Plex Media Player
Plex Media Player
2.58.0.1076-38e019da

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Plex Media Player2.58.0.1076-38e019da

26 May 2020

Complete media playback solution.

Overview

Note: Plex Home Theater is deprecated and no longer in development. We have focused our efforts on the newer Plex Media Player app instead and recommend moving to that app.

Plex Media Player is the go-to app for Home Theater PCs (HTPCs) connected to big screen TVs. Your collection of videos, music, and photos never looked so good!

  • The ultimate home theater experience - Your HTPC running Plex Media Player gives you the best possible playback experience on a dizzying array of configurations. From PCs to Raspberry Pis to Mac Minis, Plex Media Player is the most powerful, sophisticated way to play media in your home theater. Simple and intuitive controls give you the cleanest, most theater-like viewing experience. Power users and media junkies rejoice!
  • Easy to search and browse - Plex Media Player has powerful live search capabilities that allow you to quickly find that movie, show, or song you are looking for. Plex also provides helpful suggestions when you don’t really know what you want.
  • Plays anything, anywhere - Plex Media Player gives you both a beautiful HTPC experience and a slick desktop media player experience. Whether you are home or away, you can easily play any file type with the world’s most powerful playback engine. It’s the ultimate media player!

Plex Media Player comes as a free app, with an option to upgrade to a Premium plan.

What's new in Plex Media Player

Version 2.58.0.1076:
Fixed:
  • Seek bar missing for videos in photo library when casting from another Plex client

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156 Reviews of Plex Media Player

Mcr
05 September 2019
Version: 2.41.0.1010-286e05db

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Plex Media Player for Mac and Windows will be deprecated (discontinued) in Jan 2020. As of last month, a new BRANCH for Mac and Windows desktop was released, simply named "Plex" (not Plex Media Player). The Plex app for Mac requires 10.12 (Sierra) or higher. The version numbering for Plex Mac and Windows starts over at 1.x. Plex MEDIA PLAYER for Mac and Windows continues on version numbering 2.4.x up to whatever the last version is that is released in JAn 2020. Plex gives an explanation for all of this on their blog site, the main point that people are complaining about is Plex is moving away from the HTPC (Home Theater PC) model to a model where every receiving device is a streaming device, i.e. receives a steam via IP, as opposed to a direct play device. Here is the link to the blog with Plex's explanation for this decision https://www.plex.tv/blog/desktop-af/. If you wish to continue download the Plex Media Player until it is discontinued, it can be reached here https://forums.plex.tv/t/plex-media-player/120475/80. Henceforth, going to the Plex site and navigating to the Download section will only give you access to the newer Plex app replacement.
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Robertr
30 April 2020
Version: 2.56.0.1071-85947843
“Plex Media Player” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
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smithjc1978
19 March 2020
Version: 2.53.0.1063-4c40422c
doesn't work on Catalina, Apple says it can't verify so won't open
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Mcr
05 September 2019
Version: 2.41.0.1010-286e05db
Plex Media Player for Mac and Windows will be deprecated (discontinued) in Jan 2020. As of last month, a new BRANCH for Mac and Windows desktop was released, simply named "Plex" (not Plex Media Player). The Plex app for Mac requires 10.12 (Sierra) or higher. The version numbering for Plex Mac and Windows starts over at 1.x. Plex MEDIA PLAYER for Mac and Windows continues on version numbering 2.4.x up to whatever the last version is that is released in JAn 2020. Plex gives an explanation for all of this on their blog site, the main point that people are complaining about is Plex is moving away from the HTPC (Home Theater PC) model to a model where every receiving device is a streaming device, i.e. receives a steam via IP, as opposed to a direct play device. Here is the link to the blog with Plex's explanation for this decision https://www.plex.tv/blog/desktop-af/. If you wish to continue download the Plex Media Player until it is discontinued, it can be reached here https://forums.plex.tv/t/plex-media-player/120475/80. Henceforth, going to the Plex site and navigating to the Download section will only give you access to the newer Plex app replacement.
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Lhutz
31 May 2019
Version: 2.34.0.983-edb7fbf7
Almost four years later, Plex Media Player is still missing 70% of the features of the original Plex Home Theater client (and its community-driven fork OpenPHT). Fortunately, OpenPHT works very well with Plex Meda Server, but it is a shame that for the original purpose of the application, to watch movies and TV shows on your Mac, the user experience is significantly worse than it was 5 years ago if you stick with the official Mac client.
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Jay-Goldman
15 December 2018
Version: 2.24.0.924-63fcaa8e
Plex no longer works properly. No telephone support to correct problem. Forums did not correct issues.
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Mcr
09 October 2018
Version: 2.20.0.909-46413dd1
Note that on the Plex website, the requirements for Plex Media Player (client) states Yosemite 10.10 or higher, not 10.9 as shown on this page. Plex Media SERVER requirements are 10.9 or later.
