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  1. rmarcuse

    Emby doesn't show Artwork

    Hi I am running emby theater on a win 10 machine Lenovo i7-8700 everything runs fine, except recently I noticed that emby theater has started doing this: I get these blank spots. If I click one it goes to the corresponding show but the coverart artwork does show correctly on this page, its fine when I click into the show. I've got 14 hard drives and quite a lot of storage. normally I have no problems. If I access from my phone it's fine and no one else who accesses my server has mentioned this problem. I did several library scans trying it resolve the issue to no avail. Thanks in advance for any help. I have attached my last server and theater log file. theater-63683772768.txt embyserver-63683801351.txt
  2. I was listening to music, which was only allowing me to skip forward 2 tracks on the same album till it would error (spinning wheel). Then I tried too switch to a live TV channel, that show SWAT, CBS I think and it never loaded. Just sat there with a spinning wheel. The suddenly a song started playing. I still can't get a channel to load. Funny seeing that it always direct streams to Emby theater on my PC. Logs attached. ffmpeg-directstream-fd9cea43-eb37-4e91-8c18-f084e1da02cd_1.txt embyserver.txt
  3. I am using Emby Theater 2.8.1 on a Windows 10 machine and noticed some of the settings pages overlap one another, making configuration difficult to figure out if not impossible. I tried with a different Windows 10 system and got the same results. Not a bug: The Settings > Display looks fine Audio page MadVR Video Player Video When I get to one of these broken pages, I have to quit the app to get back to a useable state. The broken page will continue to draw on top of the home screen.
  4. Overview A lot of the details within this post are based on information I have gleaned over the last few years when I set up commercial Blu-ray disc playback within my WMC installation which I am now in the process of replacing with Emby Theater. As such, a lot of the detail is obtained from others work that had been published on the internet. Due to the mists of time I don’t have the original references/links to share but I’d like to doff my cap to the trailblazers and forward-thinking software developers whose original work this is based on. Through the course of this information I’ll also include any relevant experiences of my own in case they help with troubleshooting in the event someone making use of this advice hits a problem. The general recommendation from the Emby team is to have all your media “online” on your server and for media on the discs you own this means ripping to HDD in some way. This makes it accessible to the widest selection of Emby clients. However you may have a reason why you don’t want to do this. You may have storage limitations. You may find yourself repeating rips trying to identify the correct language version you want - video, audio or subtitles. You may like watching the extra features included on your multi-disc sets and don’t relish the extra effort to organise them for the server. Being able to play your discs directly can avoid a lot of potential concerns though it can introduce others of its own. Of course, whether you rip or play, your PC needs to be equipped with a drive capable of reading Blu-ray discs though the approach I use will work with DVDs alone if you only have a DVD drive. Your PC also needs to have sufficient horsepower for the processing required – though most available nowadays will have this. There are 3 stages to this game: Install software to enable your PC to play your commercial Blu-ray discs. Create external player definitions within Emby Theater. Create library entries for your disc collection on your server so that the external player definitions in Emby Theater get triggered to play the discs. Done the right way this also stops other Emby clients without an external player linkage from “circling” when they can’t make sense of/use the library entry selected. Software A search on the internet shows many ways this can be done. The main challenge is dealing with the encryption usually applied to commercial discs and the fact that it is always evolving. Personally I prefer an approach that minimises any need to maintain the capability after initial set-up and the software combination that does this for me is: VLC Player (v3.0.4 at the time of writing) MakeMKV (v1.12.3 at the time of writing) Java Runtime Environment (version 8, update 191 at the time of writing) VLC is what actually plays the discs. MakeMKV is used to provide encryption handling for VLC and Java RE is required by VLC for some varieties of Blu-ray menus. Here’s the links for the download pages from the official sites: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en-GB.html https://www.makemkv.com/download/ https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html One important thing to match up across this software combination is whether you are using the 64- or 32-bit versions. For VLC and Java RE you have to choose between 64- and 32-bit. MakeMKV installs both versions. With VLC prior to v3 I had problems with the hardware acceleration of the 64-bit version so I matched up on 32-bit. With v3 of VLC I have not encountered any issues with 64-bit. First off, download and install all 3 programs. All 3 programs are that well known that you may already have them installed and you only need to check that you’re matched up on 64- or 32-bit. And if you haven’t come across one or more of these programs before don’t hesitate to read up about it so you have confidence about what you are doing. As above, VLC is the software that will actually play the discs and for it to be able to read encrypted discs it requires working libaacs.dll and libbdplus.dll modules in its main folder (C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC is the default location for 64-bit, C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC for 32-bit). These .dll modules don’t get included automatically by VLC itself but, handily, MakeMKV has .dll modules that provide the required entry points and logic. Look in the main folder for MakeMKV (C:\Program Files (x86)\MakeMKV is the default location) and identify libmmbd64.dll (64-bit) or libmmbd.dll (32-bit). Copy the MakeMKV .dll module matched to your 64- or 32-bit requirements twice to the VLC main folder, renaming there to libaacs.dll and libbdplus.dll. The more adventurous could create junction points in the VLC main folder pointing at the relevant MakeMKV .dll module. I don’t do this but it could save an extra step if you ever had to update/re-install MakeMKV in the future. When you first installed MakeMKV it would have been installed with a “beta key” that , depending on the point in the MakeMKV lifecycle, could be valid for a short period of time up to a couple of months. If you continue to rely on the beta key then once the current value expires it is necessary to update it. The latest beta key value is freely available via a link on the MakeMKV download page but it requires editing the Windows Registry to update it onto your PC. Because the key value is held in the user hive of the registry you also have to edit the registry if you want to have more than one user to be able to play Blu-ray discs (eg. multiple Emby Theater instances). Here’s a description of what to look out for in the registry and what you would need to add for an extra user: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_USERS\S-i-j-kk-mmmmmmmmmm-nnnnnnnnnn-ppppppppp-qqqq\SOFTWARE\MakeMKV] "app_Key"="T-... " [HKEY_USERS\ S-i-j-kk-mmmmmmmmmm-nnnnnnnnnn-ppppppppp-rrrr\SOFTWARE\MakeMKV] "app_Key"="T-... " where S-...-qqqq/S-...-rrrr are examples of the internal user IDs in the Windows Registry and, once expanded to its full value, T-... is the MakeMKV beta key value. The text above can be used as the basis to create a .reg file using NotePad or similar that can then be used to semi-automate the registry updates – once created it is only necessary to update the key value in the .reg file when it expires and then double-click the .reg file. As always, whichever method you use to update the Windows Registry, always take a backup first in case of mistakes and you stop your PC working. Please note that only when a user is logged in will their user hive be loaded in the Windows Registry and be editable. If the user is logged on, you can check which S-...-qqqq equates to which Windows username by checking the entries under this key in the registry: [HKEY_USERS\S-i-j-kk-mmmmmmmmmm-nnnnnnnnnn-ppppppppp-qqqq\Volatile Environment] The same information for the active user is shown under this key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Volatile Environment] Your other users may also have standard accounts rather than being members of the Administrators group. In this case you’ll need to use an account that is a member of the Administrators group to make these registry changes for them. One way, for instance, is to have the standard user log on but then employ “Switch User” to get to the account under which you’ll be making the registry changes while the standard user is still logged on in the background. This short two-monthly maintenance action for the beta key value can be obviated by purchasing a “full activation key” for MakeMKV. A link for doing this is present on the latest beta key value page. At this stage you should now be able to play the commercial Blu-ray discs you own on your PC without hindrance by opening VLC. External Player Definition Emby Theater external player definitions can be set up for a number of classes of media. Indeed they can be used to override the internal player used by Emby Theater. Here’s the current list of options under which a definition can be set up under the “Video” category: Video files Internet streams Blu-ray Dvd ISO For our purposes we are going to set up a single external player definition to cover both Blu-ray and Dvd and ignore the rest of the options. The approach I’ve adopted is to use a .bat file that initiates VLC. It is possible to set up two separate external player definitions using direct program references to VLC - the two definition approach is forced because of how you open different media classes in VLC - but this reduces flexibility/flow. The .bat file also tries to smooth the visual transition between Emby Theater being on your screen, VLC playing a disc and back again. A further benefit is that it is the same .bat file used for both the Blu-ray and Dvd and so it doesn’t matter what type of disc you actually insert - as long as it’s one you want to play and compatible with your drive. I’ve attached the .bat file I use: VLC-PlayDiscforEmbyTheater.bat VLC-PlayDiscforEmbyTheater.txt to this post though have renamed it to .txt to comply with attachment restrictions. Feel free to create your own .bat file if you wish, using the attachment as a template as much as you want. One tweak you may need if you use the attachment is to change the default optical drive reference to one appropriate for your PC. EDIT: Please refer to the Library Entries section if you have online Blu-ray/DVD content for an alternative version of the .bat file if you wish to make use of that.. Looking at the attached .bat file you will notice that I make use of the NirCmd.exe utility, that has been developed by Nir Sofer, to handle some of the process interactions (eg. minimising/maximising windows, putting a user dialog on the screen). I’ve seen other members of the Emby community use and reference this and it works for me. This link gives some basic usage information and the download links for .zip files containing the utility are found at the very bottom of the web page: https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html If you use the .bat file attachment I’ve provided as-is you’ll need to unzip the download for NirCmd to a suitable location. For my own purposes I’ve put it into C:\Program Files\NirSoft though it isn’t installed in the traditional sense. Again, if you have any worries about unknown software, don’t hesitate to explore alternatives you are comfortable with. For myself, looking to the future, I may see if I can create my own .exe to do the same job as the .bat file giving me the option to employ a user dialog visually more in keeping with Emby Theater. As I’m migrating from WMC I have a MCE remote. VLC seems to work with this “out the box”, at least sufficiently so for my needs. There is a multitude of start-up parameters that can be specified for VLC to control how it interacts with a keyboard and more specialised remotes. I haven’t explored them myself but the post linked below more than hints at what is possible: https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/43054-considering-emby/?p=402646 In comparison the paltry VLC parameters used in my .bat file and why are: --no-qt-bgcone Don’t display background cone or current album art when not playing. (Keeps the VLC window clean until the disc is playing.) --fullscreen Start video in fullscreen mode. (Once it starts playing the disc, VLC is in full-screen mode.) --play-and-exit Exit if there are no more items in the playlist. (The disc is the only playlist item so once you stop playing VLC exits and control returns to Emby Theater.) --bluray-menu Use blu-ray menus. If not set the main feature will start. (Left to its own devices VLC could start with the wrong language version - video, audio or subtitles – though you can select alternative tracks/streams to correct this while VLC is playing.) It will become apparent why in the Library Entries section but the .bat file I use allows for the co-existence of offline and online library entries defined as Blu-ray or Dvd on your server. This possibility is another drawback of using direct references to the VLC program in your external player definition as the definitions will force all entries defined as Blu-ray or Dvd to be treated throughout your library as all offline or all online. I’ve also attached a screenshot of how the completed Emby Theater external player definition looks: Emby Theater External Player Set-up.jpg Note that I’m not invoking the .bat file directly but going via cmd.exe. Experimentation and review of external player-related posts show that it is a bit of a dark art how the command parameter element of the definitions get passed on from Emby Theater. For instance, using the .bat file directly, I never found a way to successfully use the built-in {path} parameter value. The definition approach presented seems to work provided the full path and name of the .bat file does not contain spaces or the special characters: &()[]{}^=;!'