The original HDHomeRun plug-in for Plex Media Server no longer works on the later versions of Plex and V2 is still in need of work. Thanks to those on the PlexApp forums, especially enduser, I am able to easily generate a quick work-around until the plug-in can be finished.

The work around involves creating .strm files for each of the active channels. I wrote a simple bash script, to run as a user on OSX, to find the HDHomeRun device, determine the channel list, and create a number of .strm files in your ~/Movies folder. Make sure to run this app as the person who will be running Plex.


To view a channel, select Video Channels in Plex, then select Movies, and finally select the channel you wish to view.

Copy the following code to a file on your desktop, create-hdhomerun-strms.sh, and when comfortable with the code within, execute the script in the Terminal app, using
[code]]czozMjpcIg0Kc2ggY3JlYXRlLWhkaG9tZXJ1bi1zdHJtcy5zaA0KXCI7e1smKiZdfQ==[[/code]

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#!/bin/sh
CleanUp()
{
  rm -rf $SCAN_FILE
}
TUNER_ID=$(hdhomerun_config discover | awk '{ print $3 }')
SCAN_FILE=/tmp/${TUNER_ID}.log
trap CleanUp 1 2 3 15
read -p "Ready to create .strm files for HDHomeRun Tuner ID $TUNER_ID? " -r
if ! [[ "$REPLY" =~ ^[Yy]$ ]]
then
  exit 1
fi
if ! [ -r $SCAN_FILE ]
then
  echo
  echo Please wait while scanning channels. This may take a few minutes
  echo
  hdhomerun_config $TUNER_ID scan /tuner0 $SCAN_FILE
fi
for IDX in 0
do
  sed -En "
    /^SCANNING: [0-9]/ {
      s/^SCANNING: //
      s/ .*//
      h
    }
    /(encrypted)/ d
    /^PROGRAM [0-9]+: 0/ d
    /^PROGRAM [0-9]+: [0-9]+\.[0-9]+ / {
      s/^PROGRAM ([0-9]+): ([0-9]+\.[0-9]+) ([- A-Z0-9a-z.]+)/hdhomerun:\/\/$TUNER_ID-$IDX\/tuner$IDX \2 \3\?channel=auto:##\&program=\1\&range=/
      G
      s/(.+):##(.+)\n([0-9]+)/\1:\3\2/
      P
    }
  " $SCAN_FILE | while read url
  do
    file=$(echo $url | sed -e 's/.* //' -e 's/\?.*//')
    if [ $IDX -gt 0 ]
    then
      file="$file ($IDX)"
    fi
    file="${file}.strm"
    echo $url > ~/Movies/$file
    echo $file
  done
done