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Emby For Android 3.2.43 Has Been Released.


cayars

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Emby for Android 3.2.43 has been released. We hope you enjoy some of new features!

Visual Timeline Seeking including Thumbnail Graphics
Included in our new 3.2.43 release is support for visual seeking. You can Rewind, Fast Forward or Jump to any position in the timeline
quickly and easily. Best of all our thumbnails graphics help you pin-point the scene you want to re-watch or queue up.

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The above picture shows how easy it is to find a scene you want to watch. You even get the chapter name embedded in the thumbnail picture.

Speaking of which, Chapters make use of our thumbnail graphics as well with  their own set of information and use of graphics.

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The above screenshot shows the use of Thumbnail graphics in our Chapter selector available from the easy to use OSD menu. This screen
demonstrates how easy it is to view the Name, Starting Time as well as Thumbnail showing the action taking place at the start of the Chapter.

Improvement to Audio On Screen Display (OSD)
You can now toggle the play queue on and off, allowing you to choose between seeing the list, or just the artwork.
This change makes room for additional space needed for a new user requested feature that is quite popular.

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New Use of Graphics Elements

This release of Emby for Android uses additional graphical elements in subtle ways that sure to please.  It still has the classy interface you've
come to love but uses additional graphics in a modest manner giving it an elegant and refined look.
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The screenshot above demonstrates this with a change from a text based movie title to the graphical logo version shown.  Pretty sweet!
Of course that's not all.

Release 3.2.43 has additional new features including:

  • Addition of a Resume Rewind Playback Option  (Server version 4.7+ required)
  • Additional Info in the OSD including Chapter, On Now and a Guide for Live TV
  • Newly added Support for A-Z Picker with Descending Order
  • New Support for A-Z Picker when Sorting by Album or Album Artist
  • New Subtitle Background Color and Opacity Options to make Subtitles Easier to View
  • Improved Audio Book Detail Screen
  • Updates to the Top Tab Design to be More Discoverable and Easier to Use
  • Improved Performance of Playlist Detail Screen
  • Improvements for HDR Playback
  • Various Subtitle Improvements
     

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Weevillo

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Amazing quality-of-life and feature-rich update! Hats off for the Android team😌

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clarkss12

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It has not made it to the download page, that I can see.

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FrostByte

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The apk is available for those who don't want to wait.

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aja07

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Is this going to replace the ATV app?

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cayars

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14 minutes ago, aja07 said:

Is this going to replace the ATV app?

Don't ask that too loud.  There's a large cult, I mean crowd of power users, many from the early days, who would probably love nothing more than have all other clients work the way the ATV app functions. It's still the "go to" app many feel everything else compares to. So I wouldn't be worried about it disappearing any time soon.

Obviously newer app releases have a bit different different design and more consistent functionality that is more menu oriented vs having to remember special key codes or patterns that have special meaning.  The newer app designs have a more elegant and modern look to them with better thought out navigational designs that equally work for new users to the more experienced existing users (but might have an extra click or so).

The newer apps use a converged or dynamic UI that adapts to different size device screens including smartphone, tablet, desktop to TV. Not only does the UI change based on size but also adjusts to different methods of interaction. The new Android app for example works with taps, swipes and gestures to keyboards and mice, blue tooth and TV remotes as well as voice command.  It support communication via WIFI, WIFI Direct, Blue Tooth or Ethernet. Not to mention receiving or sending streams to other devices and Chrome Casting.

A converged app that works in this manner brings the same feature sets to all members of the OS family which might be hard to do otherwise. It should be able to simplify support, allow parallel testing of different device types leading to better testing before release. Not only will the OS rollout at the same time giving all our users the same set of features so what they do on their tablet, phone or TV will work the same. It will allow the same set of features for all OS clients if possible, so it won't be just your Android Mobile that can download and watch media offline.  Little things like this go a long way from a consistency standpoint as well as user expectation.

 

 

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GrimReaper

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39 minutes ago, cayars said:

There's a large cult, I mean crowd of power users, many from the early days, who would probably love nothing more than have all other clients work the way the ATV app functions. It's still the "go to" app many feel everything else compares to.

Here's one. ✌️

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arrbee99

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Two - well maybe for cult, not so much power user...

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CBers

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12 hours ago, cayars said:

There's a large cult

And another. 

This app is useless on the Shield - it's very slow and clunky. 

Nowhere near as refined as the ATV app is. 

I understand the reasoning to have just 1 Android app, but this has a long way to go to be usable on a daily basis. 

Sorry, just saying. 