+,`~) The limitation seems to be based around how Emby Theater escapes, or doesn’t, the special characters. Whether you use your own .bat file or not, an idea I follow is to place it in the hidden C:\ProgramData folder that all users have read access to and, if you create your own folder within it to hold the .bat file, it makes it immune to uninstalls/re-installs of other software. Library Entries The library entries you’ll set up for your commercial discs follows the recommended Emby naming conventions for movies and TV episodes. I strongly recommend you look these up if you are not already familiar. Links are: https://github.com/MediaBrowser/Wiki/wiki/Movie-naming https://github.com/MediaBrowser/Wiki/wiki/TV%20naming I started this exercise using the media stub approach, thinking this was the way to go when there was no actual media file as part of the structure. Unfortunately it seems the Emby clients just use these stub entries to display a message that the media is not available – and sometimes not too gracefully at that. Other clients, such as Kodi via the EmbyCon or Emby for Kodi Sync add-ons, do make use of the stub entries to prompt for offline media. Of course, that’s a whole different topic. To trigger the Blu-ray and Dvd external player definitions in Emby Theater a library entry needs to follow the Blu-ray or Dvd folder structure described in the naming conventions. In summary these are: To be recognized as a Dvd structure, the folder must contain either a VIDEO_TS subfolder, or a VIDEO_TS.ifo file. To be recognized as a Blu-ray structure, the folder must contain a BDMV subfolder. If you ripped your disc to make it online in the server you’d use the same convention to store on HDD. As a result it is possible to create Blu-ray/Dvd library entries for online media and other library entries for offline media that in the ideal world your Blu-ray/Dvd external player process needs to cope with to make all accessible. The approach I’ve detailed in the External Player Definition section above does this. As the triggering will occur purely on the presence of suitably-named folders, it is possible to set up library entries for your commercial discs without storing any form of media file within them. However I quickly discovered that such library entries caused other Emby clients that do not have suitable external player capabilities, such as Emby for Android, to “circle” and not do anything though it was possible to escape out of this without any apparent harm. As a result I created small media files of the appropriate type, with 10s duration, that would show a single frame displaying a message that the Emby client being used does not have the access/ability to play discs. These were then placed into the folder structure of each offline disc library entry for other Emby clients to “chew” on if the library entry was selected for playback. Here’s a .zip file attachment showing both the folder structure for a Blu-ray and Dvd example and containing the 10s media files I created: Sample Folders.zip Sample Folders.zip To generate the 10s media files, I created the initial frame using a photo editor. Here’s what I came up with (put into .zip file to comply with attachment rules): Disc Warning.tif Disc Warning.zip I used the attached .bat file (renamed to .txt below to comply with attachment rules) to run some FFmpeg commands to create the videos in the required format: Create Disc Warnings.bat Create Disc Warnings.txt A Dvd without an audio stream is not compliant, hence the intermediate step to generate a silent audio stream for the final .mpg file. For Dvd there is an extra step from generating the final .mpg file to create a Dvd folder structure. This can be accomplished using your favourite DVD Video burner software to provide the final version with .IFO, .BUP and .VOB files in a VIDEO_TS folder. In reality, as it’s less work, you could set up all your disc library entries as Blu-ray but I’ve used the Dvd folder structure for situations where I only have Dvd discs. You never know when things may change. EDIT: I have created an enhanced version of the .bat file added as part of the extra player definition to automatically play any real online contents in the {path} passed by ET based on the combined size of the