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5
JohnF1664
28 August 2018
Version: 2.17.0.890-7d18e33d
It never let me down!
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::mile::
26 August 2018
Version: 2.17.0.890-7d18e33d
I've been using PLEX for years now and it has always been feature-rich and reliable, the devs are constantly improving the user experience and for a regular home theater user I don't think there are any better (user-friendly) solutions out there. Since there is always room for improvement I wanted got give it four stars but after seeing a bunch of moronic half-star "reviews" I'll just up it to five.
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0.5
higherterrain-com
13 August 2018
Version: 2.16.0.885-f2338b5e
Let us know when you're finished fixing everything. With what you just fixed it looks like it is still in alpha or beta and not ready for primetime.
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RogerKatz
27 July 2018
Version: 2.15.0.882-8b488458
MacUpdate's Download link provides the old version 2.13...... I was able to get the current version (2.15.....) via https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app
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0.5
Wts
25 July 2018
Version: 2.15.0.882-8b488458
downloaded the Mac version for my iMac . went thru a painful registration process of installation and at the end of that journey there is a subscription fee required . did i download the wrong app although there was no information or explanation at the Plex web site .
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ashishcompuiting
20 July 2018
Version: 2.14.1.880-301a4b6c
love it
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Derekcurrie
13 July 2018
Version: 2.14.1.880-301a4b6c
The download link is incorrect and results in version 2.13.0.877-6e1ea2cb. Here is the correct download link: https://downloads.plex.tv/plexmediaplayer/2.14.1.880-301a4b6c/PlexMediaPlayer-2.14.1.880-301a4b6c-macosx-x86_64.zip
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0.5
yazombie-1
16 December 2017
Version: 1.3.4.670-1d4f6da1
Attention: Plex pretends their apps work on many smart TVs. This is a lie. A lot of their smart TV apps haven't been updated in a while. LG's Plex client is more than a year old now, and can't reach their Cloud service due to insecure connexion.
I would recommend strongly you don't waste your time with Plex if you plan to use with a smart TV.
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1.5
Markus-Winter
05 November 2017
Version: 1.3.4.670-1d4f6da1
All I want is to stream content from my own NAS MediaServer. For the whole family. What I get is "You need a Plex Pass to add users to your home." For home users Kodi is the MUCH better choice.
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0.5
ThomasK6687
06 February 2016
Version: 1.4.1
Starts up upon boot by default, messes up browser settings, freezes my MacBook Pro. Hard to handle software.
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MichaelHaeusler
24 June 2015
Version: 1.4.1
PMS is really great. I have it on my NAS, can share music & films with friends, which I can't do with an iTunes server, unless I create some serious ssh tunnel setups. The thing is that I want to drop iTunes altogether and use a Plex client as my main media app, in my home network and remotely. The thing is, the home theatre full screen setup (10 foot UI) is not the a good thing, if you're accessing the PMS from a regular Mac. I know that window mode is possible, but I would love to have a Plex client software for OSX that essentially works like a media player (like iTunes, VLC etc.), mouse control, resizable window mode, with respect for Apple human interface guidelines etc. I know that one user posted an early build of his MiniPlex app, but that software seems to be dead in the water. So guys, anyone reading this… do you know if there is a standard Mac client app for Plex that doesn't rely on the 10 foot UI approach?
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Panocha
19 April 2015
Version: 1.3.7
It looks ok, and I thought I would take a look at it again after a few years on xbmc/kodi, and it simply can't compere. So many of my plugins and addons that I use daily would be lost. I would lost access to so much streaming content. Kodi also works much better with local media, serving to my devices, and doesn't require personal information and registration. Plex also lost my database after many hours of building it and I would have to start over, so it's now uninstalled. XBMC/Kodi is just so much ahead.
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Libertyforall1776
02 January 2015
Version: 1.0.13
the posting system is kind of buggy...
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Libertyforall1776
02 January 2015
Version: 1.0.13
1.3.5.x is the latest version, MU is a asleep at the switch: https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-home-theater/1.3.5.431-7966a4df/PlexHomeTheater-1.3.5.431-7966a4df-macosx-x86_64.zip
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Jeff-H-
11 August 2014
Version: 1.0.13
After a couple year battle (mostly with myself BTW lol), Plex has won out over XBMC (for now anyway). The look of Plex and its functions like the Channels (plugins) work, unlike XBMC's plugins being largely non-functioning. The only problem is Plex' meta data keeps filling my small SSD drive pretty quickly. After installing Plex it's data quickly ate up a few GB's of space right away...normally not a big deal but I'm quickly running out of space. Other than that I'm very pleased with Plex. Does it also play DVD's as XBMC will?
