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  1. Phuein

    Question about my Roku performance

    So, this is not a technical post. I know that's annoying, but I've been having this odd experience for a while, so I'm wondering if I'm not alone in this... My Roku sometimes becomes very slow. I noticed that going into the emby app and out again sometimes resolves this. But not any other app. Almost as if there's some kind of [memory?] leak. Today, not for the first time, the wife and I were watching a show and by the middle of the episode it bugged out and kept on doing the Loading thing (bar.) I restarted emby on my PC, but that didn't help. I restarted the Roku, disconnecting it from power for a soft reset, and that did solve it. Now, I know, it might just be the Roku stick. Maybe. It is a more recent one, though. (It's a Roku Streaming Stick HD. Not worst, not best.) The way we use emby is to watch something, an episode of some show, off the PC (streaming.) At some point we'll pause the video and go back to the main Roku screen (press the Home button.) Until the next use. In between, either use Netflix or Youtube. Does any part of this sound odd? Does anybody else have this issue? I don't expect a clear solution, as much as I anticipate information that might help. Cheers.
  2. PatD

    No more Roku thumbnails plugin?

    The versions after 4.0.2 seem to have broken something in the way the Roku thumbnails plugin works. Using I can still use the .bif files that were created in the past, but no new thumbnails are created for new files added to the library. In fact, the plugin doesn't show anymore under the Plugin section or in the Scheduled Tasks section.
  3. I have update from 4.0 and now I am having major issues with transcoding videos for playback to a Roku. Nothing in my setup changed other than the emby server update. I have tried to look at the logs but am unable to make heads or tails of them as I am not use to looking at these sorts of logs. Information about my Emby setup Base is Windows 2012 Server R2 1 x 1TB Hard drive 1x 5TB Hard Drive Cache is currently set to a USB3.0 Flash drive (this is a trial item. Was set to a folder on the 1TB hard drive prior.) Transcoding cache is set to a RAM disk. As the transcoding space is temporary and should be quick access I created a RAM disk on my server for the purpose of this. Any logs that would be needed please let me know. If others are experiencing this as well I would like to know. If there is anyway I can rollback my Emby Server version that would be helpful as well.
  4. KidNamedCudi

    Subtitles always playing

    Every time I watch anything on the Roku that has subtitles with it, it always plays the subs even though they aren't forced and I have to manually go and turn it off. I don't think this is the expected behavior. Is there any way to disable subs unless they are forced?
  5. Hi! I've taken the time to have my library calculate the chapter thumbnails for a better user experience. However, the (beta) Roku app that I'm currently using doesn't show those thumbnails during playback. When I choose a movie/show to play, I can find the chapter list down below and see the thumbnails. But this is before playback begins. When playback starts, I can no longer see the thumbnails on the Roku app when I try to fast-forward or rewind, or regardless of what I try. Both the Android and Web apps show them just fine. Thanks!
  6. diego.rivera

    QNAP, Roku Ultra, MPEG2 Woes

    Hi, all! I want to set up Emby on my QNAP NAS where I keep my media files. Currently it's running Plex without a hitch, but I just want to replace it with Emby because of the integration with TVHeadEnd. The reason for that is I want to turn my Roku Ultra into my "de-facto HTPC" (sort of). I got it all working, but have one problem: Emby insists on transcoding everything coming from TVHeadEnd from its source MPEG2 format to H.264. The problem with that that my QNAP doesn't have that much horsepower to begin with and thus starts to suffer from the extra transcoding effort. Since both the Roku and the TV support MPEG2 (a.k.a. H.262), keeping the stream in this format shouldn't be an issue, right? Perhaps this is something that TVHeadEnd configuration can be tweaked for? (i.e. spit out an MKV instead of a TS stream?) Perhaps at the Emby (server or Roku app) level? I doubt something can be tweaked at the Roku level... Unfortunately, I'm drawing somewhat of a blank here and need help from someone with more experience on the topic...perhaps someone has solved this before? Thanks!
  7. olegeiser

    Autoplay on Roku?

