The stable channel has been updated. Thanks to everyone who helped test the beta. Our cloud features are just beginning, so stay tuned for more!
A new version of Emby Server has been released with some exciting new additions. Before we go over them, if you missed our recent Emby announcement you can read all about that here:
Introducing Cloud Sync & Folder Sync
We worked really hard on sync during this release cycle to bring you new features that you'll find useful. Cloud & Folder Sync allow you to sync media to external locations, whether it be for backup purposes or to archive content in multiple resolutions. Apps can then stream the content from the cloud instead of your server, thereby sparing your upload bandwidth.
Let's say for example you have an original copy of a movie at 40Mbps. It looks fantastic but will require transcoding anytime you'd like to stream to Roku. Now you can sync that movie to the cloud and choose a profile that will allow Roku to direct stream:
When your users stream the content, they'll direct stream from google drive rather than rely on your server for transcoding.
To setup Cloud Sync or Folder Sync, see the Services tab of the Sync control panel. Look for separate blog posts on these soon with detailed walk-throughs.
Cloud & Folder Sync are your General Purpose Conversion Tools
As you sync content you're free to choose the conversion profile that will determine the output format. In future releases we intend to allow you to modify these profiles directly and even create your own.
Syncs Your Subtitles
When you sync to the cloud, your subtitles will be converted to multiple formats, ensuring they're always available no matter what device you're playing from.
Goodbye GDI, Hello ImageMagick
We've migrated all of our image processing functions from GDI to ImageMagick, thus clearing the way for the server to run smoothly on NAS devices such as Synology. Look for a Synology package soon. While we were at it, we learned a few new tricks, and in the future you may see the server create more beautiful, automatic images such as
A big thanks to t.andre for his efforts on this!
Emby Server Debian package now available
Big thanks to @hurricanehernandez
Enhanced Live TV Metadata
Live TV will now be enhanced with internet metadata for movies, and the suggestions page in the web interface now has an Upcoming Movies section. Big thanks to ChubbyArse for this!
New Scheduled Task time limit
Now you can configure time limits for scheduled tasks, perfect for long running overnight jobs that you don't want running during usage hours.
Support more WTV metadata
We'll now extract episode information from embedded metadata in the event the file is not named according to TV naming recommendations. This hasn't made it to auto-organize yet, but it's planned for the future.
DLNA Cast & Crew Setting
We like rich metadata, but we understand many people just want the quickest path from point A to point B. The server dashboard now has a setting to turn off the Cast & Crew feature.
New Fanart.TV Images
Support has been added for the following images:
- Season posters
- Season banners
- Detect incomplete nfo's and supplement with internet metadata
- Fixed playlist content being playable when it shouldn't be
- Resolved browser-based live tv playback issues
Join the Community
If you like the direction we're headed in, join us! We can find a place for anyone who would like to help, whether it be software developers, designers, testers, translators, etc. Please drop in and say hello.
Use our API Libraries
As many of you know, we have a public api, and nothing pleases us more when new people step up and find ways to use it. We have complete API wrappers available for: