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.

Important: Apple changed the URL for the WSL app from secure.marketwatch.com to video-api-secure.wsj.com. Until Plexconnect and OpenPlex are updated, you can use the WSJ app via OpenPlex again following this tweak:

  1. In settings.py change line 35 from (hosttointercept , (trailers.apple.com, [a-zA-Z0-9_.]+)), to (hosttointercept , (trailers.apple.com, [a-zA-Z0-9_.]+)), to allow “-” at host URL.
  2. Delete the old certificate files on your Mac and on your Apple TV.
  3. Download Wahlman.j’s new ones and copy them in the folder ‘Certificates’ on your Mac.
  4. Install Wahlman.j’s theme and hijack WSJ app.
  5. Install the new certificate file on your Apple TV via WiFi method with that URL for WSJ: https://your_Mac’s_IP/trailers.cer
  6. Restart your Apple TV and OpenPlex.

The following set up was used for testing:

  • Plex (Version 0.9.12.4.1192-9a47d21/ ‘Plex Pass’ only, June 11, 2015)
  • PlexConnect (v0.5-dev, December 14, 2014)
  • OpenPlex (beta 0.5, April 27, 2015)
  • Apple TV 3 / 3rd generation (Model number A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A)
  • MacBook Pro 13” Late 2013

Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are working on OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 6:

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

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

Note:

The latest Apple TV 7.2 software is only available for Apple TV 3 3rd generation (Model number A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A) and Apple TV 3 3rd generation rev a (Model number A1469 – AppleTV3,2 – MD199LL/A).

Plex Media Server was updated on June 11, 2015 (‘Plex Pass’ only).

Plex Version 0.9.12.4.1192-9a47d21 changelog:

  • Fixes:
    • Enable remux on PPC platforms.
    • Tweak for HTTP request timer (thanks, sa2000!)
    • Improvements to filesystem watching functionality.
    • A rare issue where the transcoded video became extremely low resolution.
    • More improvements to search with non-latin characters.
    • Improved sorting by duration.
    • (Linux) Fix for Ubuntu wuth Kernel earlier than 2.6.33
    • (Sync) Various bug fixes.

PlexConnect v0.5 changelog (major improvements):

  • Revamped Audio/Music handling (for iOS>=7.0. That version got a new XML audio player… thanks Beats!)
  • GUI improvements: Fanart, Backgrounds… (needs PIL/Pillow library for Python)
  • Playlists support (video/audio): continuous play, shuffle, also for TVShow/Season/Episodes
  • Save ATVSettings.cfg after changes

Further more, OpenPlex beta 0.5 was updated with some improvements on March 28, 2015, and is available for download as an installer app:

Openplex beta 0.5 Changelog:

  • New GUI by CyberGhost84.
  • Added boot lock button to app to enable all apps to load @ boot e.g. Plex Media Server and then locks the screen to prevent unauthorized access to your mac while still loading all the apps.
  • Removed “mute boot” button.
  • Add icon upload video tutorial.
  • Simplified hijack tab into one window with Apple TV setup guide.
  • Fixed bug in reboot OS X option in WebConnect.
  • Fixed bug in myplex loader.

If you are new to PlexConnect then follow the work around to get PlexConnect running on your Apple TV:

Finally, I am very delighted that the latest Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are still running on Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 6 with hijacking Trailers, iMovie and WSJ app (with the tweak)!

Stay tuned! 😉

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