Archive for February, 2009
We just pushed a new release out which improves compatibility with some Flash sites, and to go along with it, Scott prepared a new version of the Hulu plug-in with some nice enhancements, including more fanart, better thumbnails, flattened movie hierarchy, and more results returned for specific shows.
Besides the known issue of the Plex Media Server not working with Safari Adblocker, if a plug-in stops working, it’s likely that the structure of the site changed. This doesn’t happen very frequently with most sites, but it’s a definite possibility. When this occurs, an entity we call the “Campfire Robot” springs into action automatically and tracks us down to let us know, and shortly thereafter we can push an update.
As such, if a site stops working, the best thing to do is to check the App Store for updates. If you have automatic updates turned on, check your install history to see if an update got installed while you were getting coffee.
To answer your question, no, we rarely sleep.
Here’s another of Barkley and Anna from the San Francisco series:
As if you really needed a reason to upgrade to the latest version of Plex out today, but just in case, I’ll give you one: You’ll be able to run the new NPR plug-in. I picture our users as being a cultured, sophisticated bunch, so hopefully you’ll enjoy this one.
So run, don’t walk, to install the latest update and then head over to the App Store to pick up the NPR plug-in.
We’re really happy to see that people seem to be enjoying the store. We’ve had tens of thousands of plug-ins downloaded already, and we have a bunch of new ones in the works! In the meantime, we’ve cooked up another quick release to try to fix the most egregious issues with the last one.
- FIX: Fixed permissions on the Plex binary to allow non-administrative users to run.
- FIX: Tweaks to the skin for upcoming Plug-ins.
- FIX: Some crashes and leaks in the Media Server.
- FIX: Fixed the scrapers/NFO issue, this time for real (many thanks to Isaac for all the hard work on this one!). We also include the TMDB scraper again.
- FIX: A regression where only the first iPhoto album showed up.
- FIX: Improved compatibility with Flash sites for the Media Server.
The release can be downloaded here or via Sparkle as usual.
Here’s another photo of Barkley playing on a beach in San Francisco.