Plex Media Server is now available



The team at Plex has rolled out a new update for Plex Media Server. Update has been released with some notable improvements and fixes. Two highlights are the enhancement of multi-volume support when adding folders into a library and the enabling of hardware transcoding by default where available. Here’s all you need to know and how to install it on your server.

What’s new in Plex Media Server

Here’s the full list of changes in the Plex update.


  • (TerraMaster) Improve multi-volume support when adding folders to libraries.
  • (Transcoder) Enable hardware transcoding by default where available (#14282)


  • (Hubs) User could order a hub before Continue Watching hub (#14236)
  • (Library) In some cases, media item presence and accessibility could fail to be reported (#14307)
  • (Metadata) Items could lose metadata if a refresh request failed due to a network failure (#14551)
  • (Photos) Autotag data was not visible even if photos had pre-existing autotags (#14493)
  • (Photos) Places filter was not visible even if photos had pre-existing place data (#14519)
  • (Preferences) Adjust library section preference text for intro and credits detection (#14152)
  • (Scanner) Episodes with absolute numbering of 264 and 265 could get ignored (#14084)
  • (Security) Certain requests could trigger unwanted notifications (#14524)
  • (Transcoding) Hardware transcoding failed on linux machines (#14553)
  • (Security) Curl version contained a vulnerability that could be exploited if user set a SOCKS proxy in env.
  • (IntroDetection) Intro detection could crash the server under certain circumstances (#14606)

How to install this Plex Media Server update

Package Manager DSM 7
Plex in Package Manager DSM 7. (Source: NAS Master)

Installing the latest version of Plex Media Server couldn’t be easier. Should you be running the software on the best NAS for Plex, all you need to do is run the update process using the enclosure’s web UI. If you want to do it manually, download the update from Plex and upload it to your NAS for installation.

We’ve written some guides on how to install and update Plex Media Server for specific NAS brands:

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