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Emby Server 3.4 Released

Luke

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A new release of Emby Server is currently rolling out. Here are the highlights.

 

New Convert Media Feature

 

Want to reduce on the fly transcoding? We now have a feature that can help you convert your library into streaming-friendly formats. It's easy, just right click or tap on a video and select Convert in the menu.

 

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Then specify the options you want:
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The media will then be converted and stored in the original media folder with the original item.

 

Want to convert new content automatically as it gets added to your library? It's simple, just convert a folder such as a TV series, and then enable the option to automatically convert new content.

 

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Collection Changes

 

The Collections folder has become a regular Emby library, which means that it now works nicely with all Emby features, including:

  • Customizing the library image
  • User permissions for the library
  • All other per-library settings


Important: If you update and notice Collections are missing, please do the following:

  • Run a library scan
  • Check your Emby user permissions for each user and make sure they are granted access to the Collections library

 


New Per-Library Settings

 

You can now control just about everything on a per-library basis. This includes:

  • Preferred metadata providers
  • Preferred metadata savers
  • Subtitle downloading
  • Image downloading


Important: We suggest you review your settings for each library to ensure they are correct following the upgrade.

 


Support for DVD & Absolute Episode Ordering Per Series

 

To use this, use the metadata editor to edit a series and specify the ordering that you prefer.

 

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Important: Tvdb will need to be your highest priority Series metadata provider (which it is by default).

 

Import Music Playlists

 

Emby Server now supports wpl, zpl, m3u and pls playlist files, even with relative paths !

 

Wake For Recordings

 

On Windows, Emby Server can now automatically wake the machine for a scheduled recording. You no longer need to worry about your server going to sleep and missing a recording !

 

We hope to support this on more platforms in the future.

 

NVENC Transcoding Improvements

 

We've improved the performance of our NVENC hardware transcoding support. Additionally, our Linux x64 releases now include NVENC libraries, which means all you need to do is enable the feature in Emby Server transcoding settings.

 

Important: We include NVENC libraries but not the hardware drivers. Please refer to your Linux distro for instructions on how to install NVENC hardware drivers.

 

Improved Strm File Playback

 

In most cases, you'll notice you can now resume video playback from .strm files, and subtitle and audio track switching should be fully supported now.

 

Individual User Remote Access Control

 

You can now grant or deny remote access on a per-user basis.
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New Remote IP Filter

 

In advanced server settings, you can now configure remote ip filters to better control who can access your server.

 

Improved Offline Media Support

 

We've resolved various issues with the library scan removing offline media. If you're someone who frequently takes your storage offline, you'll appreciate these improvements.

 

IMVDb Metadata Support

 

We've added IMVDb support for music videos.

 

Changes to Existing Features

 

Cinema Mode, IMVDb, and Open Subtitles are now pre-installed plugins.

 

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As a plugin we're now able to update them in-between server releases, and you can also uninstall them completely if you don't intend to use them.

 

SubDb Subtitle Downloader Moved to Plugin

 

This has been moved to a plugin and is available in the Emby plugin catalog. Please make sure to install this if you wish to download subtitles from SubDb.

 

Bug Fixes

  • Fix https client certificate requirement
  • Fix various quirks when renaming libraries
  • Fix local port configuration in the web interface
  • Fix mouse cursor not hiding during video playback
  • Fix android m3u playback in certain situations
  • Fix SubDb download issue with very small video files
  • Fix occasional error with https redirect
  • Add samsung dlna fix


