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Plex for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    14,530
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 17, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    51.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    75
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #10 in Media Players

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5 stars

"Phenomenal Software"

March 18, 2011  |  By ddrucker

 |  Version: Plex 0.9.2.3

Pros

Plays most kind of media, streams from any Mac or PC on your network to any Mac, iPad or iPhone (or outside your network if desired). Plugin architecture, and integration with iTunes and iPhoto.

Cons

No sort by composer for iTunes, requires some skills to set up, some customization requires knowledge of system software and a little Python

Summary

Plex is remarkable software that turns a Mac Mini connected to a TV into an Internet-based Media Center that makes the most of the Mac's software and integrates metadata (information about movies and TV shows from Internet databases) into a beautiful user interface that you can operate with your Mac remote. This software gets us much closer to the future of television, and does so in a very 'Mac-like' way. Imagine FrontRow on steroids, plus an added plugin-in architecture for Internet video and audio (like Hulu and Pandora in the US, other streaming content like YouTube and TED Talks) and an attractive and highly customizable on-screen guide.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.2.3
  • NEW: Universal Search.
  • NEW: Direct Play and Direct Streaming for clients.
  • NEW: Subtitle support in agents, and streaming subtitles from server to clients (SRT/SMI/SSA).
  • NEW: Support for secure access via Web Media Manager.
  • NEW: Turbo Scanning (option-click to do regular “deep” scan).
  • NEW: Soft Deletion.
  • NEW: Added the By Folder second level menu.
  • NEW: Support for our Bonjour replacement, known as G’Day Mate (GDM). Easy discovery!
  • NEW: [Win] Support for storing application support files anywhere.
  • FIX: The “Add Application” button was broken.
  • FIX: Don’t refresh metadata every two weeks.
  • FIX: In rare cases a Python process would take 100% CPU.
  • FIX: “Unwatched” section second title was incorrect.
  • FIX: Browsing for subtitles on Plex for Mac client.
  • FIX: Flash 10.1/10.2 works now.
  • FIX: With newer Flash installed, PMS is not restarted after 5.1 audio (as Flash but was fixed).
  • FIX: Refresh works with local media agent even if media isn’t matched (for subs, posters).
  • FIX: [Win] Various crashes (shutdown, during scans)
  • FIX: [Win] Issue with dialogs popping up asking you to insert drive.
  • FIX: [Win] Updated to latest transcoder, fixing lots of issues.
  • FIX: [Win] Make sure we don’t conflict with installed Pythons.
  • FIX: [Win] Lack of season/episode posters.
  • FIX: Movies with ratings of 10 don’t show up under “5 stars”
  • FIX: Any “phantom” media in the database is whacked after a scan.
  • FIX: Don’t let the machine sleep while transcoding.
  • FIX: Empty machine name crash.
  • FIX: Support for audio playback from Android with security enabled.
  • FIX: Add countries and producers tags to metadata models.
  • FIX: Media is downloaded on metadata refresh, and always kept around.
General
Publisher Plexapp
Publisher web site http://www.plexapp.com/
Release Date March 17, 2011
Date Added March 17, 2011
Version 0.9.2.3
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 51.99MB
File Name PlexHomeTheater-1.0.4.144-e40f343d-macosx-i386.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,530
Downloads Last Week 75
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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