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  1. twistedvincent

    Library Cover Images All The Same

    I've been (unsuccessfully) trying to get my library set up properly and there's been a seemingly random issue I have that, being new I have no idea how to solve. One of the four libraries in my media has an issue with it's cover image, basically it's the same cover repeated 4 times while the other libraries have 4 different images. I've tried deleting/reinstalling, refreshing metadata, different metadata settings etc., but it really is a random thing. I restarted the server once and the problem was solved but when I decided to split my movie library into 2 parts, 4K and HD, I can't seem to fix the issue no matter what I try. Just so you know my metadata settings are exactly the same for both of my movie libraries I don't have a big fancy setup, just 4 sections of media which I've been working with for about 48 hours mostly by trial and error. Compared to Plex there's a LOT to learn here and I I have to say I'm pretty intimidated right about now. I hope somebody can help.
  2. Hello, I’ve searched the Emby forums and have found very similar postings but without the clear answer I am searching for. My TV library stores each episode into a separate season sub-folder. So my library folder structure is similar to what is shown below. The parent series folder (Star Trek) has no actual episode files directly in it. Instead, the season sub-folders (Season 1) contains the individual episodes. When Emby goes to work on scanning the library: nfo files (i.e. tvshow.nfo) and image files are populated within the season sub-folders (Season 1). There are no nfo or image files in the parent series folder (Star Trek). As a result, Emby does not display the series folder art work for the series (Star Trek). ☹ As an experiment and to prove my theory: I manually copied a single episode from one of the season folders into the parent series folder and rescanned. Bingo, I got folder art work. So either I’m missing an important setting/configuration or Emby doesn’t support folder artwork for series and season sub-folders. I’m hoping someone can point out the missing configuration or tell me “No, your out of luck” so that I can stop spinning my wheels. TV Library ....Star Trek The Next Generation .......Season 1 .......Season 2 ......etc.. ....Star Trek .......Season 1 .......Season 2 ......etc.. As Always Thank you in advance, Julie
  3. FurlerFan

    Library Thinks Folder Is A Single Video

    I installed Emby 4.0.2 yesterday (3/14/2019 -- happy pi day!). After building my library, I found that some folders (with lots of sub-folders) are being represented as video files rather than folders. As you can see in the images, the Sci-Fi folder (see the contents in the second image) appears to be just another video file. As you can see, that's not the case. How do I get Emby to recognize it (as well as the Animated, Mystery -- with dozens of complete sets of tv shows -- and and Music -- which contains musical movies and TV shows not music files) as folders rather than video files? If I click on any of those in the library, I get the same view as if I were clicking on a video file, but there's nothing to play. Please advise. Thanks!
  4. schmitty

    Local and cloud libraries

    Hello, I would like some clarification please. I currently have three tv and two movie libraries setup. I have a local and cloud library for tv and movies, and I set up a third tv library which merges the local and cloud tv libraries, which I only access at the moment for testing. The idea was to, while I am in the process of moving media across to the cloud have one library which merges the two together... for some reason though, it doesn't seem to work that way. It is showing duplicate series... one from local and one from cloud, instead of merging the two.
  5. Hi, I was wondering if I can change or customize the data fields whiche are shown in the library. This is probably a more general question, but I couldnt find any hint which draws me into one direction. Using a browser to browse through the library I click on Music -> Album and I get an overview of albums. It also shows below each album picture the TITLE of the album and the ARTIST. Lets say I would like to change this to TITLE and GENRE (for whatever reason). Or swap TITLE - ARTIST to ARTIST-TITLE. Is this possible? And how can I do this? Thx Tob
  6. The image previews in library News feed are distorted. Instead in the continue watching section, the pictures have the right format. How is it possible to show the previews in the right format?
  7. Blackie

    FreeNAS - Emby Library Access Jail

    Very much a NOOB. I am trying out Emby and Plex on a FreeNAS setup. I used the new Emby plugin (thank you!) Everything runs except: With Emby I can only put SMB shares for Windows into the Library: \\FREENAS\FN-Media\Movies Yet with Plex I can put the jail folders into its libraries: \\FreeNAS\jails\plex\Movies I understand this is not correct and I should be putting the Emby jail folders into its libraries. \\FREENAS\FN-Media\Movies \\192.168.1.219\jails\emby_1\Movies Also tried using // vice \ since I am on windows. When I try this I get: "There was an error adding the media path. Please ensure path is valid and Emby Server Process has access to that location" The jail folders are owned by user root, group wheel. I have made a user emby and assigned it to the group wheel. This user has the same ID as the user emby inside the jail (983). Can't find the solution to this in any post I have seen.
  8. Hello, I want to migrate my local windows emby server into a docker image. I know, that I can use the backup/import plugin, but my library has about 2000 entries and many of them are manual, manual pictures, manual names etc. Is there a way to migrate the whole database and everything to my new server and change the library path to the new linux path without rescanning/manually editing all my files?
  9. gerry.emm

    Library problems

    Hi everyone, I've been using EMBY since it was called MB Server...I switched over from Plex MANY moons ago. Over time, it seems my library has become corrupt. Where it's become apparent is in my TV shows. I stream EMBY to my Roku over my home network. The EMBY channel on my Roku is displaying double episode titles for SOME of my TV shows, not all. Only one of the two icons for an episode will actually play the episode. The "ghost" icon tries to load the episode, gets to about one third, then stops and there is no playback. I was thinking I might fix the problem by deleting the library for my TV shows and re-creating it, but I get the same result. Somewhere, EMBY must keep a backup of the library if it just brings back the exact same duplicated episode titles right? So, outside of un-installing EMBY and starting fresh, is there a way to have EMBY re-scrape a library fresh, and properly? Also, I have upgraded my Roku 3 to a Roku Ultra, even though my TV is not 4K. as It is downwards compatible, plus I got it for a song. (And I'll be ready when I DO get a 4K TV...) Only now, some of my videos refuse to stream. I found out by trying the Roku BETA channel (looks GREAT btw) that the videos that refuse to stream are 1080p but HEVC (rather than h.264 I believe it is). The point is, they used to play just fine on my Roku 3. I have gone over the Roku settings with a fine-tooth comb and cannot find any setting that could affect the playback of those files. Does anyone have any words of wisdom on fixing that problem also? Thanks in advance to anyone that can shed some light on either of those problems for this old guy with the tired eyes!!! Gerry
  10. Hi folks, Short question: How do I convert the old "LastPlayedDate" datetime field in the "userdata" table in library.db into the newer "LastPlayedDateint" integer field? Long question: I had emby installed on my FreeNAS for a while, and in December I wanted to update the FreeNAS version and at the same time consolidate my jails into my docker VM on ESX on another server. Unfortunately, emby in docker for me seemed to cause a lot of DB corruption in library.db about 24 hours after the library had finished being scanned and I started to watch stuff. Looking in the logs didn't yield anything spectacularly wrong or obvious. So I deleted it and started again, with no luck - the same corruption. In the end, I'd recreated/re-downloaded the container about 5 times, set local and remote storage for config (NFS, samba, etc), use another docker vm on a faster/different disk - seems no matter what I did, it still had issues. I even ran a memtest on the ESX server, which as you may know takes aaaaaages! (during which I had to rely on Netflix and ::shudder:: DVDs!) Long story short, I ended up creating a dedicated emby VM and copied across the config. At that time, v4 was released, so it did an upgrade on the databases, then I ran a library scan. After a few days, I decided it was stable enough that I removed the emby jail in FreeNAS and cleaned away all the config files (after making a final backup!). As per the instructions on how to manually backup and restore, I'm now at the point where I'd like to re-import my watched data. But... It looks like the upgrade or something else along the way changed the field type on the lastplayeddate from a datetime to an integer in the userdata table. So, what is the process of converting the datetime fields into an int? Is this SQLite or emby specific? I've exported the old table to an SQL file, so I can apply any formulas or do other processing easily. In case it matters, I'm a programmer by day, IT enthusiast by night, so I'm OK if the answer is not sugar coated! Actually, I could just set that field to null in my exported file... What does emby use that field for anyway? I haven't ever seen a "last played" tag anywhere, and to be honest might be quite nice to actually have it displayed! Thanks in advance!
  11. Hi, I want to set up a more shiny UI and have been directed to emby. At the moment I'm browsing the smb share. So I've been playing around yesterday, scanning my movie share on my unRAID server. Looked nice as I left. Now I came back and the library is wiped clean. I imagine this is due to the fact that my media server is not running 24/7. The scheduler is set to scan the media library after 12 hours by default. The emby docker itself is running 24/7 on a bananaPi. SharpCifs.Smb.SmbException: SharpCifs.Smb.SmbException: Failed to connect: 0.0.0.0<00>/media.server.ip What is the right setting in my usecase. I think some check for the presence (e.g. ping) of the media server is needed before a library update is performed. Somebody with this usecase here?
  12. Hello, When refreshing metadata (with images replacement) on my French language movies, I can only found "English" versions of images in despite of my library setting is "Preferred download language : French". Par exemple, on the french movie "Patients (2017)", no images are found. When manually looking for the images, I can found sereval "French" tagged images : several "Primary" (at TMDB), one "Disc" and nearly all the rest at FanArt.tv But I can get this from Emby server setting only by manually using "Edit images", then checking "All languages". By automated way, only "English" and "no language" images are found. Applying a manual selection to my whole collection would be really painful. Regarding my library setting, the behavior I would expect would be to primary look for "French" image, then ideally, if none are found, use "English" of "no language" as a fallback option. Is there anything I missed in the setting? Or could it be a bug? My library structure is aligned with the naming recommendations (ex. : \Films\Patients (2017)\Patients (2017).avi ) I attached the logs just after I tryed to refresh my example move metadata (with images replacement). Thank you in advance for your help,
  13. I have a folder for Movies which is the only folder in a library called "All movies." This library has metadata scanning turned on. Under the Movies directory, I have a subfolder called "New" which I have a separate library pointed to (library is named New). Folder structure: -Movies ----New ----A ----B ----C etc. Library setup: All movies > "Movies directory" New > "New directory" Nothing is showing up in the New library. Can a file only exist in a single library?
  14. I recently wanted to try to add a 'Download' directory to show up as a library in Emby so I could watch freshly downloaded content. This content does not need to be scanned and scraped since a lot will not make it to the collection.... Therefore I created a library called 'Download' and tried the category 'Mixed content', this however led to many unwanted and non-existing content being added (for instance also to collections). So I decide to remove this library and re-created it with the category 'Home videos & photos'. Still the issues remained and I deleted it again. But then 2 buttons called 'Download' showed up in the Emby Home page. I did a 'Scan all Libraries' and 1 button disappeared. But there is still 1 button remaining. How can I get rid of this now?? My library view: And my Home view: Is there a way to manually strip this button from the home page? And: Is there a way to just add a library which will just list as a folder (no scraping whatsoever) ? Thanks, L
  15. Embury5000

