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August 28, 2012

Part 1: Plex Media Server v0.9.6.8

OK, we have a bit of a trilogy for you. A trinity of blog posts, if you will…

This is the first part, in which we release a new version of the Plex Media Server, fixing a number of issues, and adding a few tasty nuggets.

  • NEW: Support for [big surprise] (explained in part 2).
  • NEW: Mega-awesome [big surprise] (shown off in part 3).
  • NEW: Added new (advanced) preferences for enabling/disabling Bonjour/GDM.
  • NEW: (API) Support for JSON in non-channel endpoints.
  • NEW: (API) WebSocket support for sending events to clients.
  • FIX: Plex Media Scanner would occasionally crash on exit.
  • FIX: Large reduction in memory/threads usage.
  • FIX: Fix for missing posters when top agent failed.
  • FIX: MP4 files with chapter tracks were analyzed as having subtitles.
  • FIX: Some files (mostly WMV3) could fail to get framerate analyzed.
  • FIX: Make sure photo agents get hit to refresh when scanning.
  • FIX: Always send myPlex username when doing network logging.
  • FIX: (Windows) Crash when analyzing some TS files.
  • FIX: Be more lenient when parsing URIs which end in & or ?.
  • FIX: (DLNA) Minor fix to Samsung profile.
  • FIX: (Windows) Transcoder can handle RTMP now.
  • FIX: (Linux) ReadyNAS ARM builds working again.
  • FIX: (API) Fixes to preference serialization.
  • FIX: (API) Fix for paging where some items were (partially) missing (and 10% speedup).
  • FIX: (API) Signing into myPlex with ‘+’ signs in email/password was broken.

This new release can be downloaded from the usual place. We’ve moved from S3 to a new CDN, so please let us know how the download speeds are in your neck of the woods!

All this time, while we were working hard, Barkley was enjoying our new living room chair. We just sold our couch, so there’s literally nowhere to sit except for this chair, and he’s claimed it.

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