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polocanada
17 March 2014
Version: 1.0.9
I used XBMC in the past. This is my first time with Plex. Immediately after Plex starts, the bottom part starts to flicker. It looks like it doesn't like the resolution, it's only the bottom part. Unfortunately I am not able to take screenshot of the flicker but here is screenshot. Anybody had similar issue? I'll try to get the older version of Plex but where? It seems they tuck it away on Plex website. Pic: http://oi62.tinypic.com/icsflt.jpg My machine is Macbook Pro 2010, running 10.6.8 (yeh, I know, but I don't have time to upgrade for hustle of finding drivers for stuff I got hooked up.)
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Jazzyguy
24 February 2014
Version: 1.0.9
This App is Great! End Of Story!
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Mrtomato
14 February 2014
Version: 1.0.9
Rather than submit a starred review of an app I haven't tried in a few months, I thought I'd leave some comments to see if someone could set me straight. I started using Plex when Apple removed Front Row (I still don't get Apple's decision on that, BTW, it was useful for me). It was a reasonable solution as far as I was concerned. Then a few years ago things started going wrong. The first problem I had and still have every time I install Plex is that it messes up the Apple remote functionality. What I liked about Front Row and the earlier Plex was that I could sit down and scroll through the menu with my remote, but once this problem started up, sometimes the volume would go up or iTunes would start playing music or the remote simply wouldn't function. On the Plex forums, people recommended some Apple Remote app, the name of which I can't remember, but that just made things more complicated. I just want to sit down and watch something. I don't want to waste time programing a remote that I use at most once a week. On top of that, I had decided to keep some shows outside of iTunes. However, Plex uses some arcane method of storing and naming files that is not quite XBMC, so my shows were recognized as all kinds of strange things, but almost never what they were. In the end, I gave up. Although the shows were recognized properly in XBMC, I really did not like that app. Also, streaming functions were always breaking. Netflix and The Daily Show, the only things I watched on Plex, would work for a week, break for a month. It was a cycle I grew tired of. In the end, what this comes down to is that I don't want to spend time messing about with an app for TV and film. I want it to work when I open it, like Front Row did and Plex used to. I am not serious about TV and Film and rarely have time to watch anything anyway, so to me it seems unreasonable for an app to ask me to invest more time working out how to use than I will ever spend using it.
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Milan-Dandukovic
23 January 2014
Version: 1.0.9
I suggest that you guys get a PlexPass. In combination with an iOS App, this piece of software is awesome!
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Sunriser
22 January 2014
Version: 1.0.9
Simply the best media player
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4.5
Jozgta
10 January 2014
Version: 1.0.7
Confused by the (relatively) low ratings as I think this app is amazing. Have a Mac Mini (64-bit, 10.9) set up with Plex server and a bunch of movies and TV series. Plex plays ANY format, the server is working 24x7x365, and I can watch everything on iPad, iPhone, iMac and my WiFi connected Samsung TV. Beautiful and easy to use interface and all of this completely FREE. What is there not to like? A minor bug with subtitles (on the TV app) is the only issue I can think of.
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1.5
MediaFan
08 January 2014
Version: 1.0.7
5 stars for the fight between Jazzyguy and OSX-FTW. As Pixeltrance said: who needs to watch TV when you have this to read? Reaching for the Popcorn, too... But less stars for the features - even if it is free of charge: 1.) As Mcjf said: DVDs (and EyeTV movies) are displayed as folder and not as one movie file. I do not want to open folders for these kind of movies and select a file - this does not make any sense. And if the usual advice is, that I should extract & convert the movies to mkv, then it is less than acceptable. 2.) The idea of a library to store informations might be good (or necessary) and it might fit for many people, but it is complicating my life because I have already an organization / structure for my media. To keep this structure I have to add these folders by selecting "add…" multiple times (about 30 to 50 times). Front Row did allow it to select iTunes library media AND the movie folder, not just the library. 3.) All file names are send over the internet to one server to get metadata. There might be a setting to stop this, but I do not like the default idea to inform "the world" about all the media which I have. Do not get this wrong - I guess they are not saving these informations. But there might be someone else? 4.) If the metadata is wrong, then my media titles are renamed. I was impressed about movies I have never seen and do not have. There might be a setting to stop this… and may be I should rename my file names to get better hits… 5.) The interface is very cool, but I have problems to read the important informations. The contrast could be better… and there could be less gimmicks (aka cool layout) and more space for the informations I need. Just take a look at the second screenshot here: 1/3 of the screen is used for gimmicks and the description on the left side is very small.
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Jazzyguy
19 December 2013
Version: 1.0.7
5 Stars to OFFSET OSX-FTW's poor Rating. This is a good app and what it does it does for FREE. Unfortunately some users expect PERFECTION from the free application. They would never support an app or a Developer all they would do is criticize unless the app is PERFECT! Like OSX-FTW.
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2.5
OSX-FTW!
18 December 2013
Version: 1.0.7
NBC and ABC don't work, makes the app a lot less useful.
