Software Update: Plex Media Server 1.19.5.3112

Plex has released version 1.19.5.3112 of Plex Media Server. This version was previously available to holders of the paid PlexPass, but can now be downloaded by anyone. 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 over the Internet. Client software is available for the aforementioned operating systems, but content can also be viewed on iOS, Android, Google TV and Chromecast, for example. The program is free to use and also has PlexPass, a paid service that gives access to ‘premium features’ and earlier to new versions. The changelog since version 1.19.4.2935 looks like this:

Plex Media Server 1.19.5.3021 (beta update channel)

New:

  • (Intro Detection) Find any intros in the first half of an episode
  • (Linux) Add service customization notes to Debian and Redhat service file
  • (QNAP) Add PlexData share to provide easy access to logs & make/restore backups
  • (Translations) Added Portuguese translations.

Fixes:

  • (Analysis) Files which can’t be analyzed could lead to request loop in the web client.
  • (DVR) Failures to load browse screen shortly after setting up DVR (#11604)
  • (DVR) Server would sometimes fail to completely download/refresh XMLTV guide data.
  • (Dashboard) Nvidia SHIELD would incorrectly report local playback as LAN (#11484)
  • (Debian) PMS was not a member of the same group (video) used by some PCI tuner cards
  • (Debian) SYSV-init service could start before all filesystems were mounted
  • (Hubs) Post-play hub for collections didn’t restrict items based on permissions (#9765)
  • (Intro Detection) Improved detection algorithm (will catch more episodes in otherwise well matched seasons)
  • (Intro Detection) Intros could appear slightly early
  • (Linux) Debian and Redhat packaging referenced unused PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_TMPDIR variable
  • (Play Queues) Playing a collection would not respect collection sort order (#11601)
  • (Plugins) Rare cases of PlexScriptHost.exe using excessive resources or becoming unresponsive (#11572)
  • (Sharing) Related shows could be listed on single item shares
  • (Synology) Service could create unnessary ‘/1’ file in the DSM root directory
  • (Synology) Service would read/write disks before being commanded to start
  • Resolved a rare crash caused by a server-sharing networking issue (#11168)
  • (Library) “Duplicates” filter could cause a (seemingly) infinite spinner

Plex Media Server 1.19.5.3035 (beta update channel)

Fixes:

  • (DVR) Server would fail to load program data for certain XMLTV guide sources.

Plex Media Server 1.19.5.3112 (beta update channel)

Fixes:

  • (Stability) Rare crash when shared servers have custom connection URLs

Plex Media Server 1.20.0.3125 (beta update channel)

New:

  • New improved movie agent. (More info here 175)
  • (API) Add path parameter in scanning endpoint to allow partial scan via API.
  • (Library) Add sort option for Audience Rating in movie libraries.
  • (Library) Improve music searching by allowing artist in album searches, and artist and album in track searches.
  • (Web) Updated to 4.34.4

Fixes:

  • (DVR) Manually added DVRs or those that do not respond to SSDP searches may disappear in Server DVR Settings. (#11650)
  • (DVR) No content would be returned under ‘Live TV & DVR -> Browse’ when filtered by Episode -> Sport for XMLTV content (#11268).
  • (DVR) Server would sometimes mark a DVR device as dead, even when it is available.
  • (DVR) server would display incorrect times under “Limit Airing Times To” advance recording option. (#11362)
  • (DVR) server would sometimes not seek to the desired playback position. (#11397)
  • (Library) Don’t return track results with an artist search match.
  • (Library) External music hubs could be slow to load.
  • (Library) Refresh media analysis for music items.
  • (Library) Shuffling some playlists could fail.
  • (Library) Some smart playlists didn’t have composite image.
  • (Library) The ‘Albu Artist’ letter jump list could jump to the wrong place (#11493)
  • (Library) When adding new albums, the entire artist isn’t refreshed.

Plex Media Server 1.19.5.3112 is now available to everyone)

Plex Media Server 1.20.0.3125 (beta update channel)

New:

  • New improved movie agent. (More info here 175)
  • (API) Add path parameter in scanning endpoint to allow partial scan via API.
  • (Library) Add sort option for Audience Rating in movie libraries.
  • (Library) Improve music searching by allowing artist in album searches, and artist and album in track searches.
  • (Web) Updated to 4.34.4

Fixes:

  • (DVR) Manually added DVRs or those that do not respond to SSDP searches may disappear in Server DVR Settings. (#11650)
  • (DVR) No content would be returned under ‘Live TV & DVR -> Browse’ when filtered by Episode -> Sport for XMLTV content (#11268).
  • (DVR) Server would sometimes mark a DVR device as dead, even when it is available.
  • (DVR) server would display incorrect times under “Limit Airing Times To” advance recording option. (#11362)
  • (DVR) server would sometimes not seek to the desired playback position. (#11397)
  • (Library) Don’t return track results with an artist search match.
  • (Library) External music hubs could be slow to load.
  • (Library) Refresh media analysis for music items.
  • (Library) Shuffling some playlists could fail.
  • (Library) Some smart playlists didn’t have composite image.
  • (Library) The ‘Albu Artist’ letter jump list could jump to the wrong place (#11493)
  • (Library) When adding new albums, the entire artist isn’t refreshed.

Version number 1.19.5.3112
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website plex
Download https://plex.tv/downloads
License type GPL
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