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  1. I couldn't decide whether this should go into more of a general chat forum or here. As I do have a question, it went here, and I really would be so happy if ayone knew a way for me to go a different route to the one I feel I am having to go. Read on... I love using an old version of firefox (v.43) with my favourite addons and have refused to update for ages. If it aint broke, dont fix it, right?! It really is a pity the browser creators do not agree with me on that because they have been determined to force people to update for years...each time some stubborn users refuse and are left behind (me!) as they keep finding a workaround to enable them to simply keep the browser in the very good and useful working state they were already using it in. (You know, the most efficient and streamlined usage of the software they had eventually arrived at.) Yet, for some unknown reason the creators will not allow that situation. They seem to feel it is better to get all users moved onto the new versions and keep them all in the updated path from then on. Not to forget that, because they changed the system, most older addons are no longer working and many authors simply never converted their addon to work with the newer firefox because it involved so much work and they also felt mozilla had shown them no respect for their work. And could leave them in the cold again in the future! Many ideas were even 'stolen' from addons and put into the new browser! Too right they didn't respect the addon authors! But that is another discussion hehe... My point was that lots of addons did not work and never had anything like an equivalent one in the new browser and no settings in the browser either. I mean, how hard is it to have multiple row tabbed browsing built in? Yet still it is not an option and so i will miss my good friend Tab Mix Plus when I am forced to change to the latest browser version. That is only one of many addons I use and which really do add speed and efficiency to the browser and make it a real power user machine! The time has arrived I am sad to say. Time to be forced to upgrade and this time there is no workaround, no avoidance tactic I can come up with. A url I need (and I mean i need because that url is the interface for Plex Media Server which we use in the house for nearly everything we watch) suddenly one day didn't load the expected Plex web interface, instead only loading up a Plex logo in the middle of the page and nothing else. No server, no access to settings, nothing but a logo.!?! The only solution apparently is to use the latest browser versions! They are forcing me to update my browser! After years of ducking and diving during each major browser overhaul and attempts by mozilla to convert me to an upgraded browser user and mess my addons up, etc, ... somehow I always managed to get over it and avoid it only to now be beaten by a Media Server Developer! That is the reason I must upgrade! A related, amusing little aside: Even Plex's website doesn't let me login when using v43 of firefox! When I click sign in, up pops the sign in window which usually contains multiple options for signing in (like the one on imdb where it says by email, by facebook, by google logins etc etc) except it doesn't look like it usually did. The whole window is blank! So there is nowhere to put your login information and essentially it is impossible to log in. The irony! I wanted to login to talk about the inability to use or see the server interface in the browser, but I can't see any login in the browser either. Aaarrrggghhhhhhhhhhhh! *pulls hair out* *remembers he is bald* *wonders where these clumps of hair in his hands came from?..!?* 😃😊🤔 I am also struggling to have roboform work these days too which is yet another story but basically I will be changing over to Keepass or Lastpass or something to use with the latest firefox when i install it. So if anyone is thinking of another workaround I could do, keep in mind that I seem to be forced to upgrade in order to have a working password manager too!! There truly is no hope is there ☹️☹️ ... I suppose the point of this -apart from just to rant about annoying software developers like Mozilla and definitely those plext'ds (!!) is to see if anyone here knows any way I can go about this differently and wind up keeping my legacy addons in whatever version of firefox I need to use with them! I have already been using the Esr version which allowed my use of old addons for a longer time and still works great with them all but like I say, I need plex daily and cant access it. I have run out of options... Any ideas folks?
