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Software update: Plex Media Server – Computer – Downloads


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 / Beta update channel)


  • (Transcoder) Update to latest upstream ffmpeg (# 7634 )
  • (Analysis) Identify certain Live and DVR-recorded streams that failed to play back on iOS and tvOS devices (# 5308)
  • (Live) Add support for switching subtitle and audio streams, in supported clients (# 8353 )
  • (Web) Updated to 3.44.1


  • (Analysis) A scanner crash when performing loudness analysis on certain file formats (# 8018)
  • (Analysis) Some files were not detected as anamorphic when they should have been (# 8446)
  • (DLNA) A crash on older Macs (# 6602)
  • (DVR) Update tuner make / model information in the database if it changes from the device (# 8214)
  • (DVR) Write EPG data that fails to send files to aid in diagnostics. (# 8149)
  • (Filters) Content rating filters would sometimes fail to load (# 8350)
  • (Filters) The advanced “is not empty” (9369) [19659006] (Live TV) Transcodes could fail on channels with multiple audio streams with different codecs (# 8195)
  • (Metadata) Do not rematch things that have unsuccessfully matched (# 8394)
  • (Streaming Brain) Some legacy clients were given incorrect workarounds (# 8348)
  • (Streaming Brain) Transcoder) Soft subtitles were desynchronized when streaming HEVC to iOS (# 8388) [19659006] (Transcoder) Sparse subtitles failed to display in some cases on iOS and tvOS (# 8415)
  • (Transcoder) Transcodes to AC3 in MP4 played with incorrect channel mapping on Apple devices (# 8306)
  • (Transcoder) Transcodes to EAC3 in MP4 for Apple devices did not play audio (# 8312)

Plex Media Server ( Plex Pass users / Beta update channel)


  • (Transcoder) Media with EAC3 audio could fail to transcode in some cases on Windows. (# 8547)

Plex Media Server

Plex Media Server is now available to everyone.


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