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anonymous-dingo-653
18 December 2013
Version: 1.0.7
Tried it and dumped it to return to the non-application full screen version. This is not what I want for accessing my Plex Media Server and my content. Just like Miro and DoubleTwists, Plex is not concentrating on the wrong things to keep me (and others) plugging it to friends, relatives, and others. The new login requirement is an atrocity. The lack of development to handle such as TS_Folders and playlists continues. (Come on now! Playlists are textfiles any application can be taught to access.) And the support forum discussions of these and other issues are pretty much given lip service and that's it. If Plex messes with the server package the way it has messed (up) with the client, then it will be time to move on.
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3.5
OSX-FTW!
08 December 2013
Version: 1.0.4
Not bad, but several channels that work with Plex Media server don't work with this. Quite a drag. Also, it looks like you need a media server running to even use channels etc.
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Mikael-B
07 December 2013
Version: 1.0.4
What's with the mandatory registration? I don't need to sync anything. I just want to watch some video. Also, even after I got an account, Plex can't log in and steals my mouse pointer. Deleted. Good riddance.
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Libertyforall1776
04 December 2013
Version: 0.9.5.4
It's now called Plex Home Theater http://elan.plexapp.com/2013/11/23/plex-home-theater-1-0-released/ http://downloads.plexapp.com/plex-home-theater/1.0.4.144-e40f343d/PlexHomeTheater-1.0.4.144-e40f343d-macosx-x86_64.zip
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Mcjf
13 November 2013
Version: 0.9.5.4
I'd recommend Plex if you like an easy setup, a nice graph. interface (with matching theme music to your fav. TV shows) and don't mind limited configuration options. What you get with the free version is quite enough for most people. Paying extra for some features is ok and probably helps them to release frequent updates. BUT they really need to address these two issues: - I've ripped many of my DVDs to my computer (every DVS gets you a VIDEO_TS folder that contains the movie, the DVD menu and the extras). But Plex cannot / will not work with VIDEO_TS folders. The usual advice you'll get is to extract & convert the movie to an mkv movie which Plex can read & stream. But if handling/streaming VIDEO_TS folders is so impossible, how come that a jailbroken ATV2 can access & stream VIDEO_TS folders and even ISO disk images?!? No conversion necessary! Obviously, this is a major limitation of Plex and not one of some protocol. If Firecore can do it, why can't Plex? - As I said, I totally understand that they want to charge you extra for some features. But why is there no local access control? I mean if I want to restrict people's access to my Plex Media Server it can only be done via PlexPass, meaning it needs an internet connection. Why can't you just implement a local username/passwort database so not everyone on the same network can access my Plex media server. Basically, local offline access control. Thank you. And just so people know, even though I am a paying PlexPass user, I think that the Mac versions are slighty neglected compared to others. I'm happy they brought back Bonjour support (which is needed to wake up your Plex server from sleep instead of waking it up yourself) but you took your sweet time. ;) I really really hope you will reconsider supporting VIDEO_TS folders. Just take a look at what Firecore did for the Apple TV. Once you match that, you'll rule the market.
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Maccentric
03 July 2013
Version: 0.9.5.4
I didn't find it all that difficult to set up. I have the server running on a MBP 17 serving up a bunch of video pretty well to my ROKU. My Onkyo remote will also control the Plex client directly on the Mac. Sometimes the client crashes when it's already running and the Onkyo tries to bring it up, but otherwise pretty fast and stable. WMV tends to suck, but that's not Plex's fault, so I try to re-encode them to mp4 so I can skip ahead through the video (which every video app seems to have trouble with when playing WMV). And it just seems to get better and better. It would be nice to have accounts and passwords to keep the pr0n safe, but I think that's coming.
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Mac3blade
12 April 2013
Version: 0.9.5.4
I switched to Plex from Serviio after buying a Roku with a Plex client. Serviio was finicky and I spent a lot of time troubleshooting playback. Plex is much easier and more stable. The interface is clean, it streams well locally and despite my crappy upstream DSL connection, I can still watch a movie off-site. One feature that would be great is the ability to lock down the channels with an administrator password.
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Eye2Forget
07 December 2012
Version: 0.9.5.4
I have Plex 8 running on an Mac Mini HTPC and Plex 9 running on an iMac. 8 has been installed since 2008, 9 has been installed from the start of the betas but I have not "released" it to my family. In a nutshell, this is a geeks breakfast and getting more so. No overview exists to explain what it does, how its capable of being run and where to locate the files you need as they are scattered all over the web. Documentation absolutely stinks. The help forums are terrible. Some support apps, Preen, simply do not work. Media scanning, while improved, still leaves a lot to be desired. OSX 10.8 broke it for a while. Pre Snow Leopard versions do not exist (you cannot take an old Mac and make it an htpc). I've tried to hand 9 over to the family for years. Navigation is poor compared to 8, skins changed with the advent of 9.5 which meant yet another skin. If you want to complicate your life, Plex is a great step forward. If you want simplicity, give up the metadata feature and go with a dedicated media box.