underlying folder structure - assuming it will be larger than the files used for the disc warning. This takes out having to respond to a dialog to confirm if you want to play online content. I don't have such a situation myself but carried out some sample testing that showed it worked. If this is more appropriate for your situation and you wish to make use of this it is available in this attachment though I would recommend carrying out testing appropriate for your media collection: VLC-PlayDiscforEmbyTheater.bat VLC-PlayDiscforEmbyTheater-new.zip Up to now, if they are selected for playback, we’ve gone to the trouble of making the disc library entries compatible with Emby clients other than Emby Theater. The ideal is to make the library entries stand out in some way to avoid selecting them in such clients in the first place. I’ve achieved this by overlaying the original primary image for a library entry that the server metadata fetcher would obtain with the disc image that it would also obtain and using this as the new primary image for the library entry. Thus a user seeing a primary image overlaid with a disc image knows the entry is for an offline disc. I’ve set up my server so that I don’t keep the artwork with the media folders. As a result I had to define a new temporary library where artwork would be stored with media and copied all my disc library entry folders to this temporary library location. You can tailor this temporary library to just pull back primary and disc images. This gave me the source of images to use. I then used this attached .bat file (.bat renamed to .txt...): Image Manipulation.bat Image Manipulation.txt to generate the alternative primary images across all the entries in the temporary library. Again I’ve used FFmpeg. Note that the original disc image and the alternative primary image are .png files. This is so that appropriate transparency is retained for when the library entries are shown within clients so that the disc “notches” the image displayed. The overlay process in the .bat file also starts with a fully transparent .png file of the appropriate dimensions for a primary image: Transparent 1000x1500.png For reference, here’s the alternative primary images for the sample entries in the Sample Folders.zip attachment above: Early Man – poster.png Shrek – poster.png If the server metadata fetcher doesn’t pull back a primary or disc image for a library entry, you have the option to scan your disc and/or case insert to create the starting point. I had to do this myself for some discs. In this situation you’ll need a photo editor that supports manipulating/generating the disc image with transparency or use an approach based on the Image Manipulation.bat file above. If it’s a help, here’s a base image with the typical dimensions of a disc image returned by the server metadata fetcher that can be overlaid with a suitably cropped non-transparent disc image: Transparent 500x500.png Having generated the alternative primary images, it is a manual job within the server metadata manager to replace the originals. Hopefully you’ll think the final result is worth it. I’d also recommend keeping separate copies of the alternative primary images in case they get accidentally overwritten, or lock the metadata entries they are linked to. As alluded to at the beginning of this section, a parallel approach can also be used for discs associated with TV episodes rather than movies. The main challenge here is the name to give to the folder to reflect the episodes on the disc, particularly when the disc may not hold consecutive episodes and may even hold episodes from multiple seasons. In this situation the approach I’ve used is to create the folders for the discs in the Specials/Season 0 folder structure for the TV show and give it a name such as S00E999 that will never actually be used by a real special. This then requires manual effort to update the metadata to reflect the true content as you deem appropriate.
  5. Buen día. Manejo Emby para transmitir ciertas playlist con contenido especifico a mis sucursales de trabajo. Tengo actualmente 5 SmartTV y 1 Roku Stick con su aplicación correspondiente para reproducir la misma playlist. El problema radica en que, incluso con las sucursales en las que tengo internet de fibra optica, la reproduccion se detiene sin haber completado la playlist entera. Sera problema de mi capacidad del servidor? O todo tiene que ver con el ancho de banda? Me gustaria resolver este problema ya que estamos planeando contratar Emby Premiere porque la funcionalidad de la plataforma nos ayuda bastante con lo que queremos, pero quisiera que fuera mi reproduccion sea seguida sin que se pause por causas ajenas. Muchas gracias por sus aportaciones, de antemano.
