Plex Media Server 1.0 is out

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 27, 2016
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Plex Media Server 1.0 is now available for download. The latest version of the popular cross-platform media server application is mostly a bug fix release but still noteworthy due to the version bump.

Plex Media Server enables you to run a media server on a computer running Windows, Mac or Linux, or on various NAS systems including those offered by Netgear, Synology or QNAP.

The content the media server makes available is then accessible through applications, again on desktop devices, mobile devices, smart TVs and consoles to name a few.

You could run the server component on a NAS or a desktop PC, and use your Android smartphone or Playstation 4 to connect to it to stream all media made available on the server.

Plex Media Server 1.0

plex media server 1.0

Before you start to upgrade Plex Media Server to version 1.0, make sure the operating system you are installing the server on is still supported.

Support for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 has been dropped in version 1.0. If the server is installed on a device powered by one of those operating systems, upgrades are not available.

The Plex team notes that the last working version before version 1.0 is still available for use on those unsupported devices.

Another issue that users need to be aware of is that the sync database format changed in the new version. While that is not a problem when users upgrade to Plex Media Server 1.0, it may cause sync issues when users downgrade the server component.

The changelog lists minor changes, Plex Web was upgraded to version 2.7, and opus is used instead of mp3 when transcoding music using Chromecast devices.

For the most part though, Plex works just like before. The team notes that support and development of older versions of Plex Media Server will be discontinued.

To ensure we’re efficiently allocating development resources across all platforms, maintenance and support for versions of Plex Media Server prior to 1.0 will be discontinued. This will help Plex focus efforts not only on bringing exciting new functionality to life, but also on enhanced stability as we move forward.

The blog post that announces the new version looks back at the development from the very beginning. It all started in 2008 when the first version of Plex Media Server was released. More than eight years later, Plex Media Server 1.0 is available.

The service has grown, support has improved, and while it has been stable for a long time, version 1.0 marks an important step in the journey.

Now You: Are you using a media server?

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  1. Anonymous said on August 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm
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    Why not make use of the mplayer.conf?

  2. Mike J said on August 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm
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    Huh, I have never even seen this “font cache” pane; videos play at once for me, using VLC & XP SP3.

    1. Martin said on August 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm
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      Mike, in theory this should have only been displayed once to you, at the very first video that you played with VLC. The time this window is displayed depends largely on the number of fonts in your font directory.

      1. Mike J said on August 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm
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        huh, I lucked out for a change?? Amazing!!
        Apparently VLC keeps this info through version updates, but I didn’t see this message after a fresh OS install about 8 weeks ago, & a new VLC.

  3. myo said on August 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm
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    yes, yes, i have the same problem. sometimes, VLC crashes when it is playing .mov file.

  4. Kishore said on August 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm
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    Error:
    Buidling font Cache pop-up

    Solution:

    Open VLC player.

    On Menu Bar:

    Tools
    Preferences

    (at bottom – left side)
    Show settings — ALL

    Open: Video
    Click: Subtitles/OSD (This is now highlited, not opened)
    Text rendering module – change this to “Dummy font renderer function”

    Save
    Exit

    Re-open – done.
    Progam will no longer look outside self for fonts

    Source – WorthyTricks.co.cc

    1. Martin said on August 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm
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      Great tip, thanks a lot Kishore.

  5. javier said on August 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm
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    @Kishore, I’ll try your tips, but does this mean it will no longer show subtitles either?
    I do use subtitles, but the fontcache dialog box pops up (almost) everytime I play a file.

    Could this be related to the fonts I have installed? Or if I add/remove fonts to my system?

    I’ll try to do a fresh install also, if your tips does no work. I’ll post back here later…

    /thanks
    /j

  6. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm
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    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,

  7. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm
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    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,Dont worry, VLC is currently sorting out this issue and the next version will be out soon.

    No probs @ Martin !! Its my pleasure

  8. Ted said on October 22, 2010 at 3:57 am
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    Try running LC with administrator privileges. That seemed to fix it for me

  9. Evan said on December 8, 2013 at 1:48 am
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    I am using SMplayer 0.8.6 (64-bit) (Portable Edition) on Windows 7 x64. Even with the -nofontconfig parameter in place SMplayer still scans the fonts. Also, I have enabled normal subtitles and it is still scanning fonts before playing a video. Also, it does this every time the player opens a video after a system restart (only the fist video played).

  10. Mike Williams said on September 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm
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    Does that mean that only instrumental versions of songs will be available for non-paying users?

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