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Hi, I have been looking at you tube to download some links for PLEX Plugins and I found some, see below; Pic-1.PNG - problem I'm having is that I can not un-zip these folders,  I don't know if they are specific to Apple or if I am missing the proper software to unzip them.  This is a new Samsung Notebook BR8GSMT using Windows 10.  If someone is familiar with this, please let me know.
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You can use 7zip to unzip your zip file.

http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

The info below may be useful for you.

How do I manually install a channel?
The code for a Plex channel is contained within a directory named with a ".bundle" suffix. As such they are often referred to as bundles. To install the Unsupported Appstore or other channel bundles manually, you will first need a link to the channel bundle. Sometimes the bundle will be posted on the Plex forum or available via link to download from GitHub. In order to install the channel:
Download the linked file. If the link leads to a GitHub page rather than a direct download, select the "Download Zip" button on the lower right-hand corner of the page to download the zipped bundle
Usually, the channel bundle will be located within a zip archive. Unzip the archive as necessary.
Bundles downloaded from GitHub will usually have extra identifiers appended to the bundle's filename, such as "-master". Edit the bundle's filename to remove any text after ".bundle"
Copy or move the channel bundle into the Plug-Ins folder on the computer running Plex Media Server
Restart Plex Media Server to make sure that the new channel will be loaded.

Source: https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201187656

In short, you need to have admin access to or have installed a Plex Media Server before you can do the above.
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This is excellent.  The most comprehensive information I've seen yet.  Before I begin, can you tell me if Windows 10 comes with the ability to unzip compressed files or do I need to download the one you suggested?  I have other computers on Windows 10 and I need to know if they all need this program.  You have been extremely helpful.  Many thanks.
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Win 10 comes with unzip utility but there might be chance that the built-in tool will not work.

7zip is open source zip and unzip utility and it is very likely that the plugin files are zipped with 7zip.
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Okay. Thanks again
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Jackie Man
One last question, How do I unzip a compress folder?  Do I first open 7Zip and look for the folder or does it automatically take over when I double click the folder?
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after you have installed 7zip, when you right click a zip file, there is an option to extract to a folder.

7zip extract to folder
http://kb.mcgill.ca/pf/12/webfiles/Computers_Storage/File_storage/7-Zip3.png
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Jackie Man
One last thing, how do I use 7zip.  If I right click the folder and select 7-Zip, I can Open archive, Extract file, etc.  My understanding is that once the file is open, it will produce a folder with a . Bundle extension and if you remove the .Bundle from the name, it turns into an icon which you then put in the Plex Plugins folder.  I tried that on one and the folder did not turn into an icon.  It remain a folder which is now named "Unsupported Appstore.
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Nevermine, after three days, I finally figure out how to get the IPTV bundle and install it.  Thanks again for your help
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Glad to know you have solved the problem. Cheers!
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