  6. olli1806

    Fels in der Brandung

    Hallo ich habe mal ne frage, ob es nur mir nur so geht oder ob es hier noch keinem aufgefallen ist. Ich nutze Windows 7 und die Emby Theater App. Ich habe so ein bis zwei filme oder 6000 mehr. In der App tut sich nichts mehr sie steht wie ein Fels in der Brandung, wenn ich bei den Filmen scrollen will. LG Olli
  7. As part of preparation for a planned conversion to ET from WMC I have set up an external player entry for VLC to play commercial bluray discs in ET - my VLC install has appropriate 64-bit libaacs and libbdplus updates. Unfortunately I'm always getting a "HeaderPlaybackError" message returned by ET with direction to insert a disc, despite a bluray disc being present in the one-and-only optical drive in the client PC running ET. Emby Server is running on a different PC on the home network and I'm using a stub for the disc library entry. My metadata/artwork is not held with the media folders. Here are my settings: Stub entry \\Emby Server\Shared Emby Movie Stubs\Early Man (2018)\Early Man (2018).bluray.disc Player path C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe Command line arguments --fullscreen --play-and-exit --bluray-menu bluray:///E:\ Having turned logging on for VLC it seems that ET is not invoking VLC at all so the error message would appear to come from ET itself. If I (temporarily) replace the last two command line arguments with {path} and set VLC to be used for video files, playback of all HDD-based media I've tried is fine through ET, though obviously via VLC rather than the ET internal player. If I set up a desktop shortcut replicating the VLC bluray parameters above, this plays bluray discs fine. I've tried using a .bat file definition for the external player that would then invoke VLC, as I have done within WMC, but again ET did not seem to try to invoke the .bat file. I've even tried using different users at both the Emby and Windows level (standard user and administrator) in case it may have been a permissions issue but the same result. I've scoured the forums but have not been able to find any similar problem reported. I'm hoping I've missed something obvious and someone in the Emby community will be able to put me back on the straight-and-narrow. If anyone thinks they may be able to advise but needs extra information from me I'll supply whatever I can - though having tried debug logging on the server and for ET nothing relevant seems to be reported. Although the problem could be circumvented by ripping all the bluray discs to HDD using MakeMKV or similar, I would like to get direct disc playing working which seems to have been achieved successfully with ET by others. Edit: ET (3.0.3), Emby Server ( and VLC (3.0.4) being used are the latest stable versions. Many thanks in advance for any help.
  8. Месяц назад купил премьер подписку, но уйти с браузерного плеера так и не смог, ни Emby Theater с магазина приложений, ни приложение с сайта Emby ни хочет воспроизводить видео. Касается в том числе и трейлеров. Звуковая дорожка есть, видео нет. Чего только не пробовал - нихрена не помогает. Может кто сталкивался?
  9. Hi there, This might seem like a little thing, but it's huge for people like me who use media controls on their desktop keyboard (Play/Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute, etc) all day long while they work to pause music playback when the phone rings, resume playback, quickly increase or decrease volume, skip tracks, etc. I do these all day long probably a hundred times a day. My keyboard media controls sort of work with Emby Theater in Windows 7, but not completely. Here's what I've observed: The volume control (up, down, mute) seems to work flawlessly. Play/Pause button works, but only when Emby Theater is Windows currently "focused" window (meaning on top). The is the biggest thing as it defeats the purpose of quick-access media buttons on your keyboard if you have to find the Emby Theater window first and bring it to the foreground before you can then pause or play or stop. Stop works, but only when Emby Theater is the focus window, like the Play/Pause. Next Track does the same thing as Stop, kicking me out of the playlist or whatever I'm currently listening to back to the previous screen instead of playing the next track. Previous Track does nothing! Ever! I'm laughing here. I know my keyboard controls work, because I can use all of them flawlessly with iTunes, Windows Media Player, CyberLink PowerDVD, etc, whether those windows are at the forefront, background, minimized, etc. Thanks so much! James
  10. Hello, Is there a way to run a custom script when using emby theater / cinema mode? In short, I would like the script to dim my lights (run an Insteon scene) when using emby theater and when the main feature beings. Ideally the script would allow the "previews" to first play, then the "custom intro", then the script executes as the main feature starts. 1) Cinema Mode Trailers (x2) <-- do nothing; wait 2) Custom Intro trailer (x1) <-- do nothing; wait 3) Main Feature <-- execute script Ideally emby would also be able to pass some environmental information (i.e. connected client and device) to the script when it is called. For example, I would only want this script to run iff user == x && client == y. (I don't need the lights to dim [or turn on] if I am watching from my laptop remotely or in a different room.) Writing the python or perl script would be quite trivial as I already know how to interface that with my home lighting system. I just want theater mode / cinema mode to trigger that script and pass the proper variables at the correct time (after trailers and custom intro, but before main feature.) A current workaround may be to use prowl (or some other message server) and watch for events. If the events are detailed enough, I can pattern to find the client and device, and match do detect when the the main feature starts and then execute the python script, but this is not as elegant as it may take a different machine to watch the events. Any pointers or thoughts anyone may be able to give would be most appreciated. Cheers, Jose
