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Fix progress for Plex media_players #22224

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Adds media_position and media_position_updated_at properties which are necessary for UI media players to properly display progress.

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    - platform: plex


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The position is supposed to only update when the playing starts/jumps.

Maybe we should just get home-assistant/architecture#101 implemented 🤔

@jjlawren jjlawren changed the title Fix progress for Plex media_players [WIP] Fix progress for Plex media_players Mar 22, 2019

@jjlawren jjlawren changed the title [WIP] Fix progress for Plex media_players Fix progress for Plex media_players Mar 22, 2019


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commented Mar 22, 2019

This seems to work well in my testing with ~5 different device/client types. As the component has a history of exposing edge cases, any additional help testing would be lovely.

Current limitations in this implementation:

  1. Progress is always slightly behind real-time, as a result of the Plex API reporting a slightly delayed timestamp and the use of a polling update method.
  2. The current position reported by the Plex API can be a little "jumpy" depending on the client type, leading to drifts away from the expected progress position. This can update the position attributes more often than absolutely required. This seems to affect web-based clients (and Plex Media Player) the most.

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@jjlawren jjlawren force-pushed the jjlawren:plex_show_progress branch from 1a5d189 to c9527a4 Mar 22, 2019


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Helped @jjlawren fix merge issues. If nothing has changed functionally since @balloob, @robbiet480, or @amelchio's reviews, this can be merged when tests pass.


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commented Mar 22, 2019

Sorry all, not sure what happened. Confirmed the end result is identical to how it was before the failed rebase.

@bachya bachya merged commit ce55020 into home-assistant:dev Mar 22, 2019

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mxworm added a commit to mxworm/home-assistant that referenced this pull request Mar 27, 2019

Merge branch 'dev' into current
* dev: (99 commits)
  show which component is causing translation errors (home-assistant#22340)
  fix where PLATFORM_SCHEMA gets pulled from (home-assistant#22334)
  Consolidate more platforms (home-assistant#22308)
  Update file header (home-assistant#22318)
  Remove occupancy as it is not available in API (home-assistant#22320)
  Google Assistant: Add camera stream trait (home-assistant#22278)
  Add Freebox switch platform (home-assistant#21710)
  Add homematicip cloud connection quality related attributes (home-assistant#21990)
  Update abbreviation (home-assistant#22317)
  Upgrade py-cpuinfo to 5.0.0 (home-assistant#22287)
  Upgrade pylast to 3.1.0 (home-assistant#22302)
  Fix for embedded MQTT server configuration (home-assistant#22305)
  Switch from using Google Maps API for elevation to Open Elevation API (home-assistant#22306)
  Update srpenergy library (home-assistant#22307)
  Sort code owners alphabetically (home-assistant#22304)
  Update trait to support auto without ranges. (home-assistant#21847)
  Fix Prometheus casting issues (home-assistant#22282)
  Add sort by config and tests for Reddit integration (home-assistant#22081)
  Fix progress for Plex media_players (home-assistant#22224)
  Fixing the api_streams sensor (home-assistant#22200)

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0.91.0 #22688

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