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Plex Releases a Major App Update for the iPad

Plex,the king of  iOS Media Players has released a major update to its app for the iPad which brings a greatly improved interface, subtitles, audio stream selection, direct streaming, direct play, tv out support, and more.
The Plex application allows you to use your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to browse and play your media (video, photos and music) using the Plex Media Server installed on your Mac. In addition, you can view online media from a variety of sources. If you have Aperture, iPhoto, or iTunes installed you can also stream the content to your mobile device.
What’s New In This Version:
We’re very happy to bring you a MAJOR new update, with many awesome new features.
• Greatly improved look and feel, enhancements for iPad, beautiful grid views.
• Subtitle and audio stream selection. Support for SSA, SRT, and SMI subtitles.
• Direct Streaming and Direct Play support (more info here: http://bit.ly/f88EcX). Your media starts playing faster and looks better.
• TV out support! Watch your media on the big screen.
• Unified channels view for plug-in management.
• Multi-part media playback.
• Universal search, for finding media across all your media servers and on the Internet.
• Extended quality settings for transcoding up to 8Mbps.
• AirPlay (experimental). NOTE: There are known issues with AirPlay, especially when resuming videos over AirPlay. If you’d still like to use it, please enable in the Advanced Settings area.

• Local image caching, for faster browsing, especially over 3G.
• Enhanced iPad remote control with volume buttons, and landscape support.
• Headphone button can be used to play/pause.
• Disable autocorrect and use number keyboard for host entry.
• Much faster startup.
• Photo browser displays thumb instead of default image.
• Helvetica!
• Even more cowbell, in the form of lots of crashes, memory leaks and other minor issues fixed.
You can purchase Plex from the App Store for $4.99.
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