Other Improvements

  • Adopt linux log file rotation patterns
  • Support nested collections
  • Update multi-version display names
  • Expand user home screen settings
  • Improve library scan performance
  • Add default live tv screen setting
  • Add play/shuffle on photo albums
  • Display HDR info on detail screens
  • Add play all & shuffle to list screens
  • Include series year in recording folder name
  • Support relative paths in playlists
  • Support version selection when playing to dlna
  • Enable Chromecast for Opera
  • Improve series recordings for sports
  • Improve series recording images
  • Update Identify feature to respect per library metadata settings
  • Add music videos to Identify feature
  • Improve parsing of CIDR notation
  • Add amf to hardware transcoding menu
  • Fix multiple ffmpeg instances spawning in safari when changing audio tracks
  • Reduce frequency of image encoding
  • Exclude default.ext from photo libraries
  • use wmc naming conventions for recordings with dates in file names
  • Improve performance of grouping movies into collections
  • Add new secure connections mode setting to hosting page
  • Handle videos with invalid framerate metadata
  • Support windows media center episode file naming
  • Add photo albums to search results
  • Update to sqlite 3.23.1
  • Improve add user workflow

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SikSlayer

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This is one of those major updates I don't think folks realize how major it is because it's not about one or two big features, but many many smaller ones. Though some would debate that. Great job!

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Letters

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AWESOME update

 

I wish absolute ordering was a thing before I renamed all 800+ episodes of One Piece. ha ha ..ha :(

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ShoutingMan

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Neat. I need to take a look at the DVD ordering updates and see how to apply it retroactively to my Firefly and Futurama episodes. :)

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heciruam

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Big update. Thank you for your hard work!!!

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saajan4u

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well done chaps.. lot of work went into this.. and yay.. my requested IP filter feature is in ! i've using the IP scope option on the firewall setting all this time..

 

so thank you for implementing this

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PhilWhite

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Had to sign in just to say, Wow.  Really impressive update.  Thanks, as always, for all the hard work.

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Kyrelel

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All 30+ of my David Bowie albums are now under a single, 349 -track, David Bowie album whereas they were perfectly fine under 3.3.1.0 :/

 

EDIT: I appear to have solved(?) this problem.

Before (under 3.3.1.0) I had a separate sub-directory for each artist. Under each sub-dir was a directory for each album. 

Emby was fine with this and each one appeared separately.

 

3.4.0.0 scans my music directory, pics each sub-dir and then puts every mp3 it can find under that sub-dir (recursively) in the same Album :/

 

To "fix" this, I moved all albums into the "root" of "music" and Emby now finds all of them

 

PITA when it comes to managing the folder in Windows, but at least I can see them in Emby now.

 

 

EDIT #2

I have Emby folders on both my C: and D: drives. It would appears that this problem only affects folders on my C: drive. All imported folders from D: are working as they were under 3.3.1.0

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ThermoDust

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Wow - Big list of awesome new features! Thanks everyone on the Emby team for knocking this out :)

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mikeraburn

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Is the CONVERT tied to Emby Premiere? 

 

If it is primarily for recordings then that is no biggie for me.

 

Yet

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rainmakerraw

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Great update, Luke. Thanks! I'm just testing out the convert feature (hoping it'll help the ridiculously low volume 5.1 media plays through our Samsung TV - not exclusive to Emby). It only ever uses one core (out of 12, on an 8700k), even though I set the transcode option to use max threads. Obviously then the transcode and convert settings are separate. I didn't see them exposed anywhere in the GUI. Is there a way to set it for maximum fps/minimum encode time please?

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What happened to the Emby Service? MediaBrowser.ServerApplication.exe Cannot find the file anymore...

 

How do I go about getting the Service back so it runs in the background?

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sebasmiles

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Great to see the work you guys are putting into the platform. Thanks for the hard work guys!

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awdspyder

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What happened to the Emby Service? MediaBrowser.ServerApplication.exe Cannot find the file anymore...

 

How do I go about getting the Service back so it runs in the background?

 

This was done away with several versions ago.  I think many Windows users leverage something similar to NSSM to wrap the Emby application in a Windows service now.  

 

https://nssm.cc/

 

Goofy name, I know, but NSSM has been around a long time and I used it for years in a enterprise web farm without issue.  It's been rock solid for me with Emby on Windows Server 2012 R2.

