Plex Media Server
Plex Media Server
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Plex Media Server

Seamlessly connect your Plex clients with your local media.

Plex Media Server overview

Plex Media Server seamlessly connects your Plex clients with all of your local and online media. The combination of centralized library management, streaming of online content, and powerful transcoding functionality provides an unrivaled level of flexibility and ease of use.

Plex Media Server runs on your Mac, PC, or compatible NAS device and serves your media to all of your Plex clients, including Plex-enabled mobile devices and 2011 LG Smart TVs.

Features:
  • Effortlessly organize your media into a versatile library
  • Native Cocoa and web-based versions provide local and network access to management features
  • Automatically retrieve metadata from the Internet
  • Complete customization of your library with a few clicks
  • Automatic updates when new local content is added

What’s new in version 1.25.3.5409

Updated on Jan 13 2022

  • Fixes: (Scanner) Movie items with mis-matched agents could re-match unnecessarily during scanning
View older Plex Media Server updates

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    Macs-Pain
    Macs-Pain
    Feb 12 2021
    1.21.3.4021
    1.0
    Feb 12 2021
    1.0
    Version: 1.21.3.4021
    Gave it a try and downloaded and installed Plex. Only wanted to share my music in local network. After waiting half the day it finally was done. Then I realized that ALL covers who are embedded in the mp3-files were copied in a separate folder, which was several gigabytes of data... wtf? Immediately de-installed Plex and working with Serviio again. Serviio is able to display embedded covers without needing to copy gigabytes of covers seperately. Also configuring the app is much easier and everything is much more clearly displayed.
    Derekcurrie
    Derekcurrie
    Feb 11 2021
    1.21.3.4021
    0.0
    Feb 11 2021
    0.0
    Version: 1.21.3.4021
    IMPORTANT SECURITY UPDATE! - - "DDoSers are abusing the Plex Media Server to make attacks more potent. Plex Media servers using SSDP let DDoSers amplify attacks by a factor of 5." - - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/ddosers-are-abusing-the-plex-media-server-to-make-attacks-more-potent/
    Maclover1-1
    Maclover1-1
    Jul 4 2020
    1.19.4.2935
    5.0
    Jul 4 2020
    5.0
    Version: 1.19.4.2935
    Used to have recurrent issues with database. No more. To me by far the best. My movie/music/ podcast hub.
    Evh
    Evh
    Jan 8 2020
    1.18.4.2171
    4.0
    Jan 8 2020
    4.0
    Version: 1.18.4.2171
    Great with an internet connection - but frustrating no end if your internet is out for a stretch of days - Can't play any of my library without internet
    Lhutz
    Lhutz
    Aug 25 2019
    1.16.5.1488
    4.0
    Aug 25 2019
    4.0
    Version: 1.16.5.1488
    After a wave of very negative responses by their users, they went back on their decision to no longer support TV mode setups for Macs and PCs. I'm very glad they listened.
    Lhutz
    Lhutz
    Aug 16 2019
    1.16.4.1469
    4.0
    Aug 16 2019
    4.0
    Version: 1.16.4.1469
    They just announced they are killing off support for having your Mac directly connected to your TV, which is the most powerful and feature rich setup you can have. From January 2020 on, it will be streaming-only. :/
    RodgerW6021
    RodgerW6021
    May 9 2019
    1.15.4.994
    0.0
    May 9 2019
    0.0
    Version: 1.15.4.994
    Version 1.15.4.994 New (DVR) Ability to give Home Users DVR access. (#8794) (Playback) Assume unknown audio to be foreign if the preferred audio language is not english (#6126) (Streaming Brain) Preference to allow automatically terminating playbacks which have been paused for an hour (#9700) (Subtitles) Auto select forced subtitles when not listening to foreign audio (#6126) (Web) Updated to 3.95.2 When transcoding for supported clients, automatically select media based on supported resolution and dynamic range (#9490) Fixes (Analysis) Chapters were not being imported for new media (#9843) (Dashboard) Respect user preferences for local / remote bandwidth (#9562) (Dashboard) Respect user preferences when showing streams as local / remote (#9562) (Metadata) Asking to refresh metadata still used cache for movies and TV shows (#1566) (Metadata) Related collections were not paginated (#9844)
    RodgerW6021
    RodgerW6021
    Apr 24 2019
    1.15.4.993
    0.0
    Apr 24 2019
    0.0
    Version: 1.15.4.993
    Version 1.15.4.993 New (DVR) Ability to give Home Users DVR access. (#8794) (Playback) Assume unknown audio to be foreign if the preferred audio language is not english (#6126) (Streaming Brain) Preference to allow automatically terminating playbacks which have been paused for an hour (#9700) (Subtitles) Auto select forced subtitles when not listening to foreign audio (#6126) (Web) Updated to 3.95.2 When transcoding for supported clients, automatically select media based on supported resolution and dynamic range (#9490) Fixes (Analysis) Chapters were not being imported for new media (#9843) (Dashboard) Respect user preferences for local / remote bandwidth (#9562) (Dashboard) Respect user preferences when showing streams as local / remote (#9562) (Metadata) Asking to refresh metadata still used cache for movies and TV shows (#1566) (Metadata) Related collections were not paginated (#9844)
