- 11-22-12, 11:02 AM #76
Also, as I mentioned, a fair number of the movies on my PC simply won't play, and there's no rhyme or reason that I've been able to find to distinguish between those that will play and those that won't (generally, all of my movies are mp4 files). When I tap on one of the movies that won't play, I get the (fatal) error message "Oops! Plex ran into a problem -- please hold on a second while we recover." And then the thing crashes and I'm back to the PB home screen. Thanks, Plex!
- 11-22-12, 12:25 PM #78
- 11-22-12, 12:36 PM #79
First off, kill the currently running Plex Media Server. Not sure how that's best done on Windows 8, on Windows 7 you can right click the tray icon and choose exit. Perhaps in desktop mode on Windows 8 you can do like wise? Otherwise kill it from Task Manager I guess. [Should show up as "Plex Media Server.exe" in Task Manager]. Once it has been killed, navigate to the location of the .exe file [as mentioned above], right click it and then choose "Properties". Go to the "Compatibility" tab, tick "Run in compatibility mode" and choose "Windows 7" from the drop down box. Click apply, and then close the Properties window. Then run the .exe file (i.e. double click it). Hopefully, all should now work. [EDIT: Also note that the program will run in Windows 7 compatibility mode from now on, so you won't have to do anything special in future, it should just keep working, in theory at least]
- 11-22-12, 01:10 PM #80
D'oh! Of course, and no problem switching to Windows 7 compatibility mode in Windows 8 (once you are in the desktop, it's no different than Windows 8 with the exception of the Start button being gone). However . . . this didn't work. Not for Netflix, not for those movies that crash Plex. Same thing happens, and happens again even after a restart of both PC and PB. Is this a half-baked app for a half-baked tablet, or is it me? (Don't answer that.) I still have a couple of other PCs in my house running Windows 7, so I may try that for s--ts and giggles, but I am not optimistic. Then I may try reinstalling Plex on the PB and Plex Media Server on the PC, unless anybody has any better ideas. Grrrr . . . .
- 11-22-12, 01:43 PM #81
Get it working with a known mature client first like the desktop client, ios or Roku. Then try the PB. There might be a few growing pains though so far it has only crashed on me with an oops error message and then restarts, but I haven't done too much yet to try and get to the bottom of the issue. BTW... I have ran Plex on a Windows 8 laptop with a Roku hooked up with a reverse cable and ICS running on Windows 8 (because Roku is brain dead WRT IP addresses) and it worked just fine. I did not try to get Netflix working however but local content and channels were just fine.
- 11-22-12, 09:05 PM #83
May I say that "Plex is currently garbage"?
Edit: Against my better judgment, I threw away another $5 and installed Plex on the iPad 3. Netflix has the same problem there. Of course, no one using Plex on the iPad would care because the iPad has a dedicated Netflix app. I would also note that the movies that cause Plex to crash on the PB run just fine on Plex on the iPad. Now that's a swell bind to be in with the PB.
Last edited by JasW; 11-22-12 at 09:16 PM.
- 11-22-12, 10:02 PM #84
- 11-28-12, 06:27 AM #86
- 12-04-12, 03:45 AM #87
FYI, It should be noted that the release of the Playbook version without the HLS checked was a mistake, and it was updated on app world almost immediately... I don't know about you guys, but I was shocked to find out how long it takes after a Developer posts an update for it to actually come through... well... two weeks later, it is now here. The new version of Plex for Playbook is out, and it has the settings changes built into it that have been described.
(Also, P.S. take a look at the plex website for the premium plexsync option that iOs just got.... I'm looking forward to THIS on the Playbook soon...)
- CrackBerry Genius
12-04-12, 04:34 AM #88
- 2,534 Posts
I just bought the app yesterday. Spent about 10 minutes trying to figure out exactly how to make it work without luck. I'll reread this forum and give it another shot today. Might be posting back with some questions if I need to. Thanks to all who have offered all the helpful info here.
- CrackBerry Genius
12-04-12, 07:36 AM #89
- 2,534 Posts
Okay....wth? Is there a complete step by step instruction on how to use this/how to set it up? I have no idea what I'm doing and the Plex forums is impossible (for me) to navigate through. All I want to do is be able to click on the Plex app and watch Netflix.
- 01-26-13, 08:48 AM #93
Re: Plex for the BlackBerry PlayBook - ITS OUT!
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