Plex Server 1.2.3 Release: upgrade your Plex server

Plex is an application useful to set up and manage your own media center, and connecting several devices within your network (or outside of it) to your home server, to stream media and enjoy your content wherever you are. In this regard it is similar to Emby, and you could compare both to find out their strong and weak points against each other. In this article we tell you about the changes introduced on the Plex Server 1.2.3 release. [Read: Plex vs Emby: A Comprehensive Comparison]

Plex lets you install channels, in order for you to be able to get interesting content. You can also enjoy your media library collection, and there are options to do it even if you are not at home. Some of the channels let you listen to music from independent artists around the world, such as the Plex SoundCloud Channel. Others let you look at live TV streams; this is the case of the Plex FilmOn Channel.

Plex Server 1.2.3
Plex Server 1.2.3

What's New in Plex Server 1.2.3 Release?

This Plex Server release and the Plex Server 1.2.2 Release are available for Plex Pass members and contain various improvements over the previous Plex Server version 1.2.1. With the release of Plex Server 1.2.3 and Plex 1.2.2, Plex updated its Web interface to version 2.10.5. Also, the 1.2.3 update includes an updated bundle of media flags, as well as updated server translations for better localization, and some bug fixes. You can see the complete list of changes on Plex Server 1.2.3 and 1.2.2 below.

Fixes in Plex Server 1.2.2 release

  • (Web) Updated Plex Web 2.9.3, which was missing from the previous release

New in Plex Server 1.2.3 release

  • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.10.5.
  • (Media Flags) Update bundle.
  • (Localization) Updated server translations.
Best Plex Client Devices:
  1. NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro Home Media Server - $199.99 Editors Pick
  2. Amazon Fire TV Streaming Media Player - $89.99
  3. Roku Premiere+ 4K UHD - $83.99
  4. CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - $69.99
  5. Xbox One 500 GB Console - $264.99

Fixes in Plex Server 1.2.3 release

  • (Network) Clients might incorrectly report a server as unclaimed or remote access as unavailable after network timeouts. (#4994)
  • (Streaming Brain) In some cases the server could unexpectedly reserve any remaining bandwidth. (#5447)
  • (Streaming Brain) Playback failures on Android. (#5537 #5589)
  • (Streaming Brain) Issues starting transcode sessions with OpenPHT. (#5546)
  • (Streaming Brain) Issues transcoding sidecar subtitles while Direct Playing a video. (#5540)
  • (Scanner) Library section analysis wasn't always working. (#5536)
  • (Scanner) Issues scanning TV series with numeric names. (#5547)
  • (Camera Upload) Duplicate photos could be uploaded in some cases on case-sensitive filesystems. (#5509)
  • (Camera Upload) Uploads were failing if the target library path didn't already exist. (#5553)
  • (Music) Unplayable music videos might show up after refreshing certain albums. (#5559)
  • (Metadata) Issues obtaining preview images from (#5524)
  • (Linux) Transcoder errors caused by an invalid locale configuration on certain systems. (#4717)
  • (NAS) Crashes on ReadyNAS 6.6. (#5567)
  • (NAS) Issues scanning when paths contained non-ASCII characters. (#5618)

You can read more about these changes in the Plex Official Forum. If you're interested in finding out a good device to stream from your Plex server, you could take a look at the best Plex client devices and see if any of them suit your needs.

Install or upgrade Plex Server

You can follow the instructions in our guide to install Plex Server on Windows, if you use that operating system. Alternatively, stay tuned for more guides to install Plex in other devices such as Plex server on NVIDIA SHIELD. Enjoy managing and streaming your media with Plex Server!

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Alejandro is an electrical engineer, working as a software developer and part-time writer. He has a passion for technology, languages and games, and has been around the web since 2004.