  11. Is it possible to tweak the Windows Emby Theater app top bar navigation so that it's either always present or at least accessible (maybe by mouse over at the top of the app) when needed? For example, when scrolling through albums in Music Library, you have to scroll all the way back to the top in order to switch from Albums to Artists or Playlists. It would be nice if that bar would stay there or retract when scrolling and be accessible some way. Thanks, James
  12. Could we please have a mini player option for the Windows Theater Emby Theater app so that the app can have a much smaller mode (footprint), but still show the most important items, much like the iTunes MiniPlayer: Normal ... Track Title, Album Title, Album Artist, Play Progress Bar, Track Time, Track Time Left, Album Cover thumbnail, etc. When moused over ... Play/Pause, Next Track, Previous Track, Volume Control, Play List/History, Play Progress Bar interactive, etc. Thank you! James
  13. Suddenly the Emby Media Server seems to have a problem. Both my Emby apps (Windows 7 Emby Theater and Android app) say, "Connection Failure: We're unable to connect to the selected server right now. Please ensure it is running and try again." On the server (Windows Server 2016 Standard), I right-click on Emby Server in the task tray and click "Restart Emby Server," but Emby Tray says, "Unable to restart server." In the Task Manager on the server, I can kill the Electron processes (two of them) or embytray.exe [Details tab] (two of them), and start the server again from the Start Menu > Emby > Emby Server. This works temporarily, but now we get to the where the problem started I think, If I launch Emby Theater (Windows 7) again and start scrolling down through Albums (as I was doing to see if all the album covers artwork was there), I get about half way through my Albums and suddenly no more album artwork is displayed, only titles/artists. I click on one to see if it will bring up the album, and suddenly Emby Theater can't connect again. This seems to start the whole process over. I go back to the server and can't restart it; I have to kill it, and then restart it. I'm not sure what's going on now. Can anybody help please? I have attached the server log, if that helps. Thanks, James embyserverlogs.zip
  14. Hi Everyone, Is there a way to randomly play music from your Music media library in the Windows Emby Theater app? I man to randomly play a track/song from any album, then play another track/song from a different album (random), etc. Thanks! James
  15. Thank you in advance to anyone able to help! So I have had games working for at least 6 - 12 months, I went to look at external player settings so that I could duplicate it on my laptop. When I go to view the "working" external plugin, it doesn't show any game system as an option. Once I exit the external player menu and go back to games library, the Game no longer has a Play Button (has had play button for nearly a year). I check all XML info and the games match the system info. Here is are screenshots of everything I would imagine you would ask me to do. If you have any ideas PLEASE!! let me know. I have searched forums all day and haven't had any success. Tried everything I could think. Console XML PlayStation XML PlayStation Game XML Games Library Path Game System Paths in Plugin External Players in Emby Theater Previously Working External Path (Games System was empty when I clicked edit External Player) Play button was here until I clicked Edit External Player (No changes made to player) Last Still Working Console (Only console I didn't click Edit External Player on)
  16. matt_ttam

    Emby Theater and Cinema Mode

    Hi, I was just wondering if there is a way to have Emby Theater not display the playback UI when launching the custom intro/codec into/trailers/movies, Cinema Experience is great but having the playback UI popup every other second as its switches between videos can get quite distracting not to mention take away from the experience.
  17. on win10 tablet, after 10 minutes of playing something, playback gets cut off and i found this in the event log The system is entering connected standby Reason: Idle Timeout. happens for both audio & video files seems that somehow the idle timer is not "informed" that there is something playing haven't used ET on the tablet for a couple of weeks, but i'm sure, the last time i did, this didn't take place
  18. Hi, does anyone else have this issue - the Emby Theater client plays SD content only at 480P My Xbox is set to 1080p and all video source files for this example are 720 x 576 or 720 x 480 and in either m4v or mkv container format. I am not able to capture any screen shots but what I can share is that any film which I play via the app on my Xbox plays at a lower resolution - i.e. grainy, lossy, etc. I can play the same film on an Nvidia Shield, or even my smart phone (also a Linux box via the browser) or any one of a number of Windows boxes using Kodi ... and the files play as expected. ONLY when using the Emby Theater client on my Xbox does this issue exist. Any thoughts?
