Software update: Plex Media Server




Plex has released version of Plex Media Server. This version was previously available to holders of the paid PlexPass, but can now be downloaded by everyone. Plex Media Server is a media server for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, macOS and various nas devices. The software can serve content to clients on the same machine within the local network or via the internet. Client software is available for the aforementioned operating systems, but content can also be viewed on, for example, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Google TV and Chromecast.

The program contains its own software store where plug-ins can be exchanged. Through these plug-ins you can view content from various streaming services. In addition, there is PlexPass , a paid service that gives access to new versions in addition to discount on ‘Premium features’. Since version the following changes and improvements have been made:

Plex Media Server (Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel)
(DVR) Added incremental loading for EPG guide data (# 7981)
(Web) Updated to 3.63.1
(Security) Updated libxml2 to fix CVE-2018-13415
(Analysis) Loudness data could be reported incorrectly for some DTS files (# 8719)
(DVR) Avoid crash when using negative start / end time adjustment that is equal to the duration of the grab. (# 8346)
(DVR) Avoid weird crash when starting up a recording (# 8657)
(DVR) Fix for 11pm UTC airings not getting recorded during Daylight Savings Time. (# 8803)
(DVR) Whitelisting for DVB-T scanners for non-European / ISDB-T countries was not working correctly (# 7615)
(Streaming Brain) Debug for media with unknown bandwidth was giving a value of 10.5Gbps (# 8335)
(Transcoder) Chinese and Korean subtitles could render using Japanese character variants (# 8713)
(Transcoder) Fixed case where crash could occur while parsing segment list (# 8886)
Update localization strings
Webhooks using some Newer TLS roots would fail (# 8884)
Plex Media Server is now available for everyone
We backported the security fix in for those who run public builds
(Security) Updated libxml2 to fix CVE-2018-13415 (# 8805)
Plex Media Server (Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel)
(DVR) Keep the entire contents of programs currently being played or played in the live seek buffer (# 8224)
(Photos) Update Autotagging API. This server version or greater is now required for Autotagging (# 8526) [Previous versions will continue until September 2018]
(DVR) Avoid crashing in certain situations due to outdated tuner information (# 9045)
(DVR) Changing destination library from one path to one with a single path for a DVR recording no longer needs a recording failure (# 7551)
(DVR) Episode subscriptions for existing episodes were not deleted (# 8709)
(DVR) Give better error message if there is a library that does not exist (# 7278)
(DVR) Users in Czech Republic should be able to create DVRs again (# 8939)
(Preferences) The pref of hide seasons were missing the value Hide for single-season series (# 8982)
(Transcoder) Anamorphic video could be converted incorrectly on the Nvidia SHIELD (# 8432)
(Transcoder) The transcoder’s memory consumption increased over time on Android or when decoding certain audio codecs (# 8830) (# 8814)
Plex Media Server (Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel)
(Live TV) If a tuner stops sending data or disconnects mid-stream, attempt to reconnect (# 8989)
(Web) Updated to 3.67.1
Added tuner icons for HDHomeRun CONNECT Quatro and CONNECT Duo (# 9029)
(DVR) Avoid rare crash involving updating status from HDHomeRun tuners (# 9045)
(DVR) Modifying start / end time or in-progress recording will now correctly adjust the duration. (# 7247)
(Library) Playlists generated from custom filters would sometimes show the correct items (# 8017)
(Sync) Smart playlists would not sync if all items were already synced (# 7329)
Fix for duplicate EventSource event processing that may affect remote access availability. (# 8853)
Plex Media Server (Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel)
Bugfix for an unreleased feature
Plex Media Server (everyone)
Plex Media Server (Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel)
(NAS) Support for hardware transcoding on TerraMaster devices. (# 8762)
(Web) Updated to 3.69.1
Improved functionality around selecting a preferred network interface (# 9110)
(Discovery) Expire movie genre / actor / director discovery hubs once / day.
(Live TV) Hubs would intermittently contain incorrect airings. (# 8943)
(Radio) Only allow shared content for owners.
(Scanner) Ignore @ Recently-Snapshot folders. (# 9177)
(Subtitle Search) Flag hearing impaired subtitles in the pre-play
(Sync) Garbage collect sync transcodes on start (# 9094)
(Sync) Playlists consisting of music videos would not sync (# 8821)
(Transcoder) Hardware transcode job on Shield occasionally never completed (# 8690)
(Transcoder, Analysis) Some poorly-muxed 4K files could fail to analyze or transcode (# 9139)
Directory browsing showed no mount points on FreeBSD (# 9032)
Plex Media Server (everyone)
Additional changes after above release notes:
(DVR) Extend initial timeout value for live TV tunes to avoid giving up a tune too early (# 9211)
Fix for recorded TV libraries failing to load on iOS. (# 9227)
Plex Media Server (Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel)
(Butler) Reduce the amount of temp memory in processing items in certain butler tasks.
(DVR) Avoid timeouts when retrieving the best lineup during DVR setup (# 9161)
(DVR) Display better error messages when tunes fail because of antenna signal issues (# 7049)
(DVR) Recordings would sometimes fail at the start with “Error 3 (The recording was aborted)”. (# 8871)
(Live TV) Make sure conflict dialog is always shown if Live TV session will be canceled when recordings start. (# 7659)
(Metadata) Chapters and respective images were out of order (issues # 195)
Deletion policy for unwatched TV episodes will now be added to the current period or episodes to keep. (ux # 440)
Incorrect network addresses could be displayed in systems with multiple interfaces (# 9109)
Updated TV deletion policy text for clarity. (# 7249)
Plex Media Server (Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel)
Additional changes after above release notes:
(Transcoder) Resolved a rare deadlock (# 9332)
Automatic port mapping could fail with some older routers (# 9335)
Fix for Server Unreachable and Remote Access issues (# 9228)
Plex Media Server (everyone)
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Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
License type GPL


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