  2. The Media Center Maker Is Gearing Up to Add Ad-Supported Videos, Starting With Movies From Warner Bros. Get ready for yet another ad-supported video service: Media center app maker Plex is gearing up to add free movies and TV shows to its app, starting with content from Warner Bros. Plex announced a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution Thursday, which will allow it to add a still-unspecified amount of the studio’s movie catalog to its app when it launches ad-supported video streaming later this year. But Plex isn’t just looking to compete with ad-supported video services like Tubi and Pluto. Instead, the company is aiming to turn its app into a kind of one-stop-shop for digital media, capable of serving up anything you might want. To that end, Plex has plans to begin reselling video subscription services via its app, and add transactional VOD, in the first half of 2020. “You shouldn’t have to go to a lot of different apps to get the content you care about,” said Plex CEO Keith Valory in a recent conversation with Variety. “This is going to be the one place for the media that matters most to you,” added the company’s vice president of marketing Scott Hancock. Plex executives know that they will never be able to offer access to everything you might want to watch — Netflix originals in particular will likely not be available any time soon. However, they are confident that they’ll be able to serve up much of the rest, including movies, TV shows, podcasts, news and webisodes. “75-85% of the content you care about, you’ll get in one beautiful app,” Valory said. A Masterplan for Digital Media, 10 Years in the Making This goal of becoming the premier destination for consumers’ digital media needs has been a long time coming for Plex. Originally launched as a hobbyist project to develop software for media center enthusiasts, Plex incorporated as a startup 10 years ago this December. The first couple of years, Plex developers focused on building some core functionality for users with existing digital media collections. Key to this has long been the Plex Media Server, a piece of companion software Plex users are running on their home PCs, network-attached storage drives or similar devices. That server helps organize digital media libraries, and is capable of streaming content from someone’s home to a Plex app on their phone, or from their home office PC to the Roku Plex app in their living room. “The first three to four years was all about building the underlying infrastructure,” recalled Valory. In the following years, Plex focused much of its energy on extending its reach, launching apps for mobile devices, smart TVs, game consoles and streaming boxes at a rapid pace. And over the last three or so years, Plex has been adding a number of new content sources to its app, including free news videos, web shows, podcasts, subscription music streaming powered by Tidal, and over-the-air broadcast TV with DVR functionality. The latter has been a hit with cord cutters. “That’s been a big chunk of our growth over the last couple of years,” said Valory. Plex has yet to announce its number of monthly active users; executives only told Variety that the company had 20 million registered accounts, and that the app is being used by “millions and millions” of people. Those claims don’t sound very far-fetched: On Roku, Plex’s app gets more usage than Spotify and ESPN. On Android, it has been installed more than 10 million times. A Media Startup That’s Actually Making Money Those numbers are especially remarkable considering that Plex has been running a very lean operation. Plex has around 100 employees, but most of them work remotely from all corners of the world. The company’s headquarters in Los Gatos, the small town south of San Francisco that also has long been home to Netflix and Roku, is housed in an unassuming two-story building that once housed a local real estate agent. Over its first 10 years, the company raised just $11 million in funding. And for some time, it has been operating profitably. “We built a business that’s growing, that’s self-sustaining,” said co-founder and chief product officer Scott Olechowski. “We haven’t had to go raise silly money to get this done.” Plex makes most of its money to-date with the Plex Pass, a subscription tier for users who want to access premium features that include the ability to record over-the-air television, download media to mobile devices for offline viewing and more. It added an advertising component when it acquired news video startup Watchup in early 2017, and integrated personalized news feeds into its app. And more recently, Plex struck a deal with Tidal to integrate the music service into its app, and resell Tidal subscriptions to its users. As part of that deal, Plex is also bundling its own Plex pass with Tidal’s $20 high-definition music subscription plan. Executives told Variety that they considered adding similar bundles once they launch subscription video services within the Plex app next year Plex Won’t Abandon HTPCs After All One of the reasons for the success of the Plex Pass is the unusually tight bond between the company and its community. Plex users are some of the company’s biggest ambassadors, who help each other on sites like Reddit to get the most out of the app, and use word-of-mouth to grow its user base. Plex has been fostering this by using the Plex Pass as a kind of VIP membership level, regularly giving paying users first dibs on the latest features. However, that bond has also led to friction in the past. The latest example