Installing old version of Plex?

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#1

Newer versions of Plex have an annoying bug where the DTS logo isn’t shown on media in the Web Player.

Is it possible to install an older version of Plex via QuickBox?


#2

If you happen to have an archived version laying around, I don’t think there would be too much harm done… but the obvious disclaimers exists.


#3

How would I go about installing the older version? I’ve done a manual install but then QuickBox doesn’t know it is installed.


#4

It depends how you install Plex but theoricaly if you uninstall plex without purging it, you will retrieve everything. I’m not sure, @JMSolo could confirm but you could :

  1. With root account
  • Uninstall Plex with : box uninstall plex (or in your case, apt-get remove plexmediaserver)

  • If exist, remove Plex repo with : rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list

  • Add the key for the new Plex repo for PMS :wget -q https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-keys/PlexSign.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -

  • Add the new Plex repo to your sources list : echo "deb https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb/ public main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list

  • Update your repos : apt-get update

  • Search for available PMS versions : apt-cache policy plexmediaserver (from 1.0.0.X to 1.3.3.X)

  • Modify the installpackage-plex file : cd /usr/local/bin/quickbox/package/install/ && cp installpackage-plex installpackage-plex.bkp && nano installpackage-plex to be like this (line 44) : apt-get install -y -f plexmediaserver=1.0.2.2413-7caf41d >/dev/null 2>&1 (you need to change 1.0.2.2413-7caf41d if you want another version)

  • Comment the line 38 and 39 by adding # in the begin of lines

  • Finally, install PMS with Box : box install plex (be patient, could take 1-2mn)

I tried on one of my VPS, this works and Plex has green icon from the dashboard.
But maybe there is another solution :slight_smile: