Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite “final release”. On June 30, 2015, Apple released the final version of Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite  (build number 14E46, “final release”). I positively tested it with an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.2 software. Referring to the release notes, the Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite update improves the reliability of your Mac. The focus areas are Photos, Migration, Arabic and Hebrew. There seem to be no big changes to the latest beta.

Plex-PlexConPlex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 2

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 2. On June 23, 2015, Apple released Mac OS X 10.11 ElCapitan  (build number 15A204h, “pre-release”). I positively tested it with an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.2 software. Find more about Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan on Apple’s Website. However, I had to re-install OpenPlex. In the installation note of beta 2 is stated that “After upgrading to OS X El Capitan Developer Beta, applications that write to protected/system locations may no longer function correctly.“. This is most probably the reason for the need of re-installation. There seem to be no big changes to beta 1.

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 6

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 6. One June 15, 2015, Apple released Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 6 (build number 14E36b, “pre-release”). I positively tested it with an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.2 software. Referring to the release notes, the Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. The focus areas are Photos, Migration, Arabic and Hebrew.

Plex-PlexConPlex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 1

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 1. However, the OpenPlex installer is NOT working anymore due to a lot of new security features in OS X as Wahlman.j. pointed out in the PlexConnect forum. Further more, you can NOT install PlexConnect and OpenPlex because the beta 1 blocks the files from being copied / modded (chmod 777, chown root:wheel) and symbolically linked (ln -s) to system locations like python, /usr/bin etc…. The installation of Python doesn’t work anymore. You even cannot update Python systemwide anymore on a virgin 10.11 El Capitan beta 1. Hopefully, it is just a beta bug.

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 5

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 5. One June 9, 2015, one day after the release of the first OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta, Apple released Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 5 (build number 14E33b, “pre-release”). I positively tested it with an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.2 software. Referring to the release notes, the Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. The focus areas are Photos, Migration, Arabic and Hebrew.

How to install OS X 10.11 El Capitan on external drive

OS X 10.11_El Capitan icon 256x256Learn how to install Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan on an external drive. Before upgrading to the latest Mac OS X, it is often useful to install Mac OS X on an external hard drive for testing. Especially, if you want to get a very first view on a Mac OS X 10.11 developer preview or public beta without replacing the final release version of the operating system. The following step-by-step tutorial works in the same way for installing Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite (final release versions, developer previews, public beta) on an external volume. Update: Installing macOS 10.13 High Sierra or macOS 10.12 Sierra is working in the same way.

How to install OS X 10.10 Yosemite on external drive

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite iconLearn how to install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite on an external drive. Before upgrading to the latest Mac OS X, it is often useful to install Mac OS X on an external hard drive for testing. Especially, if you want to get a very first view on a Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite developer preview without replacing the final release version of the operating system. The following step-by-step tutorial works in the same way for  installing Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks (final release versions and developer previews) on an external volume.

OpenPlex Lite Mac OS X app for PlexConnect on Apple TV

Plex icon with Apple TV logoOpenPlex Lite automatically installs and manages PlexConnect on your Mac to get Plex Media Server streaming on your Apple TV. In contrast to OpenPlex, OpenPlex Lite is an app for the everyday user who are not in the need of a lot of extra function, as the creator “stoffez” states in the OpenPlex Lite about section. For superior requirements, OpenPlex, developed by ‘Wahlman.j’ (Source Code), ‘CyberGhost84’ (GUI) & ‘Flipman6’ (Obj-C), is the right choice.