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This is the version history page for Plex Media Server, showing the last 20 software updates. You can return to the main page for this software by clicking here.

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Version 1.18.2.2029
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2019
  • FIXES:
    • (DVR) Preserve EPG metadata when assimilating Sports and News recordings. (#10544)
    • (Playlists) Recently added playlists were not sorted correctly
Version 1.18.1.1973
  • Release Date: Nov 4, 2019
  • NEW:
    • (Localization) Updated translations
    • Add an HDR filter for movies (#9652)
    • Improve detection of udevadm on newer debian-based distros.
    • Set the DLNA server feature to be turned off by default. It can be manually re-enabled if required in Plex Web’s server settings (#10530)
    • (Linux) Improved quality and performance of hardware transcoding on Linux systems with 8th-generation or later GPUs
    • (Linux) Improved automatic detection of Intel GPUs on systems that also have other graphics
    FIXES:
    • (Library) Some portrait videos could return the incorrect resolution value (#10586)
    • (Linux) An internal system directory could be displayed unexpectedly in the directory browser on certain NAS platforms (#10630)
    • (Transcoder) Hardware transcoding could fail on systems with recent systemd versions (#10723)
    • (Transcoder) Fixed hardware decoding of VC1
    • (Transcoder) Output streams could be corrupted in certain cases (#10709)
    • (Metadata) Improved reliability of music lookups
Version 1.18.0.1944
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2019
  • FIXES:
    • (LiveTV) A regression in 1.18.0 could cause pixellation / stuttering in LiveTV/DVR playback
Version 1.18.0.1913
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 2019
  • FIXES:
    • (Library) Music could fail to scan when added to a new or upgraded music library on Nvidia SHIELD devices.
    • (NAS) Permissions issues resulting in a failures to start
Version 1.17.0.1841
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2019
  • FIXES:
    • (EPG) On Windows, XMLTV guide would fail to refresh (#10624)
Version 1.17.0.1709
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2019
Version 1.16.6.1592
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2019
Version 1.16.5.1554
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2019
  • NEW:
    • (Web) Updated to 3.108.2
    FIXES:
    • (DVR) Re-enable signal strength updates for all tuners except Hauppauge. (#10352)
    • (Library) The Track Last Skipped filter could return the incorrect results (#10309)
    • (Live) In some circumstances, new recordings could use an additional tuner, rather than sharing one already tuning the same channel. This could manifest as a missing “watch from start” option (#9736)
    • Watching a trailer could mark the corresponding movie watched in some cases (#9481)
    • (DVR) Live session buffer data could be pruned prematurely, resulting in live TV being unable to seek back as far as expected (#10430)
    • (Playback) Certain clients could receive corrupted data in media requests, leading to corruption during playback (#10436)
Version 1.16.5.1488
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2019
  • NEW:
    • (Web) Updated to 3.108.2
    FIXES:
    • (DVR) Re-enable signal strength updates for all tuners except Hauppauge. (#10352)
    • (Library) The Track Last Skipped filter could return the incorrect results (#10309)
    • (Live) In some circumstances, new recordings could use an additional tuner, rather than sharing one already tuning the same channel (#9736)
    • Watching a trailer could mark the corresponding movie watched in some cases (#9481)
Version 1.16.4.1469
  • Release Date: Aug 14, 2019
  • NEW:
    • (Web) Updated to 3.104.2
    FIXES:
    • (DVR) Improve selection of default lineup during setup. (#10211)
    • (Filters) Track source filter would not work. Renamed to Album Source.
    • (Music) Tracks added from TIDAL would not show up in Popular Tracks (#10319)
    • (Notifications) A large number of new item notifications would arrive after enabling the preference
    • (Playlists) Shuffling a playlist containing items from mixed sources could cause unexpected results (#10222)
    • (Playlists) Smart playlist generated from Add to Library content would not play back (#10244)
    • (Scanner) PlexIgnore file exclusion would not work in Photo libraries (#9818)
    • (Subtitles) Issues with automatic selection when default subtitle and audio languages differ (#10241)
    • Fix for deadlock when deleting DVR that could not be upgraded to Cloud EPG. (#10358)
    • (Transcoder) The transcoder process could leak memory on the Nvidia SHIELD (#9291)