    Hello.Newbie here. I have autoplay selected in Embry servers settings but on my Roku 3 using the Embry Roku app it will not play the next video in the folder. How do I get the autoplay to work like the internal Roku media player? Many thanks....
  8. With the assistance of a helpful individual (kmbanana) on the Emby discord, I was able to get Emby for Roku working-- for those that have struggled previously, if you have Emby installed behind a reverse proxy to go to something like https://domain.com/emby (as opposed to https://emby.domain.com) this apparently completely breaks Emby for Roku when connecting via Emby Connect. It'll see the server and on the "connect to a server" screen on Emby for Roku it'll says the url is "https://domain.com:443/emby" which LOOKS correct, but if you try to connect, it just won't. You have to delete the server and then re-add it: https://domain.com/emby and then port 00000. Yes, the port 00000 is the most important part. In your server configuration, of course, set your public port to 80 and your public https port to 443, and have "secure connection mode" to "Handled by reverse proxy". Of course, you can save all this hassle by use a subdomain (i.e. emby.domain.com) as opposed to domain.com/emby, but that's not how I had my server/certs set up.... and while I will probably end up going that direction, I want to explain this option to those where setting up another subdomain may not be an option for whatever reason.
  9. Hello, The roku Emby app displays the posters of "Latest movies and Shows" and also "Trailers" section perfectly. But when I open the main folder the posters are resized and scaled which comes out distorted. Check out the pictures** I went through all of the settings on Emby server (Windows AND linux servers) and also settings on the Roku player but to no success to correct this. Does anyone have the solution?
  10. I have a Ubuntu Emby set up with LiveTV via TVHeadEnd with a Hauppauge QuadHD TV Tuner. For the most part, it worst really well, but this past weekend, I was helping my dad set up some Rokus at his house-- One new Roku Premiere+ and one older model. Both are capable of streaming the LiveTV, but when one Roku attempts to stream a channel, and the other Roku tries to stream another channel, it will supposedly change the channel on the first Roku. Is there some limitation to one LiveTV steam per account? I was going through the settings and I didn't see any way to unrestrict it if that is the case... I did verify that *I* am able to stream another live tv channel from my Roku (which is in a different house and a different Emby & Roku account). I've suggested that maybe he should try setting up an entirely separate Emby account for the other Roku and I'd send him another invite to the server, but this just seems ... odd to me.
  11. Hi, I am running Roku Emby version 3.0.134. I am running Emby Server version I am running the Emby app on iOS version 1.7.4. I am a premiere member. When I try to watch a video via Roku or iOS, I either get a blank screen with sound or I get the video replaying a 1 second portion over and over again. This was happening before I upgraded the server and clients. And it continues after upgrading all to latest versions. Interestingly, when I play the video via web browser on a laptop it works perfectly. I have attached the ffmpegtranscode and EmbyServer log files for reference. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. ffmpegtranscode.log EmbyServer.txt
  12. I got a new TCL Roku TV and I just noticed that the Emby App does not show the drop down menu for different versions of the same title movie. In the windows app if you open a movie that has different version (Original Theatrical Cut, Directors Cut etc.) you get a drop down that lets you pick the version that you want. In the Emby app on Roku TV neither vers. 3.0.134 or Beta 3.0.1398 have this drop down. So you can't access the different versions of the movie. Is there a plan to address this in the future? On a side note I love the new sort options in the Beta!
  13. I am running my MB server on a used PC. It's an AMD apu. I use an external Seagate hdd, Emby is on 1 ssd with paths to cache, metadata and transcoding on another. I mostly use a Roku premiere, Nvidia shield and my main PC as clients. As the title suggests my problem is with very long load times for channel changing, specifically with the Shield and Roku, the PC is fine. The Shield is the worst with load times easily between 10-15 seconds and sometimes reaching 17-20 seconds and bringing up a prompt asking about playback error. I choose Emby because live Tv seemed to actually work, as opposed to Plex which didn't. That leads me to believe it might be my set up. Is it my drives? My cpu? (AMD A10 7850k) My internet is fiber 500mbs download, 100 up. I've attached what I believe is a pertinent log. Thanks.
  14. Gilgamesh_48

    Roku thumbnail library exclusion?

