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Changes for v1.9.1 - v1.9.2

  • NEW:
  • - (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.20.8



Changes for v1.8.4 - v1.9.1

  • NEW:
  • (Crash Reporting) Preference to opt out of crash reporting
  • (Privacy) Updates for new privacy policy
  • FIXES:
  • (Transcoder) Deadlocks when performing concurrent static and streaming transcodes (#7554)



Changes for v1.8.1 - v1.8.4

  • NEW:
  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.20.5
  • FIXES:
  • (NAS) Asustor ARM builds would fail to start



Changes for v1.7.5 - v1.8.1

  • NEW:
  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.14.1
  • FIXED:
  • (Play Queues) Skipping to the same item in a play queue would not update the id accordingly (#7248)
  • (Preferences) Hide auto-update preference on platforms that don't support it (#7332)
  • (Streaming Brain) Allow clients to buffer more when at max quality (#6624)
  • (Serialization) /status/sessions endpoint for playbacks with multiple Media elements wasn't serialized to JSON correctly (#7344)
  • (DVR) Log tuner make/model and support status when media grabs start (#7167)
  • (DVR) Tuning could fail on some channels (#7313)
  • (DVR) Analysis could incorrectly report 9000fps. Please re-analyse problematic files
  • (Photos) Bad data saved inside Exposure EXIF tags could cause analysis to crash (#6822)
  • (Serialization) Requesting /media/providers as JSON no longer crashes PMS (#7354)
  • (Android) Green tint in software-decoded video (#7385)
  • (Transcoder) Crashes when playing VP8 content (#7281) (#7359)



Changes for v1.5.5 - v1.5.6

  • (Windows) Installer improvements



Changes for v1.4.4 - v1.5.5

  • FIXED:
  • (Transcoder) Fix an issue with transcodes failing with long Windows user names. (#6709)



Changes for v1.4.3 - v1.4.4

  • NEW:
  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 3.1.1.
  • FIXES:
  • (DVR) Deadlock scheduling recordings. (#6468)
  • (DVR) Deadlock recording while scanning photo libraries. (#6405)
  • (DVR) Deadlock downloading EPG data. (#6504)
  • (DVR) Issues recording content when remuxing to MKV from DVB-T/T2 sources. (#6498)
  • (Streaming Brain) Rare deadlock estimating client bandwidth. (#6505)
  • (DLNA) DLNA Server might start even when the setting was disabled. (#6469)
  • (On Deck) On Deck episodes weren't showing for managed users with restrictions. (#6387)
  • (Transcoder) Matroska streams were missing duration metadata (causing playback issues on Chrome and some LG TVs). (#6462)
  • (Media Analysis) Audio format in MP4/M4V containers was incorrectly detected (causing playback issues on the Roku). (#6439)
  • (Media Analysis) Excessive logging analyzing certain files. (#6339)
  • (Media Analysis) Restore detection of header compression in Matroska containers.



Changes for v0.9.15.6 - v1.0.0

  • Please Note: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and OS X 10.6/10.7 are no longer supported in PMS
  • 1.0
  • NEW
  • Update Plex Web to 2.7.0.
  • (Chromecast) Use opus instead of mp3 when transcoding music. (#4805)
  • (Sync) Changed Sync database format. Downgrading to older Plex Media Server builds may cause Sync problems. (#3959)
  • FIXES:
  • (Sync) Synced content wouldn't show up on iOS in some rare cases. See https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/175998/planned-features-known-issues/ (#3959)
  • (Media Analysis) Crashes analyzing certain .wtv files. (#4789)
  • (Network) Update plex.tv server information when port mapping fails. (#4758)
  • (Metadata) Speed up album refreshes in some cases when using Last.fm agent.
  • (Transcoder) Playback failures skipping to near end of video. (#4803)
  • (Transcoder) Rare crashes with unreliable internet connections. (#4803)



Changes for v0.9.15.3 - v0.9.15.6

  • Multiple subtitles in a single file could be lost after a metadata update.
  • Auto-update could require a manual install in some cases.
  • (Roku) Improve stability resuming video over HLS.
  • (Windows) Simplify auto-update experience.
  • (Windows) Never reboot after a media server auto-update.
  • (Windows) Fix license link in 'about' dialog.



Changes for v0.9.12.4 - v0.9.12.11

  • Fixes
  • - Fix the local media agent not starting correctly.
  • - Fix a possible crash when updating premium music libraries.
  • - Fix an issue that caused remuxing and audio conversion on some ARMv7 and PPC platforms to fail.