    Empty Library

    On my Apple TV, after the update to v4 of Emby, I am no longer able to see the content of my TV Shows library. I have tried rebooting the server, reinstalling the server, removing and reinstalling the app, removing and recreating the TV Shows library, and still cannot see anything. I am able to the content of a library if I choose the TV Shows and give it any other name.
  16. daniel.bmyer

    Library Issue / Question

    Hi, is there a way to force a tv show series to be copied to a specific folder? Here's my issue. I have two folders, one called TV Series and one called TV Shows. TV Series is where I keep my full blu ray copies of tv shows I own on my Unraid Server. TV Shows is where I download episodes to temporarily to watch then delete. I'm not keeping these shows. However, here's where I run into a problem. Occasionally I will have the same show in both folders. For ex, I have Star Trek Discovery in TV Series as I have the complete season 1 blu ray there. IN TV Shows I have Star Trek Discovery as well for Season 2 episodes I download, watch then delete. Whenever I download an episode of Season 2 it gets copied to TV Series folder instead of TV Show folder. I tried renaming the folder in TV Series to something else, but then auto organize just creates a Star Trek Discovery folder there and copies the episode. I simply cannot get it to copy the episodes to the TV Shows folder. Any ideas / suggestions?
  17. dsmithp233

    Multiple sort capabilities

    Will Emby get the capability of multiple filters? Let's say that I want to see my music library A-Z by artist name then by release date. Currently in 4.0, it shows this: Has there been any thoughts or requests to do more sort capabilities than only one option? Thanks.
  18. Hi, After upgrading to v4, I made a mistake in creating duplicated new media libraries by clicking the Ok multiple times when it didn't seem to respond. Then I deleted the duplicated ones thinking the problem would be solved. Nope. While there is no more duplicated media libraries, all the earlier duplicated ones still appear in Metadata Manager and my home screen. I even deleted the new media library but all the duplicated media libraries are still in Metadata Manager and my home screen. For clarity's sake, here is a list of things that I've tried but nothing helped. 1. Delete duplicated media libraries 2. Delete the newly created media library 3. Scan all libraries and restart the Emby server (done multiple times) 4. Restore a backup done before upgrading to v4 (no longer a Premium user) If it's simply because Restore works only for Premium users, the solution is easy. I just want to make sure that before renewing my Premium membership. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks! Aaron
  19. I currently use Plex and considering switching to Emby. I see that Plex uses a single movie folder with all the movies in it whereas Emby prefers separate folders for each movie. Can someone please elaborate on these two approaches and suggest if I should convert my existing library to separate folders for each movie?
  20. virtualburton