    SimonAndrews5784
    SimonAndrews5784
    Jan 13 2019
    1.14.1.5488
    3.0
    Jan 13 2019
    3.0
    Version: 1.14.1.5488
    not bad, but its too buggy I think.
    adamtheman17
    adamtheman17
    Oct 4 2018
    1.13.8.5395
    0.5
    Oct 4 2018
    0.5
    Version: 1.13.8.5395
    I been using plex for 2 years and yesterday my plex account got removed, so i contact support and they told me they can not tell me that type of information when i asked why i got removed, so i created a new account and not even 1 day i got removed again, what is funny the new account had only myself on it sharing the plex server and on facebook i still get no help, in the terms it says you can share it with the whole family but also plex can remove your account at any time for any reason. I was just sharing my desktop that had plex with family members and plex still today will not give me a answer........ I switch to emby and it does work better with playback then plex i would give emby a try forget about plex
    Macadanqc
    Macadanqc
    Sep 2 2018
    1.13.5.5332
    4.0
    Sep 2 2018
    4.0
    Version: 1.13.5.5332
    Excellente application pour visionner vos films et téléséries sur vos différents appareils connectés grâce au lecteur Plex Media Player qui y est associé. Configuration très aisée en explorant votre réseau et en sélectionnant les différents fichiers de vos vidéos.
    CODE_ASH
    CODE_ASH
    Jul 20 2018
    1.13.4.5251
    4.0
    Jul 20 2018
    4.0
    Version: 1.13.4.5251
    Streaming at its best
    CODE_ASH
    CODE_ASH
    Jul 20 2018
    1.13.4.5251
    4.0
    Jul 20 2018
    4.0
    Version: 1.13.4.5251
    plex is best
    Kobalt
    Kobalt
    Jun 11 2018
    1.13.0.5023
    0.0
    Jun 11 2018
    0.0
    Version: 1.13.0.5023
    New version 1.13.2.5154 available now: https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server/1.13.2.5154-fd05be322/PlexMediaServer-1.13.2.5154-fd05be322-OSX.zip
    Mcr
    Mcr
    Apr 23 2018
    1.12.3
    5.0
    Apr 23 2018
    5.0
    Version: 1.12.3
    Don't know why I waited so long to try Plex, i've only been using less than a year. I have the server running on a Late 2009 MacMini (core 2 duo) and it works fine, you don't need latest hardware or fastest CPU. It can handle 1920x1080 H264 in original quality with no transcoding. And this is reading off an external drive connected via Firewire 800. I've tried 4K and H265 but that's just a little too much for the ol' gal, but hey what a great use for a 10 year old Mac. Stream to iPads, iPhones, other Macs, Roku Stick, Roku 2. The Lifetime pass might seem expensive, but I recommend it. It's one time. If only streaming to Macs or Roku, you don't even need the pass.
    RavenNevermore
    RavenNevermore
    Apr 23 2018
    1.12.3
    5.0
    Apr 23 2018
    5.0
    Version: 1.12.3
    This is great software. Been using it for years to stream my vast video library from my Early 2009 iMac to my Roku 2 and iPhone 8 Plus.
    yazombie-1
    yazombie-1
    Dec 10 2017
    1.10.0
    0.5
    Dec 10 2017
    0.5
    Version: 1.10.0
    Attention: Plex prentends 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.
    Mcr
    Mcr
    Jun 14 2017
    1.5.6
    5.0
    Jun 14 2017
    5.0
    Version: 1.5.6
    For the life of me I can NOT get Plex to work on my home network to my Roku boxes (plural). I am not a noob; I understand about firewalls and subnets and so on. I've searched the forums and tried all the suggestions, etc. I"ve tried Plex server on macOS, Windows and Linux, and can not get my Roku boxes to connect. Windows Media Server works FINE, instantly recognized by Roku, but I'd rather run my media server from a second-hand MacMini under either macOS or Linux. This is my personal experience, YMMV. Roku says no client license is needed, everything I need is built in to the roku box and it SHOULD work.
    Krabbe
    Krabbe
    Jun 28 2016
    1.0.0.2261
    0.0
    Jun 28 2016
    0.0
    Version: 1.0.0.2261
    What I loved about Plex, was it running under 10.6 Snow Leopard - because home media server is a common job for senior computer hardware.
    Miner
    Miner
    Oct 11 2015
    0.9.12.13
    0.0
    Oct 11 2015
    0.0
    Version: 0.9.12.13
    What I absolutely love about Plex, apart from the excellent functionality, is that it still runs under Snow Leopard, and that allows me to repurpose an old Mac Mini as a Media Centre. And free, too!
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    FreeAbsolutely Free
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