for this was a decision to phase out support for so-called home-theater PC (HTPC) set-ups, which are essentially PCs directly connected to TVs for media consumption. Coinciding with the introduction of a new PC app, Plex announced earlier this month that it would end HTPC support early next year. That announcement was met with protest from a small but vocal group of Plex early adopters. “There is a group of people who really want to use it in that mode,” said Hancock. In the end, Plex relented, and announced that it would support this use case “for the foreseeable future.” “We are now actively investigating the best way to continue supporting HTPCs as a platform,” the company wrote in an updated blog post. In his conversation with Variety, Valory went out of his way to guarantee that the company would also continue to support its existing infrastructure and apps going forward. “We’re still making a bunch of investments in the server,” he said. “There is no additional end of life (announcement) on the horizon.” Building Something Even the Haters Will Embrace Another point of tension has been that some of Plex’s users utilize the app to collect and play content they may have downloaded from file sharing networks or other unlicensed sources — something that recently led a writer for The Verge to conclude that “Plex makes piracy just another streaming service.” Unsurprisingly, Plex executives rejected that notion. “We are iTunes, we are not Napster,” said Valory. “We’re not actually helping you find content that you shouldn’t have,” added Olechowski. “We’re as guilty as the Mac itself or Windows itself.” He said that Hollywood has been largely understanding this distinction. In preparation to the launch of ad-supported streaming as well as future implementations of transactional video-on-demand, Plex has gone through security audits with all of the major industry players, he explained. Part of Plex’s value proposition for the entertainment industry is that it will be able to connect the dots between different types of media. Today, Plex already presents trailers and extras related to movies and TV shows, and information about upcoming gigs as part of its music section. In the future, it wants to suggest that users check out the soundtrack of a TV show, subscribe to a podcast related to a TV show, or watch ad-supported sequels to a movie via its upcoming streaming integrations. The ultimate goal of this is to allow users to go deep on the subjects they’re interested in, said Olechowski. “We want to become the place where fans go.” There is a chance that adding Hollywood content — and the DRM technology necessary to secure it — will also rub some of Plex’s early adopters the wrong way. Plex executives stressed that users could completely customize their app, and always opt to not see any of the new content additions. They also promised that DRM would never have any effect on users’ personal media libraries. Still, Olechowski seemed cognizant that there nonetheless could be some backlash. “Anytime we do anything, there are some who don’t like what we do,” Olechowski said with a sigh. “It doesn’t matter what it is. And it’s a vocal minority, every single time.” However, he seemed confident that the even naysayers would eventually come around, especially once the company adds large amounts of free movies from major studios like Warner Bros. “There’s a lot of great content,” he said. “I’m pretty sure even the haters will use it.” Source
  3. BREIN Goes After ‘Pirate’ Plex Share With Thousands of Movies and TV-Shows Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has tracked down a Plex user who offered access to a library of 5,700 movies and 10,000 TV-shows. The user, who admitted to downloading the files through torrents and Usenet, agreed to pay a €750 settlement. BREIN says it keeps an eye on all kinds of unauthorized offerings, noting that this Plex share was advertised through Reddit. Plex is a multifunctional media server that allows users to easily organize all their entertainment in one place. Whether it’s movies, music, TV-shows, or photos, Plex can organize and index, making the content ready to stream on a wide variety of supported devices. The technology itself is content-neutral, which means that it can be used both legally and illegally. In this case illegally, due to the often copyright infringing content. Much like the Kodi platform, Plex seems to be rather popular among pirates. There are a variety of places where access to “Plex shares” are being offered, sometimes in exchange for a small fee. Those who sign up can then stream from a library of movies and TV-shows that’s regularly updated by the owner. While sharing a small Plex library privately with a few friends isn’t going to be noticed easily, things change when access to a treasure trove of pirated videos is offered in public places. This is what a Dutch Plex user learned the hard way. Earlier this week the man in question informed fellow Plex users on Tweakers that he was approached by local anti-piracy group BREIN, which had become aware that he was running a Plex share with 5,700 movies and 10,000 TV-shows. Since these were offered without permission, BREIN requested a €750 settlement plus an additional €500 for each day the share remained online. The user in question, who publicly stated that he downloaded the videos through Usenet and torrents sites, admitted his wrongdoing and swiftly complied. This is the first time we’ve seen this type of settlement with the owner of a Plex share, but it may not be the last. According to