Plex Media Server Changelog

New in version 0.9.11.1.678

October 16th, 2014
  • NEW:
  • Added Hebrew translation.
  • FIXES:
  • Rapid seeking could lead to video playback stopping.
  • Improved reliabilty around publishing network connections.
  • Use TLS instead of SSLv3 when talking to plex.tv.
  • (DASH) More reliable seeking.
  • (ReadyNAS) Fix logo not appearing.

New in version 0.9.11.0 (October 16th, 2014)

  • NEW:
  • New translations for Dutch, French, German, Arabic, Norweigan, Italian, Czech, Belgian and Spanish.
  • Improved connection publishing when network changes.
  • Synology) DSM 5.0 is now the mimumum version required.
  • FIXES:
  • Theme music was not working.
  • Transcoder throttling was broken.
  • ReadyNAS) Transcoding could fail on a clean install.
  • unRAID) The 32-bit package was broken.
  • Synology) Require DSM 5.0.
  • XB1) Prefer AC3 to AAC for multichannel audio.
  • Sometimes trailers for already watched movies could be shown.
  • Sometimes trailers for the main feature could be shown.
  • An issue where upgrade from a much older version could result in the server not working.
  • Playing an album and then queueing an album would interleave track.
  • A case where some media wouldn't be detected as anamorphic.
  • Fix a case where we were returning invalid redirects.
  • In some cases where metadata bundles were missing, refresh could go into a loop.
  • Custom library icons were broken.
  • Detect and disallow adding duplicates to a play queue.
  • Windows) Fix icon in about dialog.
  • Transcoder statistics weren't being sent up (speed, progress).

New in version 0.9.10.3 (October 16th, 2014)

  • NEW:
  • Media server is now localized
  • FIXES:
  • An issue shuffling all episodes.
  • Improve Cinema Trailer selection when video has unknown content rating.
  • After a network issue, the server could become unresponsive.
  • The media analysis scheduled task could make the server unresponsive.
  • When shuffling a play queue, ensure current item is at the start.
  • Transcoding subtitles which didn't exist could cause a crash.
  • Some files were not getting thumbnails during media analysis.
  • Fix transcoder to handle some MPEG files properly.
  • An issue affecting video streaming to the Android TV.
  • Some cases in which graphics (posters, art) could end up partially downloaded.
  • Make sure selected graphics are stored (could result in missing locked graphics).
  • An issue where missing metadata could result in low-resolution graphics.
  • An issue where the transcoded video could show "technicolor snow".
  • Inconsistent unwatched episode count in some cases.
  • Windows) Fix the icon.

New in version 0.9.10.1 (October 16th, 2014)

  • FIXES:
  • A crash related to some network operations
  • A (long-standing) port-mapping related crash on OS X (due to a bug in system libraries)
  • Repeatedly moving playlist items to the top could fail
  • If the server did an on-the-fly refresh, extras wouldn't show up (would work second time)
  • Recently viewed shows weren't updated if episodes where only partially watched (thanks, ClunkClunk!)
  • Recently Added (in iOS, e.g) was missing things compared to the display in the web app
  • Videos with colorspaces other than YUV420p might have playback issues

New in version 0.9.10.0 (October 16th, 2014)

  • NEW:
  • Improved reliability in media analysis and transcoding.
  • Improved quality in video transcoding.
  • Improved speed in video transcoding, especially when starting new sessions and when seeking.
  • Support for transcoding a number of new formats, including H.265/HEVC.
  • Much-improved support for styled Advanced SubStation subtitles (primarily used in anime).
  • Improved support for SRT subtitles, especially those including bidirectional text and Unicode characters.
  • Support for 64-bit UnRAID systems.
  • Support for PPC Thecus systems.
  • An improved default subtitle font, now used across all platforms.
  • Support for HTTPS channel content.
  • Removed support for legacy Flash and Silverlight channels.
  • Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are no longer supported.
  • The legacy transcoder, which is available as an option in some Plex clients, will be removed soon. Please be sure to report specific cases where you still see better results when using it.
  • FIXES:
  • Ratings no longer display floating point weirdness.
  • Handle file I/O failures gracefully when streaming media.
  • Fix and speed up for Recently Viewed Shows.
  • Fix a rare case in which play queues could repeat items.
  • Playlists with TV shows might not have a duration or item count.
  • Shutdown the database cleanly on exit, so we don't have -wal/shm files left around.
  • Run library analysis in the background so request isn't long-running.
  • Issues with menu icon on Yosemite.
  • Fix jaggies with Windows icon.

