Apple TV dropping Plex

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by manutd27, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Hi all

    I have Plex installed and running fine, it was all working fine on my Apple TV.

    I then shutdown my computer and my apple TV. The next day, I turn everything on, and it isn't working. I've had to run all the inputs in Terminal - but now it's back working again.

    Is there any reason why shutting down my laptop would prevent it from working when I next turn my laptop on?!

    Thanks :)
  2. macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    Is it a jailbroken ATV2 with Plex or an ATV3 running Plexconnect ?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    ATV3. The same has happened again today. For some reason shutting down my laptop stops it working. I have to go through the process of cd ... dragging the file in to terminal etc. again to get it working.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2012
    Columbia, MD
    Unless you setup plexconnect to run at login, you will have to relaunch the app every time. Also if you didn't make your IP static (which is unlikely on a laptop) you may boot up and find it won't work at all.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Thank you, but it is neither of those issues. My IP is static and Plexconnect is running, still doesn't appear to work after a shutdown. After the computer is asleep it is fine, but a shutdown kills it.
  6. macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2012
    You realize your computer must be running for Plexconnect to work? If you shutdown your computer it will not work. When you restart your computer you need to restart Plexconnect.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Sorry, I mean once I have shutdown my computer (i.e. at the end of the day) and then turn it back on and run Plexconnect (the next morning) - it then does not work. I have to run the programme through terminal again to get it to work.
  8. macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Pretty sure that's normal behaviour. It wont run at logon.
  9. macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2012
    Yes, as is, Plexconnect must be manually restarted each time you bootup your computer. There are various solutions to this varying from apple scripts, to application shells, to launchctl scripts, all depending on your operating system. I suggest checking out the Plexconnect forum on the official Plex forum and searching for solutions appropriate to your setup.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2013
    I have to run the programme through terminal again to get it to work. thank you[​IMG]
  11. macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2010
    I just want to clarify for anyone reading this. I think the OP is equating Plex Media Server with PlexConnect.

    PlexConnect is related to/needs Plex Media Server, but it does NOT automatically start up each time you restart your PC.

    When the OP says that PlexConnect is running after a restart, I think he means that Plex Media Server is (which can be configured to start automatically).

    At this time, the default installation of PlexConnect isn't configured to start automatically and must be manually started after each reboot.

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