Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM (Golden Master). On September 9, 2015, Apple released Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM  (build number 15A282b, “Golden Master”). 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. Like beta 2, beta 3 and beta 4 and in contrast to beta 5beta 6, beta 7 and beta 8, I had to re-install OpenPlex. There seem to be no big changes to beta 8.

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

The following set up was used for testing:

  • Upgraded OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM with disabled System Integrity Protection ‘csrutil’.
  • Plex (Version 0.9.12.11.1406-8403350 / August 23, 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 GM:

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM

Notes:

  • 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).
  • The newest tvOS beta is NOT working on Apple TV generations 1 to 3, solely on Apple TV 4th generation!
  • Apple changed the URL for the WSL app from secure.marketwatch.com to video-api-secure.wsj.com.

Plex Media Server was updated on August 23, 2015.

Plex Version 0.9.12.11.1406-8403350 changelog:

  • Fixes:
    • Fix the local media agent not starting correctly.
    • Fix a possible crash when updating premium music libraries.
    • Fix an issue that caused remuxing and audio conversion on some ARMv7 and PPC platforms to fail.

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 GM with hijacking Trailers, iMovie and WSJ app! But Keep in mind to deactivate System Integrity Protection ‘csrutil’ before installing OpenPlex.

Stay tuned! 😉

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7 replies
  1. Hayden
    Hayden says:

    Haven’t had any luck installing OpenPlex on OS X 10.11 (on any beta or GM) with rootless disabled. Installer launches with the window stating it needs to install and download OpenPlex/Python but it does not go any further.. any ideas?

    Reply
    • Danny McGowan
      Danny McGowan says:

      I was having the same problem so to fix, you need to insure your previous version of plex is totally removed from your system. All directories, entries, look up unstall plex in google. Put in USB drive of install 10.11 OS, and hit the alt key to boot from the USB. Go into terminal at the command prompt csrutil disable, restart, run Plex Media Server app, it should stay alive now, then restart, alt on startup, pick USB, terminal, csrutil enable, restart, then watch your plex run.

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