Plex Updates Its Windows 8 App, Web Client And Media Server

Plex, one of our favorite streaming media centres, has just put out a bevy of updates for three of its services.

The Windows 8 app adds improved keyboard navigation, audio and subtitle stream selection, a universal search feature, and a new interface for the channel store. The release, version, also includes a large number of bug fixes that address buffering and streaming problems and user interface issues.

Plex's web client gets support for uploading custom artwork for posters and backgrounds, updates its Flash video player, adds new languages, and fixes several bugs in its settings.

Finally, the Plex Media Server gets the biggest update of all. It includes support for searching music by album and filtering movies by studio and last viewed date. Plex's built-in video transcoder and API has seen some serious tweaking, and support for Windows 8 machines has been improved considerably.

A trinity of releases [Plex via Engadget]


    That's all well and good, but does it now support playing ISO files without an emulator? Last I checked it didn't... XBMC is the goto for me as, unlike Plex or MediaPortal it doesn't need an emulator to play ripped DVD's.

    Yeah Plex has been able to play ISO and IMG files for quite a while now.

      Just downloaded the non server version, and ISO's seem to work, so my bad. Now If I can just figure out how to get the thing to exit without shutting the whole system down? :)

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