    When installing the Roku Thumbnails plugin it says that you should exclude libraries if you do not want or need thumbnails for them in order to save time and space. However I can find no way to do that. It seems that all my video libraries will, eventually, get thumbnails generated. While I have plenty of space and I can wait the days it will take to get all my libraries done there are several that I would like to exclude if it is possible. For me I only want thumbnails for movies. My large TV show library does not need them and my library of very short home videos has no need either. If I could exclude those it would help tremendously in both time and space as those libraries represent almost 20 of my 30 tb library so I could save a lot if I could exclude some libraries but I cannot find a way to exclude libraries or folders. Any help is much appreciated.
  15. ThePaladinTech

    Download & Sync

    Just me with some more (dumb) ?s I've been moving more and more to using Emby for recording my TV. in the past there was the option to convert to MKV ... That was removed, but the ability to convert the recordings to a MP4 was added. I just discovered this a couple days ago (and can't for the life of me find LUKEs post (post? blog? wiki?) on it. In any event I have some questions ... I am currently converting 49 recordings. When I go to server dashboard ... downloads & Sync and click on the 'recordings' item .. this is where I get confused. Scrolling down I see the 49 items. These items can have the following status: Queued, Converting, Downloaded, and I think one like "ready for transfer". Each item has a grey or green line under it. What is the significance of this? Converting it makes sense as the bar goes across while it's converting. but I also have Queued Grey line, Queued Green line, Downloaded Grey line, and Downloaded Green line. Finally what does the circled minus do? Thanks in advance
  16. S3v3nD34dly51ns

    Video crashing to Roku home screen

    Noticed something as of late, when trying to play videos through Roku they will 'cycle' through as though they're going to play then it will immediately crash the Emby app and then go right back to the Roku homescreen. It's random, because sometimes it will play the movie that I was just watching and other times it will do this. Roku software version is 9.0.0 build 4084-24, and Emby has been uninstalled and reinstalled. Sometimes restarting of the Roku fixes the issue. Anyone else experience this? I can do a debug log and send it if need be just need to enable Emby debug on the Roku and pull from there.
  17. My setup: Windows 10 pro Optiplex 990-mt with a i7-2600 3.4ghz processor and 8mb ram Bitdefender total security 2019 (if it matters) Hauppauge wintv-quad model 1609 WinTv 8.5 Roku streaming stick model 3800rw Installed WinTv as per forums (as admin... etc) and have zero problems running that program in windows. Installed the tuner in Emby and it located the tuners and installed with no problem. Generally in the web browser all channels play well. Installed the current Emby app (3.0128) in Roku. The app will only play a channel 1 to 3 times before I get a playback error. After that it will not play until I restart the server. Installed the Roku beta app & blue neon app and they do the same as above. I am to the point where I have a fresh install of Emby with original setting, no plugins and just the quad tuner installed in livetv. When I had a m3u tuner installed it had no problems and ran well. I have noticed in the dashboard when connected to the Roku that it will show the channel and info when playing and when I click the back button on the remote it will show "seen 1 minute ago" and it will play another channel. But... sometimes when I hit the back button on the remote it still shows the channel playing on the dashboard. When I go to another channel I get the error and the dashboard shows direct playing, but it does not show on the TV. I have tried changing the video quality (from auto) in the Roku app to various settings but didn't help. I have been struggling for a while to get this to work so any help would greatly be appreciated. Attached are the logs, plus I sent logs in roku app @ 3:16 user: Randy Thanks in advance
  18. Seems the Roku thumbnails plugin always tries to create thumbnails for trailers during a scheduled task. Except it has nowhere to save these so simply discards them, wasting a bunch of time, and trailers are so short they shouldn't need thumbnails anyways.
  19. I am Trying to play a 4k HDR sample at 60fps. emby keeps trying to transcode and it either fails to play or plays but not in HDR . when I look at the transcode log it shows reason for transcode is framerate? but it also shows max frame rate is 61 so I don't know why its transcoding. I have tried this with other resolutions in HDR at 60fps with the same result. what is causing this. doesn't matter if its emby or blue neon app with force direct play same result Russman log attached TV model: LC-65Q7370U Log.txt
  20. jeflatt

