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Plex Media Server 1.40.2.8395 is out to fix a host of reported issues

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Plex Media Server is one of the most popular platforms to catalog and stream media, be it movies, shows, and music. Version 1.40.2.8395 includes a few minor changes and some fixes. It’s always a good idea to be running the latest version of Plex on your NAS, so here’s all you need to know about this update.

What’s new in Plex 1.40.2.8395?

Changes

  • (Auto Update) 32 bit installations of Plex Media Server running on 64 bit windows will be upgraded to 64 bit installations via auto update. (PM-1102)
  • (Web) Updated to 4.129.1

Fixes

  • (Analysis) Analysis of items would be performed for chapter thumbs even if chapter thumb generation was disabled (PM-1212)
  • (Analysis) Slow DB queries caused analysis to be slow to start (PM-1211)
  • (GPU) Server would crash on startup if a user was running windows with Nvidia drivers installed but no Nvidia GPU. (PR-14862)
  • (History) Grandparent title and guid could get reversed
  • (MediaAnalysis) Part created_at and updated_at were row created/update times instead of file (PM-1534)
  • (Smart Collections) DB Optimize would make smart collections uneditable (PM-900)
  • (Transcode) Tone mapping would fail for some devices on linux Kernel 5.17 or newer. (PR-1412)

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.

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

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