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1 - What is PlexToaster ?

You don't know if someone is currently playing something on your Plex Server ?

PlexToaster is a simple Windows software to know at any time what is the current state of your Plex Server.


Features :

  • List all sessions in a simple interface
  • See quicky Plex state with the icon in systray
  • Record all event in a log file
  • Display Plex current state in systray
  • Display notifications (systray toasters and sound notifications) when:
    • Plex state change (currently playing/idle/not available)
    • A new user is connected
    • An existing user play another video
    • A user is disconnected
  • Record all event in a log file
  • Quickly open Plex state web interface
  • Find automatically Plex Web URL
  • Update notifications for PlexToaster



You can download and try the demo version HERE !



2 - Versions comparison (Free / Registered)


PlexToaster Demo

PlexToaster Full

Price : 2€

Time limit

Limited to 10 minutes

No limits

Auto detection of Plex server on the local network

Application can be send application to systray

+ Hide in taskbar

+ Run at startup



Save all events in log file

Updates notifications

Show Plex state


PlexToaster demo has all functionalities but is limited to 10 minutes for each session.


3 - Documentation

1 - setup

PioneerMRC is avaible for download in a setup file. Just click next,next,next ;) There are no adware in our steup !

2 - Configuration

On the first run, the only thing to configure is the URL of your Plex server. You can type it in the top field or just click on the magnifying glass icon to find it automatically on your local network.

In PlexToaster options, you can also set to

  • run PlexToaster when Windows start
  • show or hide the main interface at start
  • remove the mail domain extension from user list
  • record all events in a log file.

In PlexToster notification section you can set what kind of event will be notified :

  • Plex sound : Play a little sound on events (there are 2 different sounds : online.wav and offline.wav depending the case)
  • State change : PlexToaster will show notifications only when Plex state is changing (Idle/Playing)
  • New user connected : PlexToaster will show notifications when a new user session is etablished
  • User disconnected : PlexToaster will show notifications when a user session is disconnected
  • New video played : PlexToaster will show notifications each time a new video playing is started

example of notification :

3 - usage

PlexToaster  is really simple to use.

PlexToster creates an icon in systray. This icon indicate Plex current state :

Plex is available but idle :

Plex is currently playing something (do not reboot your server ;) ) :

Plex is not available :


You can put mouse cursor over the icon to have détails on the current state :

Double right clic on the systray icon display the current playing list to see who and what is currently played from you Plex server :

Double Left click show the main interface :

Here you can configure Plex URL, options and notifications.

The state icon indicate the current state of your Plex server and how many video sessions are currently played. Like for the systray icon there are 3 different states :

Plex is available but idle :

Plex is currently playing something (do not reboot your server ;) ) :

Plex is not available :

You can also click on this current state icon to quicly open Plex state web interface.


4 - FAQ


Q - What the refresh time interval ?
A - PlexToaster refresh informations every 30 seconds. You can force refresh by clicking on the save URL icon.

Q - Can I Plex Toaster remotely ?
A - No, Plextoaster is only usable on your local network. If you want to use it remotely thrue an internet connection you should take a look to VPN solutions like Hamachi.



5 - Forum : request & support


You have found a bug ? You need a new functionality ? You have a problem ? You're happy to use PioneerMRC ?

Say it on the forum !



Pioineer IIP

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1 - What is Pioneer IIP ?

Pioneer Intelligent Input Picker is a little software that allow to your Pioneer VSX to be more autonomous and more intelligent.

Have you ever notice that when you use airplay your Pioneer VSX stays on the "Airplay" input and you have to change manually the input to get back to what you were listening before ?

Pioneer IIC allow to return to the last selected input or one input of your choice after using Airplay or Upnp/DLNA. It allows to restore initial volume after streaming playback so you don't have to adjust volume each time you finish using Airplay.

If you have a squeezebox Pioneer IIC is even more powerful and allow to trigger actions on a state change of your Pioneer VSX or your Squeezebox. For example you can switch off automatically your pioneer amp when you switch off your squeezebox. Or you can start play on squeezebox automatically when the right input is selected on your Pioneer VSX. Many more actions are available and described in table of the "document" section  below.

PioneerIIP has been designed for Pioneer VSX-527 but is compatible with a lot of others models like the VSX-42/43/528/822/921/1021/1022/1023/1120...

You can download and try the demo version HERE !