Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 7

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 7. On August 19, 2015, Apple released Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 7  (build number 15A263e, “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. In contrast to beta 2, beta 3 and beta 4 and similar to beta 5 and beta 6, I had not to re-install OpenPlex. There seem to be no big changes to beta 6.

Note: Due to improved OS security, you must disable the System Integrity Protection, also called “rootless”. Here’s the fix (but be aware that you’re loosing security! Re-activate it after Installation!):

  1. Disable “rootlees” via terminal command (your Mac will reboot): sudo nvram boot-args=”rootless=0″; sudo reboot
  2. Check the deactivation: nvram boot-args
  3. Response must be: boot-args rootless=0
  4. Install OpenPlex.
  5. After installing you can re-activate “rootless” again (your Mac will reboot): sudo nvram boot-args=”rootless=1″; sudo reboot

Important: Apple changed the URL for the WSL app from secure.marketwatch.com to video-api-secure.wsj.com.

Wahlman.j updated OpenPlex to fix the WSJ issue (Changelog):

  • Fix WSJ to use new URL in codebase – Credit goes to @rrgeorge for allowing “-” in hosttointercept
  • Remove custom fork by wahlman.j of CyberGhost84’s old theme
  • Move development theme into custom slot for Wahlman.j’s theme
  • Disable preview of wahlman.j’s theme until uploaded to youtube
  • Fix myplex & custom certs autoloading when manually or automatically loading custom hoststointercept’s
  • Addded custom hosttointercept cert generator
  • Added custom hosttointercept Settings.cfg generator
  • New hijack icons

The following set up was used for testing:

  • Upgraded OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 7.
  • Plex (Version 0.9.12.9.1393-dec22b7 / ‘Plex Pass’ only, August 17, 2015)
  • PlexConnect (v0.5-dev, December 14, 2014)
  • OpenPlex (beta 0.5, July 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 Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 7:

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 7

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 7

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 August 17, 2015 (‘Plex Pass’ only).

Plex Version 0.9.12.9.1393-dec22b7 changelog:

  • Fixes:
    • Fixes for low-powered NAS devices to assist new iOS app Direct Play compatible files.
    • Only report media deletability for owners.
    • Fix Mobile Sync syncing the wrong/first streams instead of using language preferences.
    • (API) The new excludeFields option was flattening photo libraries.

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 July 27, 2015, and is available for download as an installer app:

Openplex beta 0.5 Changelog:

Wahlman.j updated OpenPlex to fix the issue with the new WSJ-URL.

  • 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.
  • Fix WSJ to use new URL in codebase – Credit goes to @rrgeorge for allowing “-” in hosttointercept
  • Remove custom fork by wahlman.j of CyberGhost84’s old theme
  • Move development theme into custom slot for Wahlman.j’s theme
  • Disable preview of wahlman.j’s theme until uploaded to youtube
  • Fix myplex & custom certs autoloading when manually or automatically loading custom hoststointercept’s
  • Addded custom hosttointercept cert generator
  • Added custom hosttointercept Settings.cfg generator
  • New hijack Icons
  • 10.10.5 WebConnect button added for new apache2 httpd.conf
  • Moved about notes to about page
  • Moved instructions to Settings tab

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

The latest Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are still running on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 7 with hijacking Trailers, iMovie and WSJ app! but Keep in mind to deactivate “rootless” before installing OpenPlex.

Stay tuned! 😉

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