Plex Media Server for Mac

Plex Media Server for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.9.13.525
  • Total Downloads:
    15,721
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 01, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    69.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    174
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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For users who are not just looking for a simple video management solution but a total online video content solution, this app could prove useful. With Plex Media Server for Mac you can watch free online video content straight from the archives, manage your own videos, add your own channels, and more.

The application runs as an in-browser extension that allows you to plug into the feature and content of the Plex website. Once you have installed the app, launch it and you'll be taken to the Plex homepage. Here you can add and manage your own videos, or add channels to begin viewing online video content. Once you have added channels, Plex Media Server for Mac will begin streaming your selected video content for you to enjoy. Most videos are available in 720p HD and some are even available in 1080p HD. This application is easy to use and performs well. You can sign up for an account, which allows the app to save your settings and channels for future use. There's an activity tab that you can use to check your history and past activities on Plex, too. While this app offers a great service, it does suffer from the occasional loading and streaming issues.

Users looking for a video manager or a video streaming app cant go wrong with Plex Media Server for Mac. It's a sleek and functional app that offers great service with occasional streaming issues.

 
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4 stars

"Great alternative to iTunes/ATV"

July 03, 2012  |  By TxTom

 |  Version: Plex Media Server 0.9.6.5

Pros

I have a Roku on one of my older TVs which I couldn't justify replacing just because of HD etc. I did want netflix on this set and missed the feature that AppleTV offers in letting me play movies and music from my Mac. Plex lets me do just that.

Cons

The initial setup was a little complicated in the server finding all the songs and movies I directed it to, but it does let you set how often it rescans the library. The Roku didn't automatically find the server. I had to enter the IP address.

Summary

Once set up, this worked as advertised and I am able to view my Mac's videos (not from iTunes store) and music library (again, not iTunes bought) on my older TV using a Roku. Bliss.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.9.13.525

NEW

  • Playlists
  • Extras
  • Import from iTunes feature for libraries including smart playlist import.
  • (API) Support for blur, saturation, and alpha blending on image transcode endpoint.
  • (API) Support for rich “composite” images.
  • (API) Support for “starts with” and “ends with” operators in filters.
  • (API) Allow null values for ID fields.
  • (API) Add support for “limit=X” in filters.
  • Support for skip count and skip date.
  • Hey! A brand new sexy application icon.
  • Added a new preference to limit Cloud Sync upload speed.

FIXES

  • Default account language to English as opposed to nothing at all.
  • An issue with continuous play on items with same air date.
  • Massive (like 50x) speedup for global Recently Added endpoint.
  • Items inserted into the past in a play queue when adding to ‘up next’ after playing through.
  • Failure transcoding some channel content.
  • Sometimes we generated invalid JSON.
  • Fix an issue where sometimes sync items would fail to process or upload.
  • Much better audio boost (Note: new boosts are significantly larger than previously, so those with large boost settings now may want to be careful).
  • On occasion, transcoder would transcode audio when it should remux.
  • An ordering bug getting background art from all libraries.
  • A bug where an item could end up in a refresh loop.
  • Server could end up hanging during nightly DB optimization task.
  • Selected art could be reset on refresh if it was generated art.
  • Tweaks for menubar icon on Yosemite.
  • Speed up deleting transcode temporary directories.
  • Play queues were returning all available alternate media for items.
  • Various crashes
General
Publisher Plexapp
Publisher web site http://www.plexapp.com/
Release Date August 01, 2014
Date Added August 01, 2014
Version 0.9.9.13.525
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 69.26MB
File Name PlexMediaServer-0.9.9.13.525-197d5ed-OSX.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,721
Downloads Last Week 174
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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