Version 1.16.3.1402
  • Release Date: Jul 26, 2019
Version 1.16.2.1321
  • Release Date: Jul 20, 2019
  • NEW:
    • (Web) Updated to 3.99.2
    FIXED:
    • (Add to Library) Hi-fi quality was limited if TIDAL account was not managed through plex.tv (#10155)
    • (Localization) Translated strings were not returned (#10168)
    • (NAS) Ensure transcoder temp directory is present at startup on Synology devices (#10213)
    • (NAS) The server might not automatically start after system reboot on Synology devices (#10236)
    • Greatly speed up partial scan operation (#10171)
    • On macOS, if a network interface had multiple IPv4 addresses, they could fail to publish to plex.tv (#1778)
    • Shows in “Shows you might like” were missing season counts (#10162)
    • The scanner or transcoder could crash when processing files containing big-endian DTS audio streams (#10135)
    • The server could use large amounts of CPU time when running on a network with certain routers with UPnP enabled (#9610)
Version 1.16.2.1297
  • Release Date: Jul 16, 2019
  • NEW:
    • (Web) Updated to 3.99.2
    FIXES:
    • (Add to Library) Hi-fi quality was limited if TIDAL account was not managed through plex.tv (#10155)
    • (Localization) Translated strings were not returned (#10168)
    • (NAS) Ensure transcoder temp directory is present at startup on Synology devices (#10213)
    • (NAS) The server might not automatically start after system reboot on Synology devices (#10236)
    • Greatly speed up partial scan operation (#10171)
    • On macOS, if a network interface had multiple IPv4 addresses, they could fail to publish to plex.tv (#1778)
    • Shows in “Shows you might like” were missing season counts (#10162)
    • The scanner or transcoder could crash when processing files containing big-endian DTS audio streams (#10135)
    • The server could use large amounts of CPU when running on a network with certain routers with UPnP enabled (#9610)
Version 1.16.0.1226
  • Release Date: Jun 18, 2019
  • FIXES:
    • Updated translations
Version 1.15.8.1198
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2019
  • SHIELD - Please note that the creation of new “Premium Music” libraries on the SHIELD is currently unsupported and all existing Premium Music libraries will gracefully fall back to using standard library matching. Improvements are actively being worked on and are coming soon (within the next few months at the latest)!

    FIXES:
    This release contains the fixes in version 1.15.8.1163, and additionally:

    Server settings could become unavailable on the Nvidia SHIELD after certain upgrade sequences (#10125)
Version 1.15.6.1079
  • Release Date: May 27, 2019
  • SHIELD - This is the first 1.15.x series release on Nvidia SHIELD.
    Please Note: The creation of new “Premium Music” libraries is currently unsupported and all existing Premium Music libraries will gracefully fall back to using standard library matching. Improvements are actively being worked on and are Coming Soon (within the next few months, latest)!

    NEW:

    (DVR) Add Resolution, Replace lower resolution items, and Allow partial airings at DVR level with option to override at recording level.
    FIXES:

    (Analysis) Corrected chapters not being imported again
    (DVR) Prefer HD airings when both HD and SD are available. (#9641)
    Docker host addresses were published unnecessarily (#9576)
    IP addresses from interfacing starting with a “v” weren’t published (#9576)
    Sync or Optimize could fail to fallback to software transcoding if hardware transcoding failed (#9455)
Version 1.15.4.994 hotfix
  • Release Date: May 9, 2019
  • NEW:
    • Allow all users with linked TIDAL accounts to access Add to Library features.
Version 1.15.4.993
  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2019
    • (Web) Updated to 3.95.2

Version 1.15.3.858
  • Release Date: Apr 5, 2019
  • FIXES:
    Analysis could fail to set media item attributes
Version 1.15.2.793
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • FIXES:
    • (Analysis) Chapters for multi-part media was not correctly imported (#9554)
    • (DVR) Don’t schedule in progress airings if sub doesn’t allow partials. (#9688)
    • (DVR) Fix a long-standing but rare crash when starting a live tune (#7790)
    • (Dashboard) User counts in Top Played could be inaccurate (#9730)
    • (Transcoder) A few seconds of audio could be missing after seeking while Direct Streaming both audio and video (#9658)
    • (Transcoder) Seeking could be unreliable with some DASH clients (#9137)
    • Plex Media Server 1.15.1.780 is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel

    This build has the following changes on top of the prior 1.15.1 releases.

    FIXES:
    • (HTTP) Server could become unavailable when using the Samsung app (#9784)
    • (Metadata) Lockouts when scanning / refreshing metadata (#9704)
    • (Windows) Crashes as a result of database contention (#9663)

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