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Plex Updates their Media Server to v0.9.6.4

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Plex has just released an update to their Media Server taking it to version 0.9.6.4 and bringing with it a number of fixes and new features.

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Here are the changes:

  • NEW: Added a new advanced preference option to allow remote networks access to PMS without myPlex. You can designate a list of IP/netmasks which are allowed in.
  • NEW: Add basic CORS support for web clients.
  • NEW: (DLNA) Profile option to override device fields.
  • NEW: (DLNA) DlnaDeviceDiscoveryInterval can now be set to 0 to disable device detection.
  • NEW: (DLNA) Sections shared from remote servers now includes the server name.
  • NEW: (DLNA) Support matching devices by other device properties than friendly name.
  • NEW: (DLNA) Ship DLNA profiles with PMS builds instead of Framework builds.
  • NEW: (DLNA) Emit icons using alternative resolutions.

And a bunch of most excellent fixes:

  • FIX: Skip publishing IP addresses from virtual interfaces.
  • FIX: Be faster about extracting thumbnails.
  • FIX: Fix the scanner hanging with 100% CPU scanning some evil AVIs.
  • FIX: (Win) Fix crash when playing some Flash/Silverlight video.
  • FIX: Notify HTTP clients that we close the connection.
  • FIX: Only write the amount requested with HTTP range requests.
  • FIX: Calculate bitrate for videos in a more accurate fashion.
  • FIX: Scanner is smarter about need to reanalyze media.
  • FIX: A few small memory leaks fixed in scanner.
  • FIX: Crashes scanning some IMG/ISO files.
  • FIX: Overeager timeout when waiting for transcoded content.
  • FIX: iTunes plug-in crashes with invalid input key.
  • FIX: (Linux) Crash related to VMware network interfaces.
  • FIX: (Linux) rsync fixes.
  • FIX: (Linux) DLNA crashes on certain systems with ancient compilers.
  • FIX: (DLNA) Non-local servers will display server name along with section titles.
  • FIX: (DLNA) PNs not being set for audio, fixes playback on PS3.
  • FIX: (DLNA) Folders now show up in the folders view.
  • FIX: (DLNA) Posters weren’t showing up on PS3.
  • FIX: (DLNA) DLNA server now cleans up correctly when shutting down.
  • FIX: (DLNA) Xbox now supports transcoded jpeg as icons and thumbnails.
  • FIX: (DLNA) Set seek flags for audio/video (regression).
  • FIX: (DLNA) Metadata for iTunes content now set properly.
Download Plex Media Server from here
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