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Robio
30 November 2012
Version: 0.9.5.4
Over-complicated. I work in UI/UX and QA, and I have a hard time figuring out how to work this dang thing. Plus, streaming from services like YouTube is wildly unreliable.
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snickers2k
12 November 2012
Version: 0.9.5.4
plex is the one and only. Instead of editing any single Movie or TV Show manually, Plex gets the right Metadata for almost everything. so happy with it !
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Derek-Gaunt
07 September 2012
Version: 0.9.5.4
Good price. Not so bad software. Maybe some people found this app great. But for me iTunes is just enough for all my tasks.
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Bobbysdad
03 September 2012
Version: 0.9.5.4
I think I can get to like this thing. I'm not as smart as I used to be, but given time I think I can come to grips with using the basics at least. To anyone wondering, give it a shot. I think you'll like it too. Unfortunately, I only have a 2.16GHz iMac, and I think a faster Mac would do it more justice and make it easier to use. There's a bit of a learning curve. Where you fall off depends on how many brain cells you have left. Yes, it can be a bit daunting and confusing at first, and there are some delays whilst it's going through your folders. Unfortunately I jumped into the deep end by throwing a 500GB drive full of movies at it, and was wondering what was happening, so I left it overnight, and by morning it was all sorted. (I think!) Anyway, looks like fun and so handy to be able to use the Remote Control or Mouse. Cheers all.
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Jeff-H-
19 August 2012
Version: 0.9.5.4
Can anyone get netflix to work with this thing? Seems they ALWAYS take a great working thing, make it WAY more complicated with every update (and change everything), and break the plugins!
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Aargl
02 August 2012
Version: 0.9.5.4
Ahem... I'm not making a "review" because some people might yell at me... ;-) But I've just tried this, and the first impression left me very perplex: no mouse! You have to do everything with arrows like on an old PC BIOS!!! I can't believe my eyes... Is this the future on its way? Maybe the next generation of software will use punch cards? Or am I missing some point? :-)
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Mtcobra
01 August 2012
Version: 0.9.5.4
Downloading from the link above will give you the May 16th's 0.9.5.3 version (old), NOT 0.9.5.4. (August 1, 2012)
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THEE:LEE
22 May 2012
Version: 0.9.5.3
A must have for Lion as no front row, It can run quite clunky however, I think it needs a bit of a debloat. Other people may disagree but frontrow interface was much better on the eye IMO
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Bdkennedy1
18 May 2012
Version: 0.9.5.3
Ok, I understand the Server goes on your computer (Mac) but what hardware do you install the client on? I don't see that anywhere in the description.
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OsloX
12 March 2012
Version: 0.9.5.3
Great looking and working player. Thumbs up for the free price tag.
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chinchilla80
12 March 2012
Version: 0.9.5.3
IMHO better than FrontRow
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Libertyforall1776
09 January 2012
Version: 0.9.5.1
The Channel Directory is completely blank -- nothing shows up -- how to fix this?
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Snowlprd
11 December 2011
Version: 0.9.5.1
The latest version is truly better than ever: improved buffering, increased reliability, and smoother playback. I also like how the media server and playback client functions have been separated into two discrete applications.
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anonymous-dingo-653
27 November 2011
Version: 0.9.5.1
I just spent the afternoon trying the latest version. Initially I was enthused enough to start wrestling with it... and to get it to access all of your materials correctly, expect to do some work. It's regular expression access to identifying files is rather limited. I was able to improve on that a bit by hacking it. That I had to do so was a minus. And it's lost access to NetFlix and other online entertainment even though it claims the plugins are live and running. More people at the support forums are facing this issue and response from developers has been nil so far. In the area of file hierarchy, there was no way I was going to start messing with my iTunes file system because it couldn't recognize there was more than one album in more than one subdirectory... like most people (and iTunes) organize their files. Same problem existed in its native acess as well as the alternative iTunes plugin (though the plugin did a tiny bit better). It one MAJOR upside is that the interface is navigable from first launch, unlike such as Boxee, XMBC, etc. But that's not enough. And as time has passed, looking back and Plex's history and changes, it has had a long struggle trying to keep up. In part, there's some development paradigm problems that are holding it back, and some of those should be evident by comments herein. I'll keep watching it, for it does "have promise", but it seems to have been in that same state for a long while now.
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Lemming
18 November 2011
Version: 0.9.5.1
The best media center for the Mac. Easier to use than XMBC. The Plex Media Server makes adding and managing your movies and TV shows so simple.
