Package Details: plex-media-player 2.12.1-1

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Package Base: plex-media-player
Description: Next generation Plex Desktop Client
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: TingPing
Maintainer: degeberg
Last Packager: degeberg
Votes: 53
Popularity: 3.011275
First Submitted: 2015-11-29 18:10
Last Updated: 2018-06-21 19:36

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take commented on 2018-06-24 01:50

Downgraded to qt 5.10 and now it's working again. There's an updated issue here: for qt 5.11 support.

I had to install ffmpeg-compat-57 in order to get plexmediaplayer to work after downgrading, apparently ffmpeg 1:4.0-3 doesn't provide it anymore. Maybe this should be a dependency? Otherwise I would get the following error:

plexmediaplayer: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

hak8or commented on 2018-06-21 05:51

Seems the domain is down currently.

Edit: It's up now roughly 18ish hours later. Not clear on what happened there.

carbncl commented on 2018-06-02 21:27

@TaurohtaR You assume well. I am using plex on a dedicated HTPC without a desktop env. Sorry if I led people in more troubles by breaking packages depending on qt.

TaurohtaR commented on 2018-06-02 18:22

I specially installed KDE neon in my KVM lab and successfully compiled plex media player with qt5.10. So it is not limited to 5.9.5.

And again today decided to make a backup of my new Antergos KDE system and try to revert mentioned packages and install this package. I guess @carbncl don't use KDE desktop because this breaks qt system and some libraries still expect to have 5.11 version. As result, I was not even been able to see SDDM login screen. After fixing this issue by reverting some qt desktop effects package I realized that I can't log in. Investigation showed error in Xorg log file that really some libraries still expected to see 5.11 version of downgraded packages. So I just reverted back downgraded packages and my KDE desktop now ok, but I wouldn't recommend to downgrade these packages for users that are using KDE desktop with SDDM.

If you have pretty decent NVME SSD like u might find yourself missing free space on your home partition when after starting plex media player with qt 5.11. This time I was prepared and new what to expect and killed process before it occupied all spece just by constantly writing mentioned

[10077:10125:0522/182546.274147:ERROR:gl_surface_qt.cpp(305)] eglCreatePbufferSurface failed and surfaceless context not available
[10077:10125:0522/182546.274149:ERROR:gl_surface_qt.cpp(312)] Requested OpenGL implementation is not supported. Implementation: 0

lines to Xorg log file.

Hopefully this will stop someone from doing the same as myself and recovering system for 2 days :) But here is also positive moment now I have clean system without bunch of configurations for not used anymore packages.

take commented on 2018-06-02 15:55

According to, PMP does not currently support versions of qt above 5.9.5. This should probably be a version requirement as the current build is broken for qt 5.11.0-1.

MobiusReactor commented on 2018-06-01 14:19

Had the same problem as hps, can confirm that carbncl's suggestion of downgrading qt5 fixed it for me.

TaurohtaR commented on 2018-05-31 19:26

Yesterday tried to downgrade mentioned packages. As result broken Antergos installation. Just reinstalled it.

carbncl commented on 2018-05-27 19:39

downgrade qt5-base qt5-declarative qt5-location qt5-quickcontrols qt5-webchannel qt5-webengine qt5-x11extras qt5-xmlpatterns to 5.10 then rebuilding&installing solved the same issue as @hps for me. Beware if you have packages depending on qt such as desktop env like KDE, you might break it.

psi-jack commented on 2018-05-27 06:44

Yep, I'm getting the same issues with hps.

rdmboy commented on 2018-05-26 01:05

After a recent update, this application stopped showing a taskbar icon in the XFCE4 panel under Manjaro. Any idea how I can fix this?

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