Plex Media Server update is now available

It’s a new year and that means we’ve got some fresh updates hot off the press for Plex Media Server. The team has released patch notes and it’s a big one. Here’s everything new in Plex Media Server and how to install it on your NAS.

Plex Media Server is a fantastic tool for sorting through your media, storing it safely, cataloging it all, and streaming it to almost any device. Think of running your own Netflix and Spotify but without the monthly fee.

What is Plex Media Server


  • (Extras) Improved support for matching TV series extras with common community filename formats (#4774)
  • (NAS) Add Support for TerraMaster TOS 5 platforms.
  • (Preferences) Added an advanced preference for DB cache size.
  • (Settings) Add configurable played percentage threshold advanced library preference (#13860)
  • (Transcoder) Added support for AV1 video decoding (#13941)
  • (Transcoder) The minimum supported Nvidia driver version for hardware transcoding has been increased to 455.28 on Linux and 456.71 on Windows (#13941)


  • (Analysis) Loudness analysis could crash if item was removed
  • (Bandwidth) Server could become unresponsive under certain timing conditions (#13951)
  • (Database) Server might quit unexpectedly after SQLite3 syntax errors (#13942)
  • (PlexMatch) Pattern matching could behave incorrectly for certain filenames (#14030)
  • (Transcoder) Decoding certain TrueHD audio streams could fail (#14023)
  • (Transcoder) Transcodes could fail when converting bitmap subtitles to the DVD format (#13967)
  • (macOS) Some endpoints could return errors on macOS versions older than 10.15 (#13946)

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’d want to do it manually, download the update from Plex and upload it to your NAS for installation.

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