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  1. This guide will explain how to setup a Windows Server instance of Emby server with IIS as full transparent reverse proxy with SSL offload and auto-renewing certificates via Lets Encrypt. First, What is IIS? IIS or Internet Information Services is the web server service provided with Windows and Windows server installations. It is industry standard technology and is widely supported and regularly maintained by Microsoft. Second, What is a reverse proxy? A reverse proxy will take requests coming into your server (in this case HTTPS on port 443) and route them to a backend application (in this case Emby Server on port 8096 on the same box or another). Reverse proxies are very useful if you only have 1 public IP and multiple services you would like to run on a single port (443, for example is standard secure web traffic) or multiple servers that need to appear as one. Third, Why do I want a certificate for my site from Lets Encrypt? Well, most sites now days are secure (read they encrypt your traffic to prevent people from seeing your data), browsers these days flag sites that are not using properly signed certificate chains or run on insecure ports. If you use a self signed certificate in Emby, you may have difficulty getting things like the iOS app or Roku app to work properly outside your home. (Not sure about the rest of you, but Emby on the kid’s iPad is a life saver for long car rides). Let’s Encrypt provides free SSL certificates that are signed by certificate authorities that will be recognized on all devices and platforms. I will be using Windows Server 2019 with IIS 10 and AAR 3. All of this should work with Windows Server 2012R2 and Windows Server 2016 as well as Windows 10, however there may be some differences. You can use either stable or beta version of Emby Server, however in this guide we will use the stable version. At the time of writing, this guide will get you a full A+ rating from SSLlabs.com security test. (For comparison purposes, Facebook’s rating is a B.) In this guide we will: Install Emby Server Move Emby Server Installation to a non-user-locked location Setup a service user to run Emby Server as Configure Emby Server to run as a service Configure Windows Firewall Install IIS Install AAR Install IIS Rewrite module Configure AAR Configure IIS as a reverse proxy for Emby Configure SSL cypher suites for the server Install the Certify the Web client. Configure Certify the Web for auto-renewing SSL certificate for your domain Note: To be externally accessible, you will need to configure your route/modem to port forward 80 and 443 to your server. Pre-reqs/Assumptions: A physical server or VM running Windows Server An Internet Connection A DynDNS/No-IP URL (or similar routable dns name pointed at your router’s public IP) You have port forwarded ports 80 and 443 through your router to the machine you will use as a reverse proxy (in this guide we will use the same box for the reverse proxy and Emby server, but these can be run on different hosts). You have installed Notepad++ on the machine you will be setting up. Install Emby Server Download Emby Server Run the Installer Click Run when prompted If prompted by smart screen, click run anyway If prompted to install Visual C++ runtime, click install It will install to default location of %APPDATA%\Emby-Server. Move Emby Server to Non-User Locked Location Ensure that Emby Server is not running (right click icon in system tray if present and click Exit) Navigate to default location of %APPDATA% (%userprofille%\appdata\roaming) Right click the folder and click "cut" Navigate to C:\ (or root of the drive you wish to have Emby run from) Right click in the whitespace and paste. (if prompted to provide administrator permission, approve) Create a Service Account to run Emby as Note: Instructions show how to do this using local users and computers, you can also do this with Active Directory Users and Computers if your server is running that role. Right click on the start button (Windows flag) on the left side of the task bar Click Computer Management Expand Local Users and Groups on the left side Click Users Right click the whitespace and click new user Complete the new user dialog as shown (make sure you save whatever password you use as you will need it later, ProTip: don't re-use passwords) Click create Click close Close the computer management window Setup NSSM NSSM (Non-Sucking Service Manager) is needed to run Emby Server as a service as Emby Server does not include the nessicary components to run as a Windows service by default. Download here: https://nssm.cc/download Double click downloaded zip to open it in windows explorer Navigate to /win64 folder inside zip Copy/extract 64 bit version of the file to C:\Emby-Server Setup Folder Permissions Navigate to C:\ Right click the Emby-Server folder Click Properties Click Security tab Click Advanced Click Disable Inheritance Click Convert to Explicit Select CREATOR OWNER Click Remove Select Users (special) Click Remove Click Add Enter SvcEmby in the dialog Click OK Click Full Control Click OK Click Change next to owner at the top of the box Type SvcEmby in the dialog Click OK Check the Replace owner check box Check the Replace permissions checkbox Verify the dialog window looks similar to this (computer name will be different) Click OK When prompted if you want to replace permissions click Yes Verify security tab looks like this Click OK Setup Emby as a Service using NSSM Right click the start button on the left side of the task bar Click Windows Powershell (Admin) Type: "cd C:\Emby-Server" and press enter Type ".