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butch79

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Thank you for adding the convert feature I have been asking for for so long (my original request https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/32981-emby-background-task-to-convert-all-media-to-mp4/) . I am not seeing an option to automatically convert to H.265. Converting to H.264 for 4K devices is not a good idea as H.264 is really only great for 1080p video. Unfortunately H.264 is also double file size of H.265. Can we get the option to convert to H.265 added?  Is there a possibility to also have a feature for the converter where it replaces the media instead of just saving another copy of the data in the same folder with a different format?

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rbjtech

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Big thanks for a welcome update guys - very nice to see lots of useful features that have been requested by the community.  Of particular note is the security related updates, nice to see that you guys are now starting to implement with security in mind - we just need the SSL certificate integration and new users can be reasonably secure out of the box.

 

Good job ! :)

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Hello,

 

I noticed that this release did not appeared on the RPM Repo. Since it was mentioned that the RPM Repo is deprecated, I tried to install manually the RPM reported on the download pages, but it's failing on CentOS 6:

 

--> Running transaction check
---> Package emby-server.x86_64 0:3.3.1.0-68.1 will be updated
---> Package emby-server.x86_64 0:3.4.1.0-1 will be an update
--> Processing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit) for package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) for package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.16)(64bit) for package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.17)(64bit) for package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) for package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64 (/emby-server-rpm_3.4.1.0_x86_64)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit)
Error: Package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64 (/emby-server-rpm_3.4.1.0_x86_64)
           Requires: libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit)
Error: Package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64 (/emby-server-rpm_3.4.1.0_x86_64)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.16)(64bit)
Error: Package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64 (/emby-server-rpm_3.4.1.0_x86_64)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit)
Error: Package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64 (/emby-server-rpm_3.4.1.0_x86_64)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.17)(64bit)
 
 
Maybe this one can work on CentOS7 only?

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Hello,

 

I noticed that this release did not appeared on the RPM Repo. Since it was mentioned that the RPM Repo is deprecated, I tried to install manually the RPM reported on the download pages, but it's failing on CentOS 6:

 

--> Running transaction check
---> Package emby-server.x86_64 0:3.3.1.0-68.1 will be updated
---> Package emby-server.x86_64 0:3.4.1.0-1 will be an update
--> Processing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit) for package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) for package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.16)(64bit) for package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.17)(64bit) for package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) for package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64 (/emby-server-rpm_3.4.1.0_x86_64)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit)
Error: Package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64 (/emby-server-rpm_3.4.1.0_x86_64)
           Requires: libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit)
Error: Package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64 (/emby-server-rpm_3.4.1.0_x86_64)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.16)(64bit)
Error: Package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64 (/emby-server-rpm_3.4.1.0_x86_64)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit)
Error: Package: emby-server-3.4.1.0-1.x86_64 (/emby-server-rpm_3.4.1.0_x86_64)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.17)(64bit)
 
 
Maybe this one can work on CentOS7 only?

 

 
Hello there!
 
Your problem can be solved.
The RPM error message refers to the libc version.
Just update libc to 2.17 and you'll fix this error.
However, even if emby is updated with RPM, it will not start.
But in the end I was looking at a post in the forum.
I was first on the wget github "Emby.Mono.zip" then uzip extract and then cp copied to the installation directory, but do not cover the "*.conf" file. Zip connection
Good luck, friend. Thanks to Luke and his team!
My English is not good. I translated it through Google. Forgive me! Forgive me!

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hedgehogg

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Probably me being dumb but how do you import playlists?

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hello,

i'm trying to upgrade Emby Server from 3.3.xxx to 3.4 on my Syno since May 5th (from the "packet center") without success...

The package seems to be downloaded but then is "waiting" during hours in the "packet center"...

Do I do smthg wrong ?

 

regards

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Luke

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hello,

i'm trying to upgrade Emby Server from 3.3.xxx to 3.4 on my Syno since May 5th (from the "packet center") without success...

The package seems to be downloaded but then is "waiting" during hours in the "packet center"...

Do I do smthg wrong ?

 

regards

 

Hi there, can you  please try this again? Thanks !

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