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Libertyforall1776
18 November 2011
Version: 0.9.5.1
Release notes are HERE: http://elan.plexapp.com/2011/10/31/state-of-the-release-2/
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Snowlprd
18 November 2011
Version: 0.9.5.1
Man, some people sure are lazy. If you want documentation, there is plenty available: http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Plex_095_Preview_Release If you want to get a feel for what's new, visit the blog and thumb through the "Next Page" links at bottom: http://elan.plexapp.com/
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neartheredrocks
17 November 2011
Version: 0.9.5.1
What the heck is this? No help, no manual, no nothing ... Is this a joke?
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Johnnyr
17 November 2011
Version: 0.9.5.1
So what's new?
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truthhurts
17 November 2011
Version: 0.9.5.1
Amazing how many people just don't get it. Plex is not a way to "import your iTunes library" (don't understand that comment) or create a "smart playlist" (another I *really* don't understand in the context of Plex). Plex is a home theater PC program, similar to Boxee and XBMC - and so much more. Like those it allows you to browse and watch your television shows and movies nicely organized, and access a lot of internet content from one seamless interface. Plex leaves those behind in that it is a client-server system. You set up one library of your media - then it streams that to everything you have - your TV, your Roku, your iPhone, your Android, your iPad - all seamlessly. The library is the key to it all - when you add media to the library it scans and matches it with metadata online, then automatically tags and organizes it so you can browse a TV show by season and episode name, or movies by director and genre. All with gorgeous cover art. No manual tagging for all of this to happen! Compare what your music looked like ten years ago versus what a modern song bought from iTunes looks like - one has perfect metadata with artist, album, track, covers, even lyrics, and one is just a blob of music data. That's what Plex does automatically for your TV/Movie content - it turns those plain video files into fully matched, metadata-spiffy versions that you can then do all kinds of awesome stuff with. It's not a "view iTunes content" program - if you want iTunes content and don't want to deal with the DRM entailed, buy an Apple product - which now means an AppleTV since Apple killed off Front Row. It's not a "throw a folder of junk at it and it's on your TV" thing - it's much more organized than that. You *can* do that, but if your goal is simply "get files on the TV without metadata and organization", you'll probably be better served elsewhere. Such a Boxee, with it's extraordinarily limited local file support.
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JetsSetter
06 November 2011
Version: 0.9.3.4
Review is coming soon… Best Regards Vitaly.
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0.5
Alessandro82
03 November 2011
Version: 0.9.3.4
crap u cannot even make smart playlist ,high cpu usage stay away!
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Echorob
30 August 2011
Version: 0.9.3.4
Simply not good enough for prime time.
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0.5
Jamdox
24 August 2011
Version: 0.9.3.4
CANNOT UNINSTALL DO NOT USE
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Neploleppard
29 July 2011
Version: 0.9.3.4
Not bad, it would be far more useful for music if it recognized playlists. I haven't time to search through my entire library.
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Whitebuck
23 July 2011
Version: 0.9.3.3
On my iMac I could never get the iTunes library imported. Compared to Front Row when used on a Mac, Plex is absolute JUNK! Front Row blows it away, no comparison! Plex, a Waste of my time!
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Ocd
26 May 2011
Version: 0.9.2.7
Impressive and well designed but not quite there yet. Also, this app uses massive amounts of power and if you use it on a portable device or macbook, it will run hot and drain your battery in no time flat.
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Macinman
24 May 2011
Version: 0.9.2.7
I find plex a very solid app for turing a mac into a home theater computer. Support for many popular services such as netflix, youtube, pandora, etc make it good for streaming. I did run into a few minor problems while using this software. Maybe someone can comment to see if this is a shortcoming of Plex, or if I've missed a configuration setting. Anyway, I wasn't able to play any video content with DRM, e.g. content from the itunes store, or a digital copy included with a blu-ray package. What happened is the movie would play like a slide show of still images, with the chapter names and descriptions showing up at the bottom. Movies I ripped with handbrake, or other tools, played normally. Are there any work arounds for protected content? Other then this little hangup I'm very satisfied with this software.
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Libertyforall1776
15 May 2011
Version: 0.9.2.7
Plex really needs a Crackle.com plugin! ;-) Some pretty good free content there...
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denny-volkardt
18 April 2011
Version: 0.9.2.7
Solid program - could be easier to integrate with airport express. Does not play stream all video formats from the itunes library to the ipad
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Snowlprd
30 March 2011
Version: 0.9.2.6
The folks behind Plex have created an exemplary media center experience. The bifurcation of the media server from the playback client is a brilliant architectural decision, allowing any device in the home to stream content from one or more media servers. The first time I paused a show in the living room, went to the kitchen to make coffee, and resumed the show on my kitchen iPad right where I left off... Suffice it to say I was impressed. As if that feature weren't enough, the developers continue to iterate and enhance Plex at a rapid pace. They just added a slew of new features in the latest 0.9.2.x release, and based on the screenshots of the upcoming new and improved iPad/iPhone app, the Plex world is about to become even more compelling. Porting the Plex Media Server component to Ubuntu and unRAID servers is also on the Plex dev team radar, which shows (to me anyway) that they are truly intent on building the most robust media center solution they can. Like any product, there is always room for improvement. For example, I'd like for there to be better, more-intuitive support for video content that doesn't neatly fit into Movie and TV categories (sports, stand-up comedy, etc). There are other media centers, and some are quite good. So far, however, I've yet to see one that tops the Plex experience.