\nssm.exe install Emby" and press enter The install service dialog will launch, fill out as follows: Application Tab Details Tab Logon Tab (note, if you are using active directory it should be: YOURDOMAIN\SvcEmby) Exit Actions Tab Click Install Service Click OK Config ure Windows Firewall Click Start Click Control Panel Click Windows Defender Firewall Click Advanced Settings on the left hand side Click Inbound Rules Click New Rule on the right hand side Click Port Click Next Type 80, 443 in the ports box Click Next Click Next Click Next Name it Web Server Ports Click Finish Install IIS (Internet Information Services) Click Start Click Server Manager Click Add Roles and Features Click next on the Before you Begin page Click Role Based install Click Next Verify you are installing on your local server Click Next Check the box for "Web Server (IIS)" When prompted to install management tools Click Add Features Click Next Under Features, click Next Click Next again to get to role services Check the boxes for all of the following role services Make sure you check the box for web sockets under Application Development, this is needed for various features of Emby to work right. Click Next Click Install Once installation completes, click close Install Web Platform Installer add-on Download from: https://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx Run the Web Platform Installer add-on installer Click Install Click Finish Install AAR (Advanced Application Routing) Download from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47333 Run the Request Router installer Click Install Install IIS Re-Write Module Click Start Click Administrative Tools Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager Click the name of your server on the left Double Click on the Web Platform Installer In the search box type "url rewrite" Click Add Click Install Click I Agree Click Finish Configure AAR Click Start Click Administrative Tools Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager Click the name of your server on the left Right Click Server Farms Click Create Server Farm Name your Server Farm Click Next Enter the IP address of the server or "localhost" Click Add Click Finish Click No in the dialog that pops up Expand your newly created Server Farm Click Proxy Configure settings as shown Click Apply Click your Server Click Application Request Routing Click Server Proxy Settings Configure settings as shown Click Apply Click Your Server Configure IIS Server Variables Click Url Re-Write Click View Server Variables Click Add Type "HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING" Click OK Click Add Type "HTTP_X_ORIGINAL_ACCEPT_ENCODING" Click OK Click Add Type "HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR" Click OK Click Add Type "HTTP_X_REAL_IP" Click OK Click Your Server Create Emby Site Expand Sites on the left hand side Right Click "Default Web Site" Highlight "Manage Website" Click Stop Right Click the white space in the Sites list Click Add Website Click the "..." button to the right of Physical Path Browse to C:\inetpub\wwwroot Click it Click Make New Folder Call it Emby Click OK Under Binding Fill in with your public host name (see dynamic dns mentioned in pre-reqs) Click OK Configure Logging Click your server Click Logging Click Select Fields Click Add Field Configure as shown Click OK Click OK Click Apply Install and Configure Certify The Web client Download From: https://certifytheweb.com Run the Certify the Web installer Click Next Click Next Click Next Click Install Click Finish Click New Certificate Click on on Contact Prompt Fill in your contact email Click Register Contact Click New Certificate again Select Emby from the sites list Name and domain will populate automatically. Click Deployment Configure as shown Complete certificate verification process Click your site in IIS manager Click Bindings Verify there is an HTTPS binding and that it looks similar to this (with your domain information) Edit Web.Config for Emby Site Click HTTP Response Headers Click Add Configure as show (we are just creating a header to get the web.config to exist, we will paste in a premed one below, so these values dont really matter) Click OK Open an Explorer window and Browse to C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Emby Right click web.config and Edit with Notepad++ Replace existing content with web.config below <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <configuration> <system.webServer> <rewrite> <rules> <clear></clear> <rule name="Redirect to https" enabled="true" patternSyntax="Wildcard" stopProcessing="true"> <match url="*" negate="false" /> <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAny"> <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="off" /> </conditions> <action type="Redirect" url="https://{HTTP_HOST}{REQUEST_URI}" redirectType="Found" /> </rule> <rule name="Proxy to Emby" stopProcessing="false"> <match url="(.