New in version 0.9.9.14.531 (August 4th, 2014)

  • FIXES:
  • An issue with high CPU in windowserver on Yosemite and Mavericks.

New in version 0.9.9.13.525 (August 4th, 2014)

  • NEW:
  • Playlists!
  • Extras!
  • Import from iTunes feature for libraries including smart playlist import.
  • (API) Support for blur, saturation, and alpha blending on image transcode endpoint.
  • (API) Support for rich "composite" images.
  • (API) Support for "starts with" and "ends with" operators in filters.
  • (API) Allow null values for ID fields.
  • (API) Add support for "limit=X" in filters.
  • Support for skip count and skip date.
  • Hey! A brand new sexy application icon.
  • Added a new preference to limit Cloud Sync upload speed.
  • FIXES:
  • Default account language to english as opposed to nothing at all.
  • An issue with continuous play on items with same air date.
  • Massive (like 50x) speedup for global Recently Added endpoint.
  • Items inserted into the past in a play queue when adding to 'up next' after playing through.
  • Failure transcoding some channel content.
  • Sometimes we generated invalid JSON.
  • Fix an issue where sometimes sync items would fail to process or upload.
  • Array
  • On occasion, transcoder would transcode audio when it should remux.
  • An ordering bug getting background art from all libraries.
  • A bug where an item could end up in a refresh loop.
  • Server could end up hanging during nighly DB optimization task.
  • Selected art could be reset on refresh if it was generated art.
  • Tweaks for menubar icon on Yosemite.
  • Speed up deleting transcode temporary directories.
  • Play queues were returning all available alternate media for items.
  • Various crashes.

New in version 0.9.9.12 (August 4th, 2014)

  • FIXES:
  • Crash handling concurrent HTTP connections
  • Crash uploading CloudSync files
  • Other miscellaneous crashes

New in version 0.9.9.11 (June 18th, 2014)

  • NEW
  • Massive speedup for paged queries (50-100x faster per page for larger libraries).
  • API) Support for playlists.
  • API) Support for composite thumbs.
  • API) Return season count for shows.
  • Transcoder) Handle all orientations for video.
  • FIXES
  • Transcoder) Fix for files with low audio sample rates.
  • Transcoder) An issue where iPhone tall-screen videos weren't rotated correctly.
  • Chromecast) 720p files with >4 ref frames now Direct Stream.
  • API) Minor fixes for play queue functionality.
  • Take extra care to compute H.264 level during analysis.
  • Roku) In some cases, channels could take a long time to buffer.
  • A case where the server would hang consuming CPU, related to Roku and media index files.
  • HTTP server times out when sending/receiving data too slowly, which could result in the server hanging.
  • Only send play notifications to admin user over websocket.
  • An issue where setting multiple artwork types quickly could fail.
  • Default TheMovieDB to being above Freebase.
  • Fixed a case where authentication sometimes didn't work correctly for IPv6 addresses.
  • Windows) Fix a case where Camera Upload processor would fail to delete temp files.
  • On first run, sometimes server wouldn't end up signed in.
  • Be more careful detecting duplicates for Camera Upload.
  • In some cases, subtitle stream languages aren't displayed correctly.
  • Sync) Fix an issue with missing channel thumbs.
  • Sync) Fix an issue where files sometimes never get processed.
  • DLNA) Fix access to shared severs.