    Collections in Playlists

    I couldn't find anything in the forums on this topic, so hopefully this isn't covered somewhere that I missed. I'm currently running Emby beta for Roku, 3.0.131. I only have movies on my server. No music. Some of these are in collections. When I put a movie into a playlist that is also in a collection, the ENTIRE collection appears on the playlist. If I look at the playlist on the web version of Emby, only the movies I selected show up in the playlist; no collections. So it seems to work in the web version, but not in Roku. Is there a setting I'm missing or is this something that may get fixed in the future?
  21. @speechless Since Roku supports mpeg2 decodings, I having playback issue with 1080i content at high bitrate (>17mbps). The playback breaks up, pixalized, etc. forcing the server to transcode it to h264 solves this issue. i know that it's not an emby issue, since I have the exact same behavior when trying it with the orange brand competitor (On the preview channel, they now support direct play on mpeg2 content). I'm just wondering if you can pass this issue along to Roku? In Canada, the broadcasters don't have any sub channel, only the primary channel and they use all the ATSC 1.0 bandwith available in a 6 MHz width channel. So all my local ota channels are between 18 and 19 mbps. All those channels have the playback issue. I also received the major USA broadcasts from Vermont. The biterate of those broadcasts are lower. For example, CBS is around 13mbps. I don't have issue with CBS and the other USA channels. Thank you
  22. I've been having a problem lately with emby crashing on a Raspberry Pi on DietPi. It ran almost without fault for the last year or so. After an upgrade from 3.3x to 3.5.2, it began crashing within minutes of starting it. So, I wiped the system and started over completely with a new install of DietPi and Emby as well. I'm not totally sure what's causing it, but I've been trying to run the Roku "create thumbnails" scheduled task, and it invariably crashes, even if I don't access the system in any other way. I've attached a copy of the log file, and the linux error status is also posted below. Any help would be greatly appreciated. ● emby-server.service - Emby Server is a personal media server with apps on just about every device. Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/emby-server.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: failed (Result: signal) since Tue 2018-12-18 20:07:35 EST; 1h 47min ago Process: 6526 ExecStart=/opt/emby-server/bin/emby-server (code=killed, signal=ABRT) Main PID: 6526 (code=killed, signal=ABRT) Dec 18 19:14:28 DietPi emby-server[6526]: Info App: Sqlite compiler options: COMPILER=gcc-6.4.1 20170707,ENABLE_COLUMN_METADATA,ENABLE_DBSTAT_VTAB,ENA BLE_FTS3,ENABLE_FTS3_PARENTHESIS,ENABLE_FTS3_TOKENIZER,ENABLE_FTS5,ENABLE_JSON1,ENABLE_PREUPDATE_HOOK,ENABLE_RTREE,ENABLE_SESSION,ENABLE_UNLOCK_NOTIFY ,ENABLE_UPDATE_DELETE_LIMIT,LIKE_DOESNT_MATCH_BLOBS,MAX_SCHEMA_RETRY=25,MAX_VARIABLE_NUMBER=250000,OMIT_LOOKASIDE,SECURE_DELETE,THREADSAFE=1 Dec 18 19:14:28 DietPi emby-server[6526]: Info App: Default journal_mode for /var/lib/emby/data/sync14.db is wal Dec 18 19:14:28 DietPi emby-server[6526]: Info App: PRAGMA synchronous=1 Dec 18 19:14:28 DietPi emby-server[6526]: Info App: Entry point completed: Emby.Server.Sync.SyncManagerEntryPoint. Duration: 0.082916 seconds Dec 18 19:14:28 DietPi emby-server[6526]: Info App: Starting entry point Emby.Server.Sync.SyncNotificationEntryPoint Dec 18 19:14:28 DietPi emby-server[6526]: Info App: Entry point completed: Emby.Server.Sync.SyncNotificationEntryPoint. Duration: 0.0145443 seconds Dec 18 19:14:28 DietPi emby-server[6526]: Info App: All entry points have started Dec 18 20:07:34 DietPi systemd[1]: emby-server.service: Main process exited, code=killed, status=6/ABRT Dec 18 20:07:35 DietPi systemd[1]: emby-server.service: Unit entered failed state. Dec 18 20:07:35 DietPi systemd[1]: emby-server.service: Failed with result 'signal'. log.zip
  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. Sorry if this is already asked/answered, but my search didn't find it... In both Emby and Emby beta apps for the TCL Roku TV, I don't have a way of turning captions off and on at the movie or show play screen. Before I went to my profile settings and turned them off entirely, they would default to being turned ON, and I couldn't do anything about it. This isn't true of any other version of Emby I've tried (Chrome, Android). Thanks, Jim
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