Plex has just released an update to their Media Server, taking it to version 0.9.6.1 and bringing with it a number of fixes and new features.
This is the list of changes in this build:
– NEW: Mac OSX releases are now signed with Developer ID, making it Mountain Lion and 10.7.4 friendly.
– NEW: We now allow the selection of higher quality streams over 3G with the latest iOS client.
– NEW: Show “Plex Media Server” when mapping a port via UPnP so it’s nice and pretty on the router.
– NEW: Plex Media Server is now available for ReadyNAS Duo v2 (ARM).
– NEW: (DLNA) Support matching headers by regular expression in DLNA profiles.
– NEW: (DLNA) Allow MIME types to be flexibly overridden by DLNA profiles.
– FIX: Don’t return empty Silverlight Smooth Streaming (SLSS) manifest files, crashes some clients.
– FIX: Bad transcoder regression that made remuxing produce ugly artifacts on iOS clients (purple/green).
– FIX: Transcoder regression where WEB-DL files (and others) could crash the transcoder.
– FIX: Fixed a bug where a large number of sections could make the server not show up in clients.
– FIX: Make sure media files sent back can be cached by clients.
– FIX: Speed up deletion of (especially large) library sections by at least two orders of magnitude. Fast!
– FIX: Fix for subtitles not being enabled automatically in certain cases.
– FIX: When we have *known* foreign audio, and a single unknown subtitle, enable it.
– FIX: Handle SIGTERM, this is the default kill signal and we should do a proper shutdown.
– FIX: (Linux) Plex Media Server now bundles rsync.
– FIX: Don’t allow the OS to go to sleep while streaming media.
– FIX: Crash that happened when manual NAT setting was used.
– FIX: Silverlight and Flash channel crashes on Windows and OS X. (e.g. Netflix)
– FIX: Audio transcoder fixes.
– FIX: SLSS crash fixed and support for files which claim crazy frame-rates.
– FIX: Long shutdown on Linux.
– FIX: Some videos not Direct Streaming with LG TVs.
– FIX: Crash when /etc/mtab doesn’t exist, use /proc/mounts instead.
– FIX: /search endpoint supports single quotes in queries.
– FIX: (DLNA) Fix dimensions for DLNA videos of unknown size.
– FIX: (DLNA) Don’t error out on unknown DLNA profile tags.
– FIX: (DLNA) Give up on starting the DLNA server if it fails too many times in a row.
– FIX: (DLNA) Windows setup now creates a firewall exception for DLNA.
– FIX: (DLNA) iTunes artist titles was not read correctly by DLNA.
– FIX: (DLNA) Return a better protocol info for picky clients.
And for 0.9.6.0:
– NEW: DLNA support.
– NEW: Silverlight Smooth Streaming support.
– NEW: Audio transcoder (not yet used).
– NEW: Many enhancements to generic transcoder.
– NEW: Support for gzipped replies, making mobile browsing much quicker.
– FIX: Image thumbnails are rotated according to EXIF data.
– FIX: (Transcoder) Resuming certain videos on mobile clients didn’t work.
– FIX: Crash in network detection code.
– FIX: Cases where scans can abort prematurely.
– FIX: On Lion, don’t require the more powerful GPU.
– FIX: Detect local network access via IP/netmask.
– FIX: (Linux) Crash scanning when permissions were wrong.
– FIX: Sometimes auto-generated thumbs turned out too dark.
– FIX: An issue signing into myPlex (“Plex Headers are Required”).
– FIX: Don’t return disabled build-in plug-ins (e.g. Aperture).
– FIX: (Windows) Kill phantom transcode sessions.
– FIX: A number of other crashes and minor bugs.