up the good work, dude!

  • Cmon man. Wheres the ios app update!?!?!?!

  • My recent download of is not recognised by my MacBook Pro… Whazzup?

  • I’m with “guy” up there what’s up with the iOS update has it been submitted at least? The wait is killing me, the preview posted last week was such a tease lol.t

    • Almost done, we fixed a bunch more bugs over the last few days :)

  • Don’t give up now! There’s still work to do. SRT is still not working at all (Not after force rescan and not after new added media). I understand the most important reason for the upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2.x was subtitle support and auto download them from opensubtitles. But that’s useless if you can’t see the subtitles it downloads (and I don’t see it working either).
    I’m still keeping and using 9.1. until the beer effect washes out.
    9.1.x = Amazing soft.
    9.2.x (5 included) = catastrophic.

    • @Damian: would love to help you, please post details in the forums. There are still buglets, but it should work pretty well!

  • I’d love if you guys put back “empty the trash on each refresh” as the default value in the media manager. I think that the majority of the plex users use it as a 10-feet interface. If I have to quit plex and open the media manager each time I do a change, It would kinda defeat the purpose? Thanks.

    • @Andreas: it’s an option in the library tab of preferences :)

  • **it Happenz, still love Plex 😉

  • Excellent release, thanks guys.

  • Update downloads page?

  • Hope you fix this one as well: deleting video’s isn’t working anymore. When I remove a video from the directory, in the former Plex version it would delete it in Media Server. Now I get a yellow triangle and am stuck with an icon in media server for a movie I don’t want

    • @Hans: Just empty the trash with the icon on the lower left :-) Or go to Library Preferences and have it automatically empty the trash for you.

  • Would really love to see some dts wave, or any higher resolution sound formats. DTS-MA anyone?????

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