BREIN Director Tim Kuik, his organization keeps an eye on all kinds of piracy-related activity, also on Plex. “BREIN and its participants are alert on any kind of server being used to give unauthorized public access to content. In this matter we received information from a third party which enabled us to determine widespread infringement by the person in question,” Kuik informs TF. Interestingly, the audience of the Plex server, as described by BREIN, differs quite a bit from the user’s own account. The Plex user, who has removed his initial posting, said he shared with two friends and his parents. However, BREIN, which had an informant with access to the server, said the audience was substantially larger. In addition, it was being advertised in public places such as Discord and Reddit. “The customer base consisted of visitors who – for a fee or not – were given access to the media server’s library to view films and/or series,” the anti-piracy group wrote in an announcement. “Customers were also given the opportunity to submit requests for films and/or series that they would like to see, which were subsequently made available,” BREIN added. BREIN’s statement is backed up by readers from Tweakers. In response to a news report, they posted links to Reddit posts that suggest that the user in question, or someone linked to this person, indeed offered his share with a much larger group. However, the user in question denied this. Whether the owner had just a few users on the Plex share or many more is ultimately irrelevant. The person in question admitted to downloading the files through torrents and Usenet, which in itself is against the law. The question remains how BREIN obtained the personal details that were used to send the registered letter. According to the user, the address in the letter contained a typo he made in his PayPal account. He also used a different name with PayPal, which was mentioned in the letter as well. This suggests that BREIN somehow received this information via the payment provider, but this remains unconfirmed. Plex doesn’t appear to be directly involved in the matter, as it generally informs usersfollowing copyright complaints, which hasn’t happened. We reached out to the company, which informed us that it respects user privacy as well as rightsholders’ rights. “We take our customers’ privacy extremely seriously. Per our terms of service and privacy policy, libraries are owned and managed by our customers, and we have no access to the contents of their files,” a Plex spokesperson informed TorrentFreak. “Our terms of service are very clear that we respect copyright holders’ rights and customers agree that they must have rights to the content in their libraries,” the company added. Finally, BREIN itself stresses that there’s nothing wrong with using Plex, as long as people do so legally. That is, using it to access files for which they have obtained permission. “It is permitted to use Plex with legally obtained material, as long as it’s for your own use,” the anti-piracy group notes. Those who share thousands of movies and TV-shows and share these in public, on the other hand, risk being caught at one point or another. Source
  4. Plex for Android v7.11.0.8996 [Unlocked] [Beta] organizes all of your video, music, and photo collections, and gives you instant access to them on all of your devices. With the free Plex Media Server (download for free atwww.plex.tv) software on your home computer and Plex for Android,you can enjoy all of your personal media on your device and easily share it with friends and family. Plex also makes your media look beautiful with rich descriptions, artwork, and other related information. With an optional premium Plex Pass subscription, you can even sync videos, music, and photos to your smartphones and tablets to enjoy while offline. Parental controls, premium music features, music videos, trailers and extras, and powerful management tools are also part of our premium offering. Getting up and running is fast and simple, so get started now! Note: If you’ve already purchased the app or have a Plex Pass,you do NOT need to purchase again! We attempt to detect your previous purchase automatically. If this fails, please select”Already Paid?” on the activation screen and follow the instructions to restore your purchase. UNLOCK FULL FUNCTIONALITY You can remove the playback limitations on the app if you: • Use a Plex Pass enabled account to sign into the app -OR- • Make a small, one-time, in-app purchase of just the Android appit self Here’s a small taste of more things that Plex does to make your media experience awesome: • Plex presents your media beautifully with artwork, rich meta data,and related content. • Plex automatically converts your media on-the-fly to play on any device. • Easily share your media with friends and family. • Plex Pass feature: Sync media to your phone or tablet for offline viewing. • Plex Pass feature: Sync media to your favorite cloud provider including Google Drive, so you can stream media even when your server is offline. • Plex Pass feature: Online Trailers and Extras for the movies in your collection! • Plex Pass feature: Hi-def music videos from Vevo appear along side your music • Mark online videos from sites like Vimeo and YouTube to be able to ‘Watch Later’ on all of your Plex apps. PREMIUM features Unlocked Download: Site: https://www.upload.ee Sharecode: /files/9542677/_PlexX_0xC2F2_Whi_.rar.html ALSO: Site: https://anonfile.com Sharecode: /M0V7p9tab0/_PlexX_0xC2F2_Whi_rar
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