*)" /> <serverVariables> <set name="HTTP_X_ORIGINAL_ACCEPT_ENCODING" value="{HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING}" /> <set name="HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING" value="" /> <set name="HTTP_X_REAL_IP" value="{REMOTE_ADDR}" /> </serverVariables> <action type="Rewrite" url="http://localhost:8096/{R:1}" logRewrittenUrl="true" /> <conditions> <add input="/{R:1}" pattern=".well-known" negate="true" /> </conditions> </rule> </rules> <outboundRules> <rule name="Add Strict-Transport-Security when HTTPS" enabled="true"> <match serverVariable="RESPONSE_Strict_Transport_Security" pattern=".*" /> <conditions> <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="on" /> </conditions> <action type="Rewrite" value="max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains; preload" /> </rule> <rule name="Proxy to Emby" preCondition="ResponseIsHtml1" enabled="true"> <match filterByTags="A, Area, Base, Form, Frame, Head, IFrame, Img, Input, Link, Script" pattern="^http(s)?://http://localhost:8096/(.*)" /> <action type="Rewrite" value="http{R:1}://media.example.com/{R:2}" /> </rule> <rule name="Restore-AcceptEncoding" preCondition="NeedsRestoringAcceptEncoding"> <match serverVariable="HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING" pattern="^(.*)" /> <action type="Rewrite" value="{HTTP_X_ORIGINAL_ACCEPT_ENCODING}" /> </rule> <preConditions> <preCondition name="ResponseIsHtml1"> <add input="{RESPONSE_CONTENT_TYPE}" pattern="^text/(.+)" /> </preCondition> <preCondition name="NeedsRestoringAcceptEncoding"> <add input="{HTTP_X_ORIGINAL_ACCEPT_ENCODING}" pattern=".+" /> </preCondition> </preConditions> </outboundRules> </rewrite> <caching enabled="false" enableKernelCache="false" /> <httpProtocol> <customHeaders> <add name="X-Frame-Options" value="SAMEORIGIN" /> <add name="X-Xss-Protection" value="1; mode=block" /> <add name="X-Content-Type-Options" value="nosniff" /> <add name="Referrer-Policy" value="same-origin" /> <add name="Feature-Policy" value="sync-xhr 'self'" /> <add name="Cache-Control" value="no-cache" /> </customHeaders> </httpProtocol> </system.webServer> </configuration> Save changes (if prompted to restart Notepad++ in admin mode allow it and then try saving again) IIS will now be properly configured as a reverse proxy for Emby. Under IIS Manager > Rewrite you should now see the following rules: Configure Server Cyphers Download here: https://www.nartac.com/Products/IISCrypto/Download (GUI version) Run the IISCrypto too Click Templates In the template drop down box, select PCI 3.2 This will disable IIS from being able to serve via SSL 2.0, 3.0; TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. This will leave just the industry standard TLS 1.2. Click Apply Click OK. Reboot your server. Emby Internal Settings Navigate to your server via the localhost:8096 address Click the gear in the top right corner Click Network from the list of tabs on the right Configure as shown (use your hostname in the external domain box) Conclusion Upon rebooting your computer will start IIS services and Emby server as a service. Traffic coming in on port 80 (if someone just types your url without HTTPS in their browser's address bar) will be automatically redirected to port 443 and the HTTPS:// version of your host name. Your certificate will auto-renew every so often and re-bind to the site in IIS without any interaction on your part. This allows for a server that you can for the most part setup, and forget about and just manage your Emby installation via its web ui. There are a lot of ways to set up Emby server depending on your environment and other factors. For my environment this made the most sense and since large portions of this took quite a bit of digging and research to get working just right, I figured Id make someone else's life a little easier if they were trying to do something similar. These instructions can be adapted for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows 8 and Windows 10. In the end browsing to your domain should look like this in the browser Additional Information for Updating When Updating your Emby installation. Simply stop the service for Emby, install like you normally would, then just cut the system folder inside the %appdata%\emby-server folder and paste it into the C:\Emby-Server folder. When prompted replace all files, then start the service again once the copy completes. Additional Information about Connecting with Emby Apps When connecting to your Emby installation remotely with Emby apps remember to prefix your domain name with https:// and use 443 for the port number. <Edit> Additional Information about changing Emby Server Title: For those users who wish to change their page title in browser (as discussed here), here is additional Web.Config information that will let you do just that! Using IIS Re-Write rules to change the page title means, you don't have to edit files to reset it every time you upgrade your Emby Server! Add these 3 rules at the bottom of the rules list, replace whole <preConditions> block too.: NOTE: Make sure you replace ALL 4 instances of NAME_OF_YOUR_SERVER with what you want your server to display in the tab bar. <rule name="RewriteTitle" preCondition="ResponseIsHtml1" enabled="true"> <match filterByTags="None" pattern="&lt;title>(.