Software Update: Plex Media Server 1.23.4.4805

Version 1.23.4.4805 of Media Server has been released. 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. Since version 1.23.1.4602 the following changes and improvements have been made:

Plex Media Server 1.23.2.4625 is now available to everyone.

Fixes:

  • (Music) Fix regression with Add to Library when adding artists and albums from TIDAL (#12741)
  • (PlayQueues) Playing a special could result in starting playback on wrong episode (#12505)

Notice: (we have removed the availability of this update as we investigate an issue for Windows users creating duplicate or new servers)

Plex Media Server 1.23.3.4692 (Plex Pass Beta update channel)

New:

  • (Library) Add ability to sort things randomly.
  • (Music) Add “artist last played” field.
  • (Music) Add popularity as a new track sort field.
  • (Music) Allow periodic music refresh to perform metadata upgrades.
  • (Music) If a single directory appears to have multiple albums, match them all.
  • (Music) Support for ‘releasetime’ tags in FLAC to give precise release dates.
  • (Search) Ability to search for track artists.

Fixes:

  • (Jobs) The server could get into a state where it no longer processed media index files until the next restart (#12698)
  • (Library) Changes to local metadata wouldn’t be detected automatically for movies and episodes using the Plex agents (#12700)
  • (Music) Improvements to Smart Shuffle to improve diversity.
  • (Music) Use style radios over genre unless the library has genres coming from tags.
  • (Photos) Photos with geolocation metadata failed to load.
  • (Preferences) Fix temporary preferences.xml files on Windows (#12718)
  • (Preferences) Use international time format for hours of day preferences (#12664)
  • (Radio) Play queues could end up repeating in some rare cases.
  • (Search) Improve searching for exact matches.

Plex Media Server 1.23.3.4706 (Plex Pass Beta update channel)

New:

  • (Library) Add ability to sort things randomly.
  • (Music) Add “artist last played” field.
  • (Music) Add popularity as a new track sort field.
  • (Music) Allow periodic music refresh to perform metadata upgrades.
  • (Music) If a single directory appears to have multiple albums, match them all.
  • (Music) Support for ‘releasetime’ tags in FLAC to give precise release dates.
  • (Search) Ability to search for track artists.

Fixes:

  • (DVR) Scheduling sports team subscription would cause server to crash. (#12768)
  • (Jobs) The server could get into a state where it no longer processed media index files until the next restart (#12698)
  • (Library) Changes to local metadata wouldn’t be detected automatically for movies and episodes using the Plex agents (#12700)
  • (Music) Improvements to Smart Shuffle to improve diversity.
  • (Music) Use style radios over genre unless the library has genres coming from tags.
  • (Photos) Photos with geolocation metadata failed to load.
  • (Preferences) Fix temporary preferences.xml files on Windows (#12718)
  • (Preferences) Use international time format for hours of day preferences (#12664)
  • (Radio) Play queues could end up repeating in some rare cases.
  • (Search) Improve searching for exact matches.

Plex Media Server 1.23.3.4707 (Plex Pass Beta update channel)

New:

  • (Library) Add ability to sort things randomly.
  • (Music) Add “artist last played” field.
  • (Music) Add popularity as a new track sort field.
  • (Music) Allow periodic music refresh to perform metadata upgrades.
  • (Music) If a single directory appears to have multiple albums, match them all.
  • (Music) Support for ‘releasetime’ tags in FLAC to give precise release dates.
  • (Search) Ability to search for track artists.

Fixes:

  • (DVR) Scheduling sports team subscription would cause server to crash. (#12768)
  • (Jobs) The server could get into a state where it no longer processed media index files until the next restart (#12698)
  • (Library) Changes to local metadata wouldn’t be detected automatically for movies and episodes using the Plex agents (#12700)
  • (Music) Improvements to Smart Shuffle to improve diversity.
  • (Music) Use style radios over genre unless the library has genres coming from tags.
  • (Photos) Photos with geolocation metadata failed to load.
  • (Preferences) Fix temporary preferences.xml files on Windows (#12718)
  • (Preferences) Use international time format for hours of day preferences (#12664)
  • (Radio) Play queues could end up repeating in some rare cases.
  • (Scanner) Certain music files could cause a crash during scanning.
  • (Search) Improve searching for exact matches.

Plex Media Server 1.23.4.4712 (Plex Pass Beta update channel)

New:

  • (Transcoder) Improved audio quality when encoding AAC (#12743)

Fixes:

  • (Debian) Nvidia hardware transcoding could fail on some system configurations
  • (Network) DNS lookups could fail on some Linux systems that rely solely on systemd-resolved (#12791)
  • (PlayQueue) Server would sometimes play the wrong episode when show contains specials with no air date (#12758)
  • (Transcoder) Transcode sessions using NVDEC for video decode could use excessive amounts of GPU memory (#12765)
  • (Utilities) The Plex SQLite utility failed to launch on FreeBSD systems (#12796)
  • The server could become unresponsive after certain play queue operations (#12749)

Plex Media Server 1.23.4.4755 (Plex Pass Beta update channel)

New:

  • (Transcoder) Improved audio quality when encoding AAC (#12743)

Fixes:

  • (Debian) Nvidia hardware transcoding could fail on some system configurations
  • (Network) DNS lookups could fail on some Linux systems that rely solely on systemd-resolved (#12791)
  • (PlayQueue) Server would sometimes play the wrong episode when show contains specials with no air date (#12758)
  • (Transcoder) Transcode sessions using NVDEC for video decode could use excessive amounts of GPU memory (#12765)
  • (Utilities) The Plex SQLite utility failed to launch on FreeBSD systems (#12796)
  • The server could become unresponsive after certain play queue operations (#12749)

Plex Media Server 1.23.4.4805 (Plex Pass Beta update channel)

New:

  • (Transcoder) Improved audio quality when encoding AAC (#12743)
  • (QNAP) Add preliminary support for QTS 5.0 Beta

Fixes:

  • (Debian) Nvidia hardware transcoding could fail on some system configurations
  • (Network) DNS lookups could fail on some Linux systems that rely solely on systemd-resolved (#12791)
  • (PlayQueue) Server would sometimes play the wrong episode when show contains specials with no air date (#12758)
  • (Transcoder) Transcode sessions using NVDEC for video decode could use excessive amounts of GPU memory (#12765)
  • (Utilities) The Plex SQLite utility failed to launch on FreeBSD systems (#12796)
  • The server could become unresponsive after certain play queue operations (#12749)

Plex Media Server 1.23.4.4805 is now available to everyone.

Version number 1.23.4.4805
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, macOS, iOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website plex
Download https://plex.tv/downloads
License type GPL
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