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Emby Server 4.6 Released


Luke

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Emby Server 4.6 is currently rolling out. Here are the highlights.

Rewritten Music Scanning

This 4.6 release will rescan your music library. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience. This solves a lot of our previous music-related shortcomings, specifically:

  • Any folder structure now accepted, no matter how clean or dirty
  • Albums are now fully tag driven and are no longer tied to folders
  • Local metadata for albums will still be supported, and local metadata for artists will be back as well. This will be the only feature of a music library that will require a predictable folder structure. If you enable these options you'll need to have an artist\album\track folder structure, otherwise you'll likely end up seeing nfo files and images in unexpected places. You'll need to use your music library options to indicate your music folder structure if you'd like to use local artwork.
  • Preserve original order of tagged genres, artists, album artists, tags, etc.
  • Support multiple musicbrainz id's tagged on songs and albums
  • Support for composers 
  • Library metadata options for artists now working again (and still working for albums)
  • The Folders tab is now an actual folder view and will work properly as such

Music Composer Support

This was mentioned above, but if your audio files are tagged with composer values, then you'll now see a new Composers tab in your music library:
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Improved Database and User Interface Performance

All Emby apps should feel snappier than ever thanks to a plethora of new improvements in your Emby server database.

Reworked Collection Storage Model

Collections have now been reworked to be based on the set tag in your nfo files (if you use nfo). The popular AutoBoxSets plugin is now a built-in feature:
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HDR Tone Mapping When Transcoding

Check out the new options in the server transcoding menu!

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If you have a server machine powerful enough, you can now enjoy tone mapping when transcoding. No more washed out colors !

Combined Next Up and Continue Watching

Hopefully this is not a controversial one, but our out of box behavior is now a Netflix-style Continue Watching list, with everything together:

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If you prefer the old Next Up section, you can use your Emby user home screen settings to add it back as a configuration section.

New Live TV Channel Management Screen

This is a new WMC-inspired channel management screen that will allow you to quickly disable channels you don't want, drag and drop re-order, edit channel names, channel numbers, and map channels to guide data.

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Just click on a channel to edit the options:
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Support for Live TV Channel Groups (via Tags)

Use the above editor to add tags to channels, and now you'll see a new Tags tab in your Live TV section.

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Automatic importing of groups in m3u tuners is also supported.

You can even group your channel display into Tags if desired:

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Improved Performance of Live TV Guide Refresh

The live tv guide refresh process for all live tv should be slightly improved (5-10% faster). But if you're using xmltv guide data, you can expect major, dramatic improvements in the neighborhood of about 70% faster. To give you an example of the improvement, on a guide with 4000 channels, the guide data refresh has gone from roughly 2.5 hours to 45 minutes.

Multiple Channel Logo Support

Using Emby Guide Data, the server now downloads multiple logos per channel in different colors. This way our apps can choose the most appropriate logo based on your chosen color scheme in the user interface.

If you don't use Emby Guide Data, you can still configure these logos manually using the image editor.

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Multi-Select List Items

Lists now have the same multi-select management features that you've already grown accustomed to in poster views.

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Multi-Select Filtering

When you filter by genres, tags, studios and other criteria, you can now select multiple.

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New User Profile Options to Control Remembering Track Selections

For both audio and subtitles, you can now control whether or not track selections are remembered, as well as clear your remembered tracks anytime you wish.

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New Field Display Options

The 3-dot menu above lists has been enhanced to allow new fields to be displayed:

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This allows you to see ratings in lists if desired.

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New and Improved Image Editor

It comes with the following improvements:

  • Dedicated options to set an image from a url
  • All image slots visible in the editor to allow you to easily see what can be customized
  • Easy drag and drop backdrop reordering

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New Live Button in Live TV Guide

As you scroll ahead in time, now you can easily jump back to the live time with the press of a button.

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Live TV Programs Grouped in Suggestions and Search

You'll now see Shows and Movies grouped as one single entry, rather than separate entries for every single airing.

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When you click on a show, you'll then see all of the showing for it:

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This will make it easier to find shows and movies that you'd like to watch and record.

Improved Single Channel Screen Display

The single channel listings not only perform better, but now also display much more information than before.

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Remove from Continue Watching

Would you like to get something out of continue watching, but without having to lose your watch progress? Now you can:
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This will remove it from the Continue Watching menu, and it will reappear if you start watching again.

Context Menu Improvements

The addition of the title and poster should help make the menus a little more fun to use.

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Improved DLNA Support

DLNA fans will appreciate the following enhancements:

  • Improved device discovery
  • Improved ability for other devices to discover your Emby Server
  • Greater compatibility with more devices
  • More efficient communications, less chatter on your network between Emby Server and your devices
  • Auto-detection of supported audio and photo formats. No profiles needed if your device is also a digital media renderer (DMR) ! Supporting this for video playback is a much more complex task but we plan to incorporate this in future updates.