 

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cayars

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I wouldn't say it's useless but it's certainly not the same experience right now and I'll leave it at that, as I'm a huge fan myself. :)
ATV was practically born on Shield and optimized for it. So you sometimes see the reverse as well. Run both versions on another Android TV and results will vary.

Keep in mind, just like the apps can dynamically adjust to different screen sizes and input methods, it can do the same based on hardware. So it could enable "Shield" like features when it knows it running on that hardware or other similar Android TV boxes. That could narrow the differences dramatically.  I've not had any discussions about this so it's just personal opinion but I'd imagine if on the todo list it's sitting lower in the list. It certainly would be for me, not because (ATV/Shield TV) ranks lower than other items or because it's not important, but because we already have the ATV app that works so well.  So instead I'd focus on things that improve functionality and features that as a whole for the app.

That would be my thinking, and why I don't see the ATV going away anytime soon as it's a rock solid work horses on that platform.

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CBers

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2 hours ago, cayars said:

That would be my thinking, and why I don't see the ATV going away anytime soon as it's a rock solid work horses on that platform

Only seems to be bug fixes being applied to the ATV app currently, rather than any new functionality, which would indicate it's already in it's death throes. 

 

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unisoft

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25 minutes ago, DarKni8 said:

Emby android app is best. 

Android app has the horizontal theme (tiles) for home screen. Wins on that alone for me. The Android TV app poor in comparison and current version on the Fire TV has odd issues all over the place with inconsistent spacing between items and sizing.

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emartell

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Emby grows more every day. The success is that Emby Support listens to its customers and improves every day. Thank alot.

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Bigmack3000

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When I check in the google playstore, it says I upgraded to 3.2.43 on December 2nd.  Was this update already out for some phones?

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Weevillo

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6 hours ago, CBers said:

usable on a daily basis.

I was going to jump onto the ATV train for a second because I've had some very bad experiences with the cross-platform android app when it comes to ASS subtitles, like unreadable, freezing the playback bad. But that was on version .40, so I thought "Well wouldn't hurt to try .43 before I jump on the bandwagon" and, again, hats of to the android team! Don't know if you guys did anything on your side (couldn't see anything on the github related to this) or if my Shield just acted up but it displayed the subtitles as well as my Galaxy S10+ did just now. Though this:

 

5 hours ago, cayars said:

not the same experience right now

...still stands. Navigating the player OSD was laggy, and uncomfortably so. This being a Shield I doubt it's under-powered and my Shield Experience 9 update hasn't plagued me in any way.

5 hours ago, cayars said:

the apps can dynamically adjust to different screen sizes and input methods, it can do the same based on hardware.

Adjusting sure, not just in a passable manner at the moment. I do just want to reiterate that the cross-platform app is almost everything I ever wanted the ATV app to be, the buttons a notch too big, the animations too aggressive (enhances the objects "a lot") and within a season the pictures clip to the edge of an episode card. If it gets the polish required to even just nudge the stability and fluidity of what it's like to navigate ATV app I'd jump ship immediately.

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clarkss12

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I don't have CC on  live TV with the new Emby for Android.  However, I do have CC on the ATV version.

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cayars

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3 hours ago, Bigmack3000 said:

When I check in the google playstore, it says I upgraded to 3.2.43 on December 2nd.  Was this update already out for some phones?

By any chance were you running the beta version?

1 hour ago, clarkss12 said:

I don't have CC on  live TV with the new Emby for Android.  However, I do have CC on the ATV version.

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Can't tell from those pictures but it shows ATV with a direct play error.  If you cause the new client to transcode by lower quality do you get the CC then?
Have you checked to make sure you options on that app are set to use closed captions?

If you have a problem with CC show, by all means open a thread in the Android forums!

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Bigmack3000

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6 hours ago, cayars said:

By any chance were you running the beta version?

I don't believe so. I originally installed the app through the google store.  And it seems to have auto updated to 3.2.43 in December.

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DarKni8

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Its able to handle all formats now , At personal level i only feel there are two options needed to make it ultimate,,max h264 level override selection and auto rotate just like ios

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cayars

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20 hours ago, clarkss12 said:

I don't have CC on  live TV with the new Emby for Android.  However, I do have CC on the ATV version.

Strange, I got this:
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I'd prefer the CC to be at the bottom of the screen but it's working for me.  Do you get the CC button on the OSD?

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clarkss12

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Yes, I have CC now....... Strange

thanks

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metropical

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is there a link for 3.4.23 as I don't see any version in Play?

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Luke

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4 hours ago, metropical said:

is there a link for 3.4.23 as I don't see any version in Play?

Hi, yes: 

 

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