It’s not easy to create a firmware without an actual Linkstation device. In the past year I documented (and automated) firmware creation for my Linkstation so it’s worth a shot. Especially because so many people want the newest version of Plex. Download the latest “testing” version of the custom firmware at the bottom of this post.
BE ADVISED: there was no testing done with this firmware on an actual Linkstation device. Update to this firmware ONLY if you really-really want the newest Plex version (for example you bought an Apple TV 4) and you know what you’re doing. (Ask yourself: do I know how to unbrick my NAS?)
If I get positive feedback, I’ll make a production release. Also there’s no Mac release for this one until it’s production ready. Auto-update will stay on the “Halloween” release for now.
Changes in this version:
- Plex Media Server was upgraded to 0.9.12.19
- update-plex script integrated for testing purposes (just run it from the SSH command-line, it’s in the path. No GUI for now.)
One more caveat: I don’t have access to my regular Linux virtual machine so I built one in the cloud. My original virtual machine is a CentOS machine but the cloud one is Ubuntu. I had to fix some of my scripts to be compatible with Ubuntu. It seems to work fine, but please, PLEASE do proper testing on this release, not just a Plex version check.
There’s a v1.69 based version for the people with troubled Transmission and a v1.71 version for everyone else:[button open_new_tab=”true” color=”extra-color-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#fff” image=”default-arrow” size=”medium” url=”http://bit.ly/buffaloplexheiwa” text=”Download v1.71-Heiwa for Windows” color_override=””] [button open_new_tab=”true” color=”extra-color-1″ hover_text_color_override=”#fff” image=”default-arrow” size=”medium” url=”http://bit.ly/buffaloplexpeace” text=”Download v1.69-Peace for Windows” color_override=””]
“Heiwa” means “Peace” in Japanese. For me, all celebrations in December are about peace, love and family, regardless of the holiday. I wish everyone peaceful holidays.