Other Improvements

  • Support multi-select remove from playlist/collection
  • Improve Linux QuickSync support
  • Adjust extracted images for HDR videos
  • Add favorites to context menu
  • Add mark played to context menu
  • Run sqlite optimize on server shutdown
  • Unify live tv channel sorting options in all places (guide, channels tab, on now, etc)
  • Rework display of locked fields in metadata editor
  • Support special episodes in Continue Watching & Play All
  • Add hidden config switch to optimize databases on shutdown
  • Improve detection of supported formats for Dlna devices
  • Include all subtitle streams with conversion and download features, when possible
  • Prefer D3D11 QuickSync codecs by priority
  • Add h264_mmal decoder
  • Improve 3D detection from file names
  • Support SXXEXX episode numbers in xml tv guide data
  • Ensure proper handling of yuv422p10 color format
  • Improve Dlna device detection
  • Significantly reduce Dlna message chatter with devices on the network
  • Support series-id tags from xmltv
  • Support discnumber audio tag in addition to disc
  • Make determination of series recording path a little smarter about finding existing series in the library
  • Restore death date on person detail screen
  • Default folder browsing to list when all items are audio tracks
  • Improve dynamic data refreshing on detail screen
  • Add adult metadata library option
  • Move option to save metadata as hidden files to per-library option
  • Sanitize data from metadata editor to prevent accidental user error such as trailing spaces
  • Update scheduled task logging to try and avoid preventing Synology NAS servers from being able to sleep
  • Improve MMAL codec support
  • Improve Roku remote control support
  • Rework device access with new user permission to hide users from login screens on devices they've never signed into before
  • Support episode backdrops in season folder
  • Support extras in playlists
  • Add HDR info to video stream titles
  • Check first IP address of x-forwarded-for
  • Have real-time monitor ignore .DS_Store
  • Prefer Artist tag over Artists when there is only one artist
  • Improve handling of invalid content-type header when downloading images
  • Add home videos landing screen option
  • Support clicking individual text items in list items
  • Add profile checking for MP2Video hardware decoders
  • Support playback speed control during audio playback
  • Add button to clear filters when no results are returned
  • Add Nvidia NVDEC decoder variant for HEVC
  • VAAPI: Use color formats from detection
  • Prevent ffmpeg hw processing of 10bit when device doesn't support it
  • Support EP.01 episode naming
  • Resolve slow file read/write performance on Windows
  • Improve recovery from invalid configuration in the lan networks setting
  • Improve detail screen backdrop display
  • Make media info visible accessible in TV display mode
  • Reduce messaging from server to android and iOS apps causing the app background processes to run
  • Show songs on artist detail screen
  • Add delete, download and preview functions to external subtitle tracks in media info section
  • Support downloading subtitles during video playback
  • Support manipulating the play queue of remote controlled players 
  • Update same time recording threshold to 15 minutes
  • Improve local network address detection
  • Block windows 8 & 2012 from using http2 
  • Add http version to server log
  • Improve subtitle track selection when always show subtitles is selected
  • Expand artist split whitelist
  • Improve ability of other devices to discover emby server
  • New search interface for mobile and desktop
  • Add top results section to search
  • Improve searching for songs using album name

Bug Fixes

  • Fix rare case of tuner being left open following a recording with a series whose name ends in a dot
  • Fix episode images being saved with incorrect file name
  • Fix custom collection images reverting to default auto-generated images
  • Fix repeated unzipping in xmltv provider, causing excess disk space to be consumed
  • Fix genre screen occasionally being empty depending on where you came from
  • Add additional fixes for downloading txt format subtitles
  • Fix odd, alternating behavior when refreshing metadata while replacing images
  • Fix incorrect conversion job status being reported when converting
  • Various fixes for codec level detection
  • Fix key presses affecting video OSD while popup dialogs are open and have focus
  • Fix remote control restarting playback in some cases
  • Fix custom genre images being replaced
  • Fix play all/shuffle on collections comprised of folders 
  • Fix successful audio conversions misinterpreted as failures
  • Fix Nvidia HEVC level detection
  • Fix interlaced video being incorrectly stream copied with HLS
  • Fix remote play of playlists being sorted by name
  • Fix webp image support not being used in certain cases
  • Fix repeated subtitle downloads of .sub format
  • Fix undefined dlna display name
  • Fix channel logos intermittently disappearing while scrolling the guide in Firefox
  • Fix incorrect iOS scroll after cancelling context menu
  • Fix artists added to collections not showing 
     

 

 

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Beebo

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Holy cow. Awesome release. Great stuff guys!

 

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adrianwi

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It certainly is a mighty update.  So far, it seems to be working pretty well for me and the performance improvements are most welcome.  I can't say I've managed to try all of the other features and feel a little overwhelmed by so many changes.  Wouldn't a smaller/more frequent upgrade cycle make it easier for users to adopt new functionality and get used to what's changed?  As an example, the blog mentions 'Run sqlite optimize on server shutdown' but it only warrants a bullet-point due to the scale of changes.  I thought this might be a setting somewhere, but given I can't find anything I'm left assuming it's just an automated process on shutdown/restart.

Keep up the great work, just give it to us in more manageable bite-sized chunks :D

 

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skynet600

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Congratulations on a massive update. I am hoping the nine hour and counting scan is normal and a one off. 

