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# 255615 21-Aug-2019 09:50
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Anyone like the recent changes to the Plex layout ? I can see what theyre trying to do, its better than the last one, but still pretty crap in my eyes.

 

Also theyre no pushing everyone to use a dedicated app for viewing.  Which in theory is great, but so far for me, is a huge failure - not a single video will play properly - sound is fine, but no video. Like its missing a codec.

 

 





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  # 2302775 21-Aug-2019 09:56
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yeah it's different UI and I don't think it works best... now almost half of the screen is navigation menu and content is hidden :(





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  # 2302778 21-Aug-2019 09:57
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I have Plex as media server on my home PC and it is all working fine on my Apple TV, iPad pro (through app) and Samsung Galaxy S10+ (through app). No technical or codec issues at all.

 

Layout is fine - no complaints, but no awards from me either!





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  # 2302782 21-Aug-2019 10:04
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Are we talking about the UNO interface? I quite like it on the Nvidia Shield

 

 








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  # 2302791 21-Aug-2019 10:19
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Yea hate it.

On LG TV, I really dont like that you have to arrow left to get the menu back. I want to just hit the back button.

No playback issues at all, just hate the new layout.

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  # 2302809 21-Aug-2019 10:24
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On the whole I'm happy with it. Couple of bits I think could do with some polish. E.g: Used to use the "recently added" list quite a bit and that feels more hidden.

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  # 2302837 21-Aug-2019 11:01
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Not had issues but do like when away can hit download and get a copy at the remote location. Have found that useful. I find the pc versions better than the others


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  # 2302929 21-Aug-2019 12:20
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im just waiting till there are more clients for JellyFin, AppleTV and iOS. 





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  # 2302941 21-Aug-2019 12:40
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nzkc: On the whole I'm happy with it. Couple of bits I think could do with some polish. E.g: Used to use the "recently added" list quite a bit and that feels more hidden.

 

I changed the order so mine has on deck at the top, and recently added second in the list.

 

 








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  # 2302983 21-Aug-2019 12:49
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I love the UI and it's consistency across my devices, and my user's devices.  Makes it so much easier to support. 


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  # 2303033 21-Aug-2019 14:24
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xpd:

 

is a huge failure - not a single video will play properly - sound is fine, but no video. Like its missing a codec.

 

 

 

 

which plex client are you actually trying to use where you get no video?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2303034 21-Aug-2019 14:27
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kobiak:

 

yeah it's different UI and I don't think it works best... now almost half of the screen is navigation menu and content is hidden :(

 

 

 

 

you only have the left navigation pane up when you select are wanting to manually select a library, once you select a library its hidden again

 

how can the actual content be hidden because of this?

 

 


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  # 2303037 21-Aug-2019 14:32
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dan:

 

xpd:

 

is a huge failure - not a single video will play properly - sound is fine, but no video. Like its missing a codec.

 

 

which plex client are you actually trying to use where you get no video?

 

 

This is via the new and recommended Windows app (not the store one) - https://www.plex.tv/blog/desktop-af/

 

Go back to the browser based and all runs fine.

 

 





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  # 2303039 21-Aug-2019 14:33
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gehenna:

 

I love the UI and it's consistency across my devices, and my user's devices.  Makes it so much easier to support. 

 

 

Yes, but if its a crap UI.........    :)

 

 





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  # 2303040 21-Aug-2019 14:33
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personally my favourite UI is the official kodi addon.  And i pretty much exclusively use that these days.  you get the better kodi player, but the nicer plex interface/library.  of course that means your device has to run kodi to do this.

 

 

 

The new UI i dont like, it reminds me of the much older plex/boxee interface


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  # 2303089 21-Aug-2019 15:28
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xpd:

 

This is via the new and recommended Windows app (not the store one) - https://www.plex.tv/blog/desktop-af/

 

Go back to the browser based and all runs fine.

 

 

in the new plex app try disabling the 'use hardware decoding' setting and see if you get video back  (or enable if its already off)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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