updated 01:00 pm EDT, Mon August 30, 2010
Plex/Nine due at midnight Eastern time
New versions of the Plex media player are en route for Mac and iOS devices, the developers have revealed. The updated Mac app is being dubbed Plex/Nine, and should be launched at midnight Eastern time. The major addition is a separate Media Manager for Snow Leopard, which should make it easier to populate Plex with content. It scans selected folders, and automatically assigns names, art and metadata to files using online databases.
The Plex iOS app is expected to become available sometime this week, possibly as soon as Tuesday. It will serve a dual purpose, acting either as a remote for Plex/Nine, or as a way of accessing media on an iPhone, iPod or iPad. The iPad version will be distinct in supporting two-fingered remote gestures.