    Some Movies, but not all, not showing up

    Hi there - I'm new to Emby. Running server on MacMini with MacOS Mojave 10.14.2, using Safari to browse Emby on other Macs/ipads I created 3 new libraries when I set it up the first time - Movies, TV Shows and Downloads. I used Plex for years and had all of my media in those folders already. Each of those folders/drives has numerous sub-folders. Movies has Action, Comedy, Christmas, Kids, Other and Temp as sub-folders. Each of them is full of movies in misc. formats - .avi, .mp4, .mkv, etc. I added the libraries to Emby and everything seemed good, but then I went to watch a Western the other day and I can't find it in Emby. "Westerns" is a sub-folder of "Temp" since I hadn't filed it away and cleaned it up yet. At any rate, I cannot find any of the movies in the Westerns folder in Envy. They are on the disk, but not in Emby. I thought maybe it's because Westerns was a sub folder so I tried adding the folder "Westerns" to the "Movies" library, no change. I then thought maybe the folder structure was too deep so I moved the folder Movies/Temp/Westerns to just /Movies/Westerns but still don't see it. When I go to the Emby home page and select Movies then view by Folders it shows Action, Comedy, Christmas, Kids and Other but no Temp. I obviously tried re-scanning the whole library, just the Movies Library, etc, a bunch of times,. restarted the server, browsers, etc, same thing. The last thing I tried was adding a completely new library called "Westerns" so now I have Movies, TV Shows, Downloads and Westerns, now I have 4 libraries. When I set up the new Library added /Movies/Westerns as the only folder and annoyingly it showed nothing. The library is created, but has nothing in it. I must have angered the Envy gods because it does not want to playa. Western for me. Can anyone offer any suggestions or guidance on what is going wrong here? Thanks in advance,
  21. Hi, happy new year to everybody I was just wondering, how do you guys manage shared universes/series cross overs in your library? For example DCs Arrow-Universe. I've all the shows in my library, but currently I've to manually look up in which order I've to watch them. Is there a feature in emby that can help me with that? Can I merge these shows together in a set like I can with movies? Can I create a smart playlist based on the air date of the episodes? Is there any other way to watch spin-offs/crossovers in the correct order? How do you do it in your private library? Has anybody developed a system/workflow for this?
  22. I can't find a way to easily see which files still need to be converted. It would be great if Emby could give some sort of info or report about my media library. Things like: - how much of my media has already been optimised for playback - a "suggestion list" of files that should be optimised to avoid transcoding This info could be displayed on the server dashboard or in each library folder's info. This would also be very useful for new users who don't understand much about conversions, transcoding etc and could guide them into what they should do next to have the best possible experience. What do you think? Any ideas on how this could be best displayed?
  23. macwillard

    Music Library w/ Audio books flickering

    I recently installed the Emby server on my Windows 7 PC and have set up a Music library under which I have placed my audio book folders (all MP3 Audio files within their own folders). I use a Roku 2 to access Emby via the app from the Roku store. I can access and play the audio via the Roku, but when I do press play the background flickers between black, a rainbow color, and transitions between some combination of the two. All media on the screen appears and disappears, including but not limited to: buttons for Play and Stop, all images, and the entire Now Playing section at the bottom. When I back out of the Music library the images at my Home Screen continue to appear and disappear, and the background continues its psychedelic dance. My Windows 7 doesn't have this problem. Is this a known bug or did I set up my audio books incorrectly?
  24. Didn't see where you could do it already, so. It would be cool to be able to break down the update library task into individual tasks, IE just the dvr library at $int, tv library at $largerint, books at $daily, music at $weekly. user definable obviously.
  25. Seems that if you move Emby (Portable) everything is fine, except this reference to the library information? Everything else is detected in the correct new location, except this, and it only errors when you try to scan the library. Program data path: D:\Emby\programdata Application directory: D:\Emby\system System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path 'E:\Emby\programdata\root\default\Movies'. Any Idea how I can fix this easily/quickly?
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