Changes for v0.9.11.7 - v0.9.12.1

  • New
  • Enable iTunes importing code for UNIX; set advanced preference with path to library XML.
  • Support for decade-based filtering for movies and albums.
  • Add a hidden preference for sorting albums (AlbumSort, with default value "year:desc").
  • Add a new library preference to tell scanner to respect media tags (for new libraries).
  • Fixes
  • A crash shortly after startup.
  • (Linux) Crash on start.
  • (Windows) Scanner might not pick up new media, or might stop in the middle.
  • A few other crashes and minor stability issues.



Changes for v0.9.7.12 - v0.9.8.4

  • The 0.9.8 series has been brewing for a while now, like any fine brew of malted barley, hops, and media. (Autocorrect took my atrocious late-night typing and suggested “malted barkley, hopes, and media” which I would imagine is a very different drink.)
  • First released two months ago, it was followed up with 0.9.8.1, 0.9.8.2, 0.9.8.3 and 0.9.8.4. You can click the links for detailed changes, but the summary is:
  • Multi-user mode. All the users you share media with (inside and outside the house) get their own view of it (e.g. On Deck, view history) , and can select custom audio/subtitles. You can use it with children to restrict their access to certain parts of your library (this is only the first baby step towards parental controls). This feature is PlexPass only.
  • Now Playing: A “control room” for your server, where you can see what everyone is watching. If you enable media index files, you can even see a super cool animation of fading thumbnails. This feature is also PlexPass only.
  • Media Index Files: This option indexes your media and allows for graphical seeking. The Roku and Android apps make use of it. Also PlexPass only. Might make lesser computers cry while it’s actually indexing the files.
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  • HTTPS support: The media server listens on port 32443 for HTTPS connections.
  • Prettier photo albums: We now auto-select a “cover” photo for your photo albums.
  • DLNA fixes: There have been a large number of fixes to DLNA. It’s mo betta.
  • Other random goodness: Tons of fixes. Copious performance improvements.
  • Drobo 5N support: Got one of these beautiful new devices? Get your Plex on.



Changes for v0.9.7.11 - v0.9.7.12

  • NEW: Greatly improved (Sync and Win8) transcoder subtitle burning: support SSA and SMI, fix crashes, fix subtitle sync when resuming video.
  • FIX: Scanning TV shows near the root directory of a volume didn’t work reliably.
  • FIX: Send Accept-Ranges: bytes HTTP header when answering requests for media. Fixes Win8 seeking in media.
  • FIX: DTS audio inside MP4 container could be incorrectly identified as mp4a during media analysis.
  • FIX: Transcoding certain media files could be pathologically slow. Thanks to Rodger for helping us diagnose the issue!
  • FIX: Transcoding video audio from MP3 to AAC would fail in some rare cases.
  • FIX: A/V sync issues transcoding Smooth Streaming to Windows 8 Store app.
  • FIX: Actor thumbnails weren’t being offered correctly to sync clients.
  • FIX: Removed unnecessary logging when running transcoder.
  • FIX: Add more logging when Win8 app loopback exemption can’t be added.
  • FIX: When a media asset is uploaded, it becomes the default.
  • FIX: Sync item status could be prematurely reported as complete.
  • FIX: Added iPad mini sync profile.
  • NEW: (API) Allow converting SMI to SRT (format=srt).
  • FIX: (Windows) Large log files when number of library paths exceeded 64.
  • FIX: (Sync) A few issues with sync status not being reported correctly.
  • FIX: (Transcoder) An A/V sync issue affecting Win8 app.
  • Leveraging the new transcoder, and all these other fixes, is the latest update of Plex for Windows 8. It’s taken us a few releases, but at this point media playback support on the app is really super good, and it’s able to play lots of content with remuxing, which (given our support for throttling on the server side), means awesome quality video with minimal CPU usage. Lots of other new stuff, including more keyboard navigation and a cool media information popup, and many bug-fixes.
  • Plex/Web also got a massive update. A giant, thundering, epic update, featuring a redesigned home screen, greatly simplified navigation, and lots of other goodies. Look at this beautiful new dashboard!



