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Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta 7

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 7. On April 2, 2015, only three days after the latest update beta 6, Apple released Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 7 (build number 14D130a, “pre-release”). I positively tested it with an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.1 software and Apple TV 7.2 beta 3 software. However, hijacking of iMovie app and WSJ app does only partially work! The library cannot be accessed with Apple TV 7.2 beta 3 software!

Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite adds the awaited new Photos app and the WiFi issues seem to be resolved with beta 7!

The following set up was used for testing:

  • Plex (Version’Plex Pass only’, March 28, 2015)
  • PlexConnect (v0.5-dev, December 14, 2014)
  • OpenPlex (beta 0.5, March 28, 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 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 7, but only with hijacking Trailers app in all combinations:

  • Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 7 + Apple TV 7.1 software: all OK
  • Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 7 + Apple TV 7.2 software beta 3: Trailers OK, WSJ and iMovie NOK
Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 7

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 7


The latest Apple TV 7.1 and 7.2 beta 3 software are 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 March 28, 2015 (‘Plex Pass only’).

Plex Version changelog (fixes):

  • Improve preferences around video thumbnail (BIF) files. Allow per-library enabling.
  • Improve the scheduled task to account for BIF files which were manually deleted.
  • Fix a few cases in which tokens could end up in logs.
  • SD filtering was broken.
  • Speed up backup of large databases in the scheduled task.
  • A crash analyzing certain photos.
  • An issue where multiple TV libraries weren’t browsable on the XB360.
  • Massive reduction in memory when scanning or refreshing large libraries.
  • Photo albums could end up without thumbnails in some cases.
  • A few fixes for stream selection and play queues for remote control.
  • Various other improvements to stability.

PlexConnect was updated on December 14, 2014 and is available for download.

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.

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 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 7 with hijacking Trailers app! But something was changed to interrupt hijacking iMovie app and WSJ app! Be careful with updating!

Stay tuned! 😉

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