  19. Just updated the server to latest Emby Theater is giving me a connection failure from Xbox One for both me and another client. All other app (that I know of) work both on the LAN and over the WAN (VZN LTE). Tested over android and Apple. Works fine. Will not work over Xbox. Connection Failure “We’re unable to connect....” Emby Theater Version I checked the server logs, never seeing the app reach the server.
  20. On Emby Theater (latest) in Windows 10 (1803) the mouse cursor reappears when media change happens, and does not disappear after. Ie: Click on episode 1 Move cursor to lower corner of screen out of habit Media bar and cursor eventually fade out Finish episode 1 Mouse cursor reappears in lower corner and never disappears. This gives me the angular resize cursor in the lower corner when I'm binge watching and it drives me bonkers.
  21. I'm using a Xbox 360 controller with Emby Theater Desktop App in Windows 10 and i have noticed that the "Enter" button (A button) doesn't work in some places, like in the manual login screen where i expected to press the "A" button so it shows the on screen keyboard but that doesn't happens however if i call the on screen keyboard using "intro" key on the usb keyboard then i can input some letters using the Xbox 360 controller and the "A" button. Another instance where i find this same behavior is when selecting the version to play in multi version movies, changing the audio or the subtitle track, again pressing the "A" button does nothing, but then pressing "intro" key on the keyboard i allows me to choose the track select it with "A" button. And the last place where i find this bug was in the settings menu, i'm able to navigate through the menus but can't change any option.
  22. SO this is something I really miss from Kodi. In kodi, it's possible to go into a tv show, and select "All seasons" all the way at the beginning of the season listings. This would then bring up a playlist comprised of every episode in every season in order. What I would then use this for, is to "sort by IMDB rating" or "sort by TheTVDB rating" and then scroll through the highest rated episodes of the entire series. A super super useful feature that I used every day. And one I miss dearly in Emby. Of course I could just use Kodi and do DLNA from Emby, but it's just not as aesthetically pleasing or as stable. I much prefer Emby for every single thing EXCEPT this. Is this possible in the Emby metadata framework? Is there an option to do this somewhere already that I just can't find?? Would anyone else use this? Is it just me? Bueler?
  23. SenatorIvy

    Title issues in Emby Theater

    I prefer titles to be visible on all views, as there are many titles that have the same poster but different titles, such as when a movie has 58 different cuts/editions/versions, ala Bladerunner. However having just started using Emby Theater I am finding some title issues: 1. Titles are getting ...'d instead of their label being shrunk to fit. (For example the title will fit if viewed in Desktop mode, but not in TV mode) 2. Titles are outright missing in collections.
  24. cTurtle98

    150% volume (like VLC)

    a lot of my media is really quiet and I have to go into the windows volume mixer and turn everything else to 50% volume and leave emby theater at full to get it to normal volume it would be great if I could set the volume in emby theater to 150% like I can in vlc is there anyway to make the volume slider go to 150% thanks DETAILS: emby theater from windows store on windows 10 (client) emby server Version on debian 9 (server)
  25. Here's the problem I'm having: I have two clients connected to my server. Client 1 is running Emby Theater. I use this client to play media on my TV. Client 2 is running the Emby Web App. I use this client as a remote control. Normally, I can see the Emby Theater client under the list of cast devices from the Web App. However, if the server restarts, after both clients have re-connected, the Emby Theater client no longer appears under the list of cast devices. Even if I restart the Web App client, it doesn't display. The only way to get it back is to close Emby Theater and open it again. This error is reproducible. (I've reproduced it just now using the above steps).
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