Changes for v0.9.5.3 - v0.9.5.4

  • ¦If you’ve experienced an issue with TV scans missing posters or other artwork, somewhat randomly, this has been fixed; we’ve been experiencing increasingly heavy traffic with all the new users, so we had to bulk up our infrastructure!
  • ¦Movie matching should be more accurate and much faster; we now have a fully automated system which improves the agent matching over time based on the anonymous data sent back. Pretty cool, right?
  • ¦We’ve pushed quite a few updates to the agents to fix non-ASCII poster/subtitle filename issues on Linux, metadata for personal show scanning, and a number of other issues.
  • ¦We released a new version of Plex for Android, with fixes and a few new features. The update for Google TV is coming shortly!
  • We’re in the process of pushing a new release of Plex for iOS today to Apple, should be available in a week or so. Fixes and goodies abound, and to be nice, here’s a full list of changes you have to look forward to:
  • ¦NEW: Home screen sections can be re-ordered or hidden. Yay!
  • ¦NEW: Background art while browsing. Pretty!
  • ¦NEW: Easier to read list view when browsing by folder. Useful!
  • ¦FIX: High bitrate content will correctly transcode instead of attempting Direct Play (thanks, majortom!)
  • ¦FIX: Media deletion & progress reporting works when using myPlex without publishing servers.
  • ¦FIX: Network addresses are resolved earlier to make playing media on remote clients more reliable.
  • ¦FIX: Easier method for adding friends.
  • ¦FIX: Crash when attempting to set a user rating for an item with no community rating.
  • ¦FIX: Crash marking a show (un)watched.
  • ¦FIX: A few layout & graphical issues.
  • We also have a new Plex Media Server release for you, with a number of improvements, which can be downloaded from the usual place (and shortly from auto-update):
  • ¦NEW: Added (advanced) preference for specifying location of Aperture/iPhone XML paths. The preference is ApertureLibraryXmlPath for Aperture and iPhotoLibraryXmlPath for iPhoto. Yes, we’re going to have an easy way to get at these advanced preferences soon.
  • ¦NEW: (Linux) Allow syslog logging via environment variable PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_USE_SYSLOG. This has been requested for ages.
  • ¦NEW: (API) Massive performance improvement for players that ask for paged data (e.g. for Roku). If you have large library sections, you’ll notice a big change; with 1000 items, the page requests are 6 times faster.
  • ¦NEW: (API) Added /library/sections/X/{sorts|filters} endpoints for advanced filtering.
  • ¦FIX: Sidecar (e.g. SRT) subtitle files work again. Sorry, that was a bad regression.
  • ¦FIX: (Windows) Upload speeds from the server were artificially slow in some cases. We’d gotten sporadic reports over the months that upload speeds seemed limited, and we finally managed to track down the issue. The upload speed will now max out your connection, and will take much less CPU as well.
  • ¦FIX: A crash when scanning for plug-ins when permissions are wrong.
  • ¦FIX: (Mac) Fix some Aperture photos not displaying properly.
  • ¦FIX: Library timeline could generate blank items occasionally.
  • ¦FIX: Web interface didn’t show added and deleted items properly when scanning.
  • ¦FIX: Don’t pass back bogus blank content ratings.
  • ¦FIX: (Linux) DLNA icon and server name were missing on some platforms.
  • ¦FIX: When overwriting plug-ins, files that don’t exist anymore are deleted.
  • ¦FIX: Handle 302 as well as 301 redirects in the image transcoder.
  • ¦FIX: When scanning files that had already been scanned, they didn’t end up with thumbnails.
  • ¦FIX: Certain image formats (TIFF, BMP, PCX) didn’t get thumb nailed.
  • ¦FIX: Fixed sleep prevention, OS X (and possibly Linux) should sleep now.
  • ¦FIX: (Windows) Fixed a crash on start.
  • ¦FIX: (Synology) DLNA to PS3 wasn’t working.
  • ¦FIX: (DLNA) Memory leak in DLNA server process.
  • ¦FIX: (DLNA) Fixed PS3 audio dropouts by transcoding to stereo for now in the profile.
  • ¦FIX: (DLNA) Fixed evaluation of limitations.
  • ¦FIX: (DLNA) Fixed AAC audio not playing to PS3.
  • ¦FIX: (DLNA) Build-in profile now supports Samsung SmartTVs (thanks, holzi!)
  • We also have some fixes in a new release of the Plex Laika desktop client:
  • ¦FIX: Update RTMP to 2.4
  • ¦FIX: Fix for connectivity issues when PMS isn’t running locally (thanks to elwertk).
  • ¦FIX: Playback of interlaced H.264 content (MBAFF) was broken (thanks to elwertk).
  • ¦FIX: Use the same user agent as earlier in Plex/Nine.
  • ¦FIX: Add the Plex language and version headers.
  • ¦FIX: When forced transcode was enabled, playback could fail for local files.
  • ¦FIX: Support for chained indirects in channels.