*)&lt;/title>" /> <action type="Rewrite" value="&lt;title>NAME_OF_YOUR_SERVER&lt;/title>" /> </rule> <rule name="RewriteAppHeaderJs" preCondition="ResponseIsJS" enabled="true"> <match filterByTags="None" pattern="document.title=&quot;Emby&quot;" /> <action type="Rewrite" value="document.title=&quot;NAME_OF_YOUR_SERVER&quot;" /> </rule> <rule name="RewriteAppHeaderJs2" preCondition="ResponseIsJS" enabled="true"> <match filterByTags="None" pattern="title.Name||&quot;Emby&quot;:&quot;Emby&quot;" /> <action type="Rewrite" value="title.Name||&quot;NAME_OF_YOUR_SERVER&quot;:&quot;NAME_OF_YOUR_SERVER&quot;" /> </rule> <preConditions> <preCondition name="ResponseIsHtml1"> <add input="{RESPONSE_CONTENT_TYPE}" pattern="^text/(.+)" /> </preCondition> <preCondition name="ResponseIsJS"> <add input="{RESPONSE_CONTENT_TYPE}" pattern="application/javascript|text/javascript" /> </preCondition> <preCondition name="NeedsRestoringAcceptEncoding"> <add input="{HTTP_X_ORIGINAL_ACCEPT_ENCODING}" pattern=".+" /> </preCondition> </preConditions> </Edit>
  2. На многих файлах после нажатия во время воспроизведения кнопки pause, потом play, через несколько секунд останавливается воспроизведение видео (картинка замирает), а звук продолжает воспроизводится. Порядок такой: 1. Нажимаю pause. 2. Нажимаю play. 3. Проходит 5-10 секунд. 4. Картинка останавливается, звук идёт. Пробовал на разных компьютерах, такая же проблема. Помогает выйти из просмотра, а потом "продолжить просмотр" (если видео не близко к концу, тогда система считает, я закончил смотреть). При этом на этих же файлах нет проблемы в приложении для Android и через веб-браузер. Emby for Windows 1.1.352.0 (на более ранних версиях была такая же проблема) Сервер 4.6.0.50 (на 4.5 была та же проблема) Лог для сервера прикрепил. Лог для Emby Theater не нашёл. Видео Название 1080p H264 Кодек H264 AVC Да Профиль High Уровень 41 Разрешение 1920x1080 Соотношение сторон 16:9 Чересстрочность Нет Частота кадров 23,976 Битрейт 7 569 kbps Битность 8 bit Пикс. формат yuv420p Опорные кадры 1 Аудио Название AC3 stereo (Default) Кодек AC3 Компоновка stereo Каналы 2 ch Битрейт 384 kbps Частота 48 000 Hz По умолчанию Да embyserver.txt
  3. Hi There, I have been using EMBY for a few months and have come up with the subject issue. (Using the Emby Android app) I can stream and cast all content currently in the library. however, when I have watched a program it does not update my watched list nor does it download any meta content eg images. Further I cannot scan new media that I place into my folders. I have ruled the following out: - Firewall issues (I did not change this at all but have tested with the firewall off anyway and same issue) - AntiVirus issues (same as above) - Restarted Emby server and host machine - Checked naming convention and folder structure of the media files - Disabled automatic port mapping (to test) Below is an extract of the error I am experiencing from a debug log: 2021-07-07 16:58:30.408 Error PortMapper: Error creating port map *** Error Report *** Version: 4.6.4.0 Command line: C:\Users\George\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\system\EmbyServer.dll Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10.0.19041 Framework: .NET Core 3.1.13 OS/Process: x64/x64 Runtime: C:/Users/George/AppData/Roaming/Emby-Server/system/System.Private.CoreLib.dll Processor count: 4 Data path: C:\Users\George\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\programdata Application path: C:\Users\George\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\system MediaBrowser.Model.Net.HttpException: MediaBrowser.Model.Net.HttpException: <s:Envelope xmlns:s="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" s:encodingStyle="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/"> <s:Body> <s:Fault> <faultcode>s:Client</faultcode> <faultstring>UPnPError</faultstring> <detail> <UPnPError xmlns="urn:schemas-upnp-org:control-1-0"> <errorCode>-111</errorCode> <errorDescription>Invalid Action</errorDescription> </UPnPError> </detail> </s:Fault> </s:Body> </s:Envelope> at Emby.Server.Implementations.HttpClientManager.CoreHttpClientManager.SendAsyncInternal(HttpRequestOptions options, String httpMethod) at Emby.Server.Implementations.HttpClientManager.CoreHttpClientManager.SendAsync(HttpRequestOptions options, String httpMethod) at Mono.Nat.Upnp.UpnpNatDevice.GetSpecificMappingAsync(Protocol protocol, Int32 publicPort, CancellationToken cancellationToken) at Mono.Nat.Upnp.UpnpNatDevice.CreatePortMap(Mapping mapping, CancellationToken cancellationToken) at Emby.PortMapper.ExternalPortForwarding.CreateRules(INatDevice device, CancellationToken cancellationToken) Source: Emby.Server.Implementations TargetSite: Void MoveNext() Any thoughts on further troubleshooting?