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Happy2Play

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2 minutes ago, skynet600 said:

Congratulations on a massive update. I am hoping the nine hour and counting scan is normal and a one off. 

Potentially yes especially if you have Music and may have minor issues for days do to overwhelmed musicbrainz server.

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Privado18

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After the update my episodes are out of order and is a big issue for me, not sure if its a auto organize folder update as well, please help on organize my episodes 1,2,3 etc.

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Happy2Play

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18 minutes ago, Privado18 said:

After the update my episodes are out of order and is a big issue for me, not sure if its a auto organize folder update as well, please help on organize my episodes 1,2,3 etc.

Please open a topic in the forum going over your issue to include folder structure and naming scheme.

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bernsy

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My WAN connection stopped working with this update.....

Nevermind, i fixed it

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kerafyrm

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thanks for your hard work. now emby can hw h265 video with ryzen APU in Unraid doeck.

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olli1806

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alles getestet auf der ds1821+ und volumen 1  im raid 1 ssd 1TB von Seagate ironWolf Pro 125

dir die performance zur 4.5.4.0 Version ist unterirdisch.

library scan dauert lange.

library aufbau " cover aufbau " bei 6000 filmen auf der webseite und in der fire tv cube app amazon ist  nur noch am laggen.

bei Aktive Geräte wo die user zu sehen sind die gerade etwas schauen verschwinden die besagten  Aktive Geräte also die user 

USW..........

wo is die QS

LG

Olli

 

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Darkstyrm

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Just going by this list, this by far looks like the best release I've seen. All the annoyances I've had with the Emby UI looks like has been updated! Now to trying them out!! Hopefully the Samsung TV app sees these improvements as well!

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Luke

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9 hours ago, bernsy said:

My WAN connection stopped working with this update.....

Nevermind, i fixed it

HI, what was the solution?

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JohnSpartan3M

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Today my remote access stopped working completely, nothing has changed on my computer, i have no idea whats up

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2had0ww07f

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When will macOS get update? Thx!

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Luke

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1 hour ago, 2had0ww07f said:

When will macOS get update? Thx!

HI, it's coming. Apologies for the delay.

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Bottles51

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Backdrop no longer shows in now playing (Music). This only seems to be happening from a playlist. I have checked on android Nvidia Shield and on windows same result. If I go to artist and play a song then to now playing all is well. I have tried re scanning and this is a self populated playlist, not one from smart playlist.

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EmbyKiwi

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@LukeAwesome! Love the new TV Channel Management screen and I reckon combining the Next Up and Watching screens will work really well. Thanks!😀

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embyplus

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Atividade  recentes: depois  da atualização, para a versão 4.6 fica desaparecido os dispositivos ativos despois de 10 segundos 

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redaktorn

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All my trailers disappeared?
All kind of Movies and TV shows in my libraries now lack trailers.

Is it an effect of the server update? 

They were present before update and disappeared after update.
Am I missing any new setting?

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Luke

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Just now, redaktorn said:

All my trailers disappeared?
All kind of Movies and TV shows in my libraries now lack trailers.

Is it an effect of the server update? 

They were present before update and disappeared after update.
Am I missing any new setting?

Hi, try refreshing the metadata on affected titles.

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redaktorn

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Already tried that om around 10 different items.

It makes no difference.

I have also rescanned several times. No difference.

I had some issues with my music library also yesterday. (Nothing showed up)
But it was solved when I removed the library and added it again.
I will try that and see if it helps.

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redaktorn

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13 minutes ago, redaktorn said:

Already tried that om around 10 different items.

It makes no difference.

I have also rescanned several times. No difference.

I had some issues with my music library also yesterday. (Nothing showed up)
But it was solved when I removed the library and added it again.
I will try that and see if it helps.

Just tested to remove a smaller library (my Swedish Movies) and added it again.
And it seems that this helps. Lots of trailers has now come back.
It is still scanning so I cannot yet say that it works 100% - but it seems so.

Not a big problem - but this will take a nightly looooong scan to repair on all my libraries.
(Probably around 10 hours)

P.S. For info I am running the latest server version on a Linux system (Linux Mint Mate latest version 20.1).
Hardware is an Intel Nuc i7 with 32 GB and 1 TB.

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redaktorn

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1 hour ago, redaktorn said:

Just tested to remove a smaller library (my Swedish Movies) and added it again.
And it seems that this helps. Lots of trailers has now come back.
It is still scanning so I cannot yet say that it works 100% - but it seems so.

Not a big problem - but this will take a nightly looooong scan to repair on all my libraries.
(Probably around 10 hours)

P.S. For info I am running the latest server version on a Linux system (Linux Mint Mate latest version 20.1).
Hardware is an Intel Nuc i7 with 32 GB and 1 TB.

A refresh from the servers Library view also seems to work.
But refreshing single items does not seem to work (at least not for me).
So - no big problem - now I just have to wait ..........

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Trevor68

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Thanks for leaving the legacy next up view, continue watching is displaying a tonne of things marked as watched. Easy to switch back at least.

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