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Darren-Grant
29 March 2011
Version: 0.9.2.6
Still unable to use flash 10.2 after all these years, very buggy. I have switched to XBMC, still not perfect but an improvement on plex.
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0.5
zx
27 March 2011
Version: 0.9.2.5
In one hour managed to generate 59,000+ files on my system!!! DELETE.
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4.5
Bismir
19 March 2011
Version: 0.9.2.3
Finally an app to use the mac mini as mediacenter. Only TV is missing. A joinventure with eye-TV would be just perfect...
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4.5
Lemming
17 March 2011
Version: 0.9.2.3
Awesome media player! All it needs is the ability to delete files from within the client and then it'll be perfect.
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Jazzyguy
11 March 2011
Version: 0.9.1.13
Very nice app. Runs well and I'm using the MacRemote and it handles well. Great Freeware.
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Libertyforall1776
27 February 2011
Version: 0.9.1.13
We need AirPlay support in Plex!
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0.5
Echorob
22 February 2011
Version: 0.9.1.13
This is so pathetic that i have been banned from the forums. All because i voice my opinion? Yes, i do say the same thing over, over and over. I feel i am entailed to. I paid good money for application that has many issues that the developers refuse to answer." All i hear is good thing come to people who wait" Lame excuse. It was the community who put you guys where you are, now you piss on them. Hang your heads in shame.
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Echorob
21 February 2011
Version: 0.9.1.13
It clearly does lose all you info. There is no way to bring all my movies over to another computer without having to rescan. After hours of manual editing this totally sucks. The PMS doesn't even support 5.1 or subtitles what a joke. $5 wasted on the app. NO gapless playback for audio. The PMS of organising music is a joke it doesn't even read you tags. The lack of hardware to run it on is a huge issue to. $900 for a macmini really isn't an option. Over all this is a poor piece of rubbish. So many other issues too regarding playback. The developers are poor in responding to your issues and they are rude.
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Djefis
09 February 2011
Version: 0.9.1.13
The best alternative to FrontRow.
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2.5
piomurphy
28 January 2011
Version: 0.9.1.13
erkennt keine Container Formate (EyeTV, DVDMEDIA.)Das kann VLC besser. Bedingung ohne Maus wenig erfreulich...
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0.5
Libertyforall1776
01 January 2011
Version: 0.9.1.13
I don't know what happened, but with this version I can no longer access ANY plugins, and they do not show up at all in Plex - screen is blank in Plex Online. Anyone had this issue? What did you do to fix it - just delete the plugin library under ~/Library/Application Support/ ?
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4.5
Eggshell
20 December 2010
Version: 0.9.1.13
Have being really dissapointed by this app in the past . Now I'm really pleasantly surprised with the Media manager and server . Devs are on the right way to make Boxee and Xbmc look obsolete
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Echorob
19 December 2010
Version: 0.9.1.13
It loses your manual edits all the time, with no way to back up your edits and move media around making this very poor application. What were the developers thinking, this should be #1 on the list.
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Sasasushi
19 December 2010
Version: 0.9.1.13
I had some scraping issues with the first release of 0.9 but they've been fixed it seems. I love how Life Hacker is crowing about how XBMC 10.0 has "working" add-on support. Plex has had it for ages.
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4.5
nadiangelo
18 December 2010
Version: 0.9.1.13
Amazing App, One of the best for mac...
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P-g-
12 December 2010
Version: 0.9.1.2
Videos form MTV, PBS etc doasn't work
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Psykohed
30 November 2010
Version: 0.9.1.2
A couple 15gb 1080p movies can take over 3 hours to unrar. Add 4 or 5 720p tv shows a day and you're talking a lot of unnecessary work. Power users understand. .
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Psykohed
30 November 2010
Version: 0.9.1.2
They removed rar support so this version is a bust. Pretty lame as that's one of the best features. I'll stick with version 8.
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Echorob
11 November 2010
Version: 0.9.1.2
Still can't change a title of any video. The music scanners are next to useless.
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Hike77
30 October 2010
Version: 0.9.1.1
Amazing, been using this for the past couple months, find it the best most user friendly media center app. A must for anyone who wants an elegant solution for a media center.
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Echorob
25 October 2010
Version: 0.9.1.1
Anyone giving Plex 9 a good rating has to be friends or family of the developers. There is no way Plex 9 is useable it has far too many issues that make it un useable.
