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Plex 1.1 for iOS adds functionality, interface changes


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Plex 1.1 for iOS adds functionality, interface changes

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Put simply, Plex version 1.1 is everything that FrontRow should be. For a start, it streams to your iDevice, presents plenty of online media...you get the idea. The only advantage FrontRow has is price, and at US$4.99 Plex probably won't break the bank.

The latest version includes many new and updated features, like improved subtitle and audio stream selection support, Direct Streaming and Direct Play support.

One interesting addition is TV out and AirPlay support, though the latter is still "experimental," which suggests less-than-optimal performance.

Plex 1.1 also offers much improved live encoding. For example, Plex 1.1 will note what your Apple TV 2 can manage and only convert what needs to be converted, leaving other streams intact.

Plex 1.1 is available from the App Store now for $4.99. Also, grab Plex for Mac to enjoy video, music, pictures and more. Have fun, media buffs!

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Plex 1.1 for iOS adds functionality, interface changes originally appeared on TUAW on Sat, 09 Apr 2011 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.




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If this were free, I'd get the app. Plex is (for the most part) great on the Mac (still figuring a few things out).

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Really? It's only $4.99. Seems pretty good to me.


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I used to use Plex on a Mac mini as an HTPC. It was a humongous hassle. Its streaming capabilities pale in comparison to the Apple TV 2, which has easily handled as big as a 1 1/2 hour movie weighing in at 8GB. Plex would have had a complete seizure trying to serve that up. It would sometimes choke on videos well under 2GB as it was. And there's something realllllly weird about how it handles anamorphic DVD rips. You actually have to manually make an adjustment to the "Pixel Ratio" setting to display them in the correct aspect ratio.


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Really? It's only $4.99. Seems pretty good to me.
I don't have a credit card on my account, and I'm hoping that I'll get an iTunes Gift Card soon.

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