Changes for v0.9.5.2 Beta - v0.9.5.3

  • NEW: Developer ID-signed for Mountain Lion.
  • NEW: (OS X) Support for Crystal HD
  • NEW: Allow forcing transcoding on local networks (good for older clients).
  • FIX: Fix a crash when playing video over VNC.
  • FIX: Apple remote keymap was incorrect in Now Playing window.
  • FIX: (OS X) Many fixes for optical/HDMI audio output.
  • FIX: (OS X) Transcoding 5.1 AAC and DTS to AC3 works now.
  • FIX: When selecting multi-item videos, it always played the first item.
  • FIX: Occasional flicker when starting videos.
  • FIX: Respect the ?noCache? attribute, fixes some channels not refreshing properly (e.g. Netflix).
  • FIX: (OS X) RTMP wasn?t enabled properly.
  • FIX: When playing some WebKit channels, it improperly transcoded, resulting in no audio.
  • FIX: Saved cookies were making some channels fail to play (e.g. YouTube).
  • FIX: Skinning issue that could make multiple thumbs appear for some content.
  • FIX: Only show watched state (and context menu items) for library content.
  • FIX: Changing display blanking settings required exiting and re-entering full screen to take effect.
  • FIX: Plex.ToggleDisplayBlanking keymap function restored.
  • FIX: Plex.RunScript and Plex.RunAppleScript work again (Mac OS only).
  • FIX: (OS X) Plex.RunScript handles files with the .scpt extension as well as .applescript.



Changes for v0.9.5.1 Beta - v0.9.5.2 Beta

  • NEW: [Mac] Support for automatic refresh rate switching. And there was much rejoicing.
  • NEW: Add a way to specify a manual address for a media server, useful for working around network issues.
  • NEW: When running without a server, search now returns cloud results.
  • NEW: Add a global audio delay setting.
  • FIX: CPU usage for software decoding greatly reduced for all codecs, fixing VC-1 ?stutter? issue and playback on older machines.
  • FIX: Allow selecting interface language in preferences.
  • FIX: Enable down-mix volume boost preference.
  • FIX: Enable speaker configuration preference.
  • FIX: A hang in the home screen.
  • FIX: Losing a server even though it was running on the same machine.
  • FIX: Not enough buffering (and therefore playback issues) with remote transcoded media.
  • FIX: Toggling full screen works on multi-display setups.
  • FIX: Allow ESC to get out of a playlist.
  • FIX: Add missing strings for shutdown timer.
  • FIX: Change the audio settings dialog to show delay in milliseconds, it seemed more human-friendly.
  • FIX: Crash clicking the ?save as default? button in video settings.
  • FIX: Make sure we stop remote transcodes when stopping playback.
  • FIX: Update ffmpeg, fixes some artifacts with VC-1 and several other issues.
  • FIX: Stop printing myPlex tokens to the logs.
  • FIX: ?Old-school? sources were disappearing after a restart.
  • FIX: Posters/art weren?t changing when changed on the media server.
  • FIX: Don?t play theme music if music is already playing or if video is playing in small window.
  • FIX: Background music volume is always VERY LOUD (preference works now).
  • FIX: [Mac] A crash when playing Flash/Silverlight videos followed by non-WebKit video.
  • FIX: [Mac] Flash/Silverlight video occasionally displayed black & white garbage on the screen.
  • FIX: Info button on iOS toggles OSD, and back button works as well.
  • FIX: Multiple crashes when skipping around in videos.
  • FIX: [Win] Crash on startup.
  • FIX: [Win] A randomly occurring hang.



Changes for v0.9.8.4 - v1.0.7 (64-bit)

  • Upstream fixes:
  • Fix video ripple on Mavericks with Intel GPU
  • PHT Fixes:
  • Update app translations.
  • OSX: Make sure we reset audio devices to PCM mode correctly
  • OSX: Don't apply a mix matrix when the input channels are the same as output channels
  • Crash fixes



Changes for v0.9.8.4 - v1.0.7

  • Upstream fixes:
  • Fix video ripple on Mavericks with Intel GPU
  • PHT Fixes:
  • Update app translations.
  • OSX: Make sure we reset audio devices to PCM mode correctly
  • OSX: Don't apply a mix matrix when the input channels are the same as output channels
  • Crash fixes



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