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Matsaki
24 October 2010
Version: 0.9.1.1
It sucks! Just working with Flash 9.x? Is that a great mediaplayer?
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Sw-tester
24 October 2010
Version: 0.9.1.1
Wow...new version even more buggy than the last version. crashing and other strangeness. who is testing these releases?
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Jediah
24 October 2010
Version: 0.9.1.1
"Great - an update to Plex Nine" I thought! Now maybe they have fixed the video stuttering. But sadly it is still there! Well back to version 8 again as the stuttering makes it impossible to watch a movie on version 9. And Plex is running on the latest version of the Mac Mini and are playing my moives perfectly on version 8.
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Riseofchaos
23 October 2010
Version: 0.9.1.1
In my opinion, Plex is the best media center solution ever made. With PlexAeon Skin it looks awesome, it manage my movies almost automatically. On the other hand there are still some things from Plex 8 I miss in Plex Nine. But I'm sure in a few weeks or months these things will find it's way back into version 9. Highly recommended app.
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Gérard-Cousin
23 October 2010
Version: 0.9.1.1
Crashes on launch. Just a little pop up screen for half a second and that's it.
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Sw-tester
23 October 2010
Version: 0.9.0.21
They need to correctly label 0.9.0.21 as 0.9.0.21alpha. as people in the forums have stated it is either beta or alpha. another user in the forums asked, "why is an alpha listed on the front page" I agree, or at least show a stable version and the new alpha/beta version. plex crashes alot. navigation is a little clunky. a little frustrating to use with all the problems as it is now. the new media manager is a good start. iOS version looks like it might be cool. plex does play dvd folders unlike boxee. (when it does not crash) XMBC lists as beta and seems a little more stable than Plex.
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Eff
19 October 2010
Version: 0.9.0.21
LOOKIN2IT, By default, Mac OS X's firewall is a) turned off, and b) even if you do turn it on, it only monitors incoming connections. I suggest you look into (no pun intended :o) a firewall that monitors outgoing connections as well, there are several products (Little Snitch, NetBarrier, Glow Worm) that will happily do this for you. Personally, I prefer Little Snitch, it is one of the first things I install on every new computer. The training period (*) can be a bit annoying but after that it's a great little app that quietly does its job, highly recommended. (* - Once you installed it, LS monitors the launch of each and every app, either by you and/or Mac OS X, and asks you whether or not you want to allow it to connect to the internet. For some built-in apps like Safari and Mail it's got predefined rules, but for most others you have to specify them yourself. Once you've defined a permanent rule LS will follow your instructions and leave you alone)
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Olc
17 October 2010
Version: 0.9.0.21
Latest version with that auto-launching server thing is a huge step backward... Going back to XBMC. More stable, more responsive and faster. XBMC still uses the subtitle directory which is a huge plus for me.
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Jediah
09 October 2010
Version: 0.9.0.21
With Plex 9 all my .img and .iso files doesn't play smoothly anymore. They worked just fine in the previous version of Plex and also when I mount them and play them through the DVD Player application. Damn annoying not to be able to watch my movies though Plex anymore. I'm running Plex on a Mac Mini 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 memory running OSX 10.6.4 - so it can't be the hardware which are causing the non-smooth playback.
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Eff
26 September 2010
Version: 0.9.0.21
Wow, don't even know where to start with this one - I recently downloaded Plex and its iPad/iPhone counterpart (a $4.99 app) because Air Video doesn't work with the latest iOS beta for iPad. Here are some of the pluses and minuses I have encountered so far. (+) Good craftsmanship in terms of visual design; the UI *looks* nice (-) Indexing, while in itself a great idea took forever without any indication of its progress; a percentage indicator (i.e., "63% complete") or something along those lines would be nice. (--) On startup, it connects to an ungodly amount of 3rd party servers (Google, weather.com, etc.) without asking first - this is an absolute no-no. Ask for permission, tell me why you need to connect to these servers, then attempt to do so. Trust is earned, not doled out on a "benefit of the doubt" basis. (--) While the app looks decent enough, usability is atrocious. Rarely have I ever seen an app as unintuitive as this one. In comparison, Plex makes Photoshop look like Text Edit to a beginner. (--) It installs a Launch Daemon in "~/Library/" without asking first or giving the user the option to deactivate this. At least I haven't been able to find such a preference; creating an empty, locked text file with the same file name will work, of course but it shouldn't be that difficult. Add an entry to the user's "Startup Items", tell them about it *and* give them the option to deactivate it. The last three (--) items alone are enough that I trashed the app and am now actively discouraging any friend or family member asking me about alternatives to Apple's Front Row from using Plex. The idea is great and there is some nice stuff going on in terms of functionality and features, but the terrible usability and lack of respect for the user (hidden online connections, hidden install of startup items) make this unfit for public consumption.
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