  4. I want to pay for the Emby Theater app in the Microsoft Store (like Android TV/Google Play) but they only offer Emby Premiere Is it possible to enable the aforementioned option? I'm sorry for my English
  5. pguillot69

    How do I secure my server?

    I moved from PLEX, I have a lifetime sub but didn't like to fact that PLEX moved from being a HOME Media server to a streaming service. My concern is this. If we have EMBY looking thru our routers (http: mode) I don't feel safe. A few months back, PLEX was being used as a DDOS backboard. Steve Gibson constantly keeps up with the security issues of the day. I always felt a little safe when you didn't have to log in your server and open ports to a website just to use it at home. This one thing, that PLEX did has moved me from them. Here's why... A while back, thru no fault of my own, the ISP goes down. We were watching a show when it happened. The server just stopped and I could not get back into the server and I was sitting at the server. It was pretty sad that we had to watch the end of the show thru VLC on the server because we could not get into PLEX. A friend suggested EMBY. I can see that EMBY follows the same line as PLEX did and has stayed as a local server. THANK YOU Now that I have moved over everything to EMBY, I am concerned. I would like to have my server fully secured again. I was told I needed a Domain Name to get a Certificate to create a SSL. I went to Godaddy to get my domain name. I got Arkansascajun.com for me. Godaddy has parked it so now what do I do. I just want to secure the server and only allow myself access and not a ton of others. I do like the idea that I can visit my mothers house and get on my server. The wording of the subscription is precise and I believe it is ok. I only want my server secure and invisible to anyone but me. As you can tell, I have only basic skills and do not understand anything other than very simple steps. I use the KISS method Keep IT SIMPLE STUPID. Thanks
  6. Hi I'm running a playlist with music videos in it, every time it starts a new video Theater flashed back to my Windows desktop for about a second. I'm running the installed version of Theater under Windows 10. I can provide logs if required, I doubt I can grab a screen shot but could video my screen if it would help. Thanks in advance.
  7. Emby Server 4.5.2.0 Windows 10 - Version 2004 - Long path enabled in policy & registry. Long filename usage works in e.g. in Total Commander & VLC-player Hi! emby does not playback songs in paths >259 characters, even they are shown (but not tagged) in the library. Problem may be ffprobe. log-file: 'Error App: Error in ffprobe' I tried to use \Emby-Server\system\ffprobe.exe manually in command line. The error also appears. "No such file or directory" What is the solution to solve this problem? Do I have to change/install another version of ffprobe? How? Best, Stefan PS: This guy may have the same problem, but the solution does not work with emby i think https://stackoverflow.com/questions/63243711/ffprobe-file-not-fournd-error-due-long-path-but-windows-long-path-enabled Log Playback long paths not possible _ embyserver.txt.txt
  8. I had been running Emby on Windows Server 2016 for some time and watching movies and TV shows on my Mi Box S (MiBox4) Android box on Kodi with Emby plugin without any problem. Last week I migrated my PC to Windows 10 Pro and reinstalled Emby server on it, also did a fresh install of Kodi on my Android box to re-sync everything. Since then, it's been a debugging nightmare for me as no matter what video, large and small, high bit-rate and crap sd, video playback stops randomly every few minutes! First I thought that it might be my router configs (It's a 2.4GHz running at 40MHz wide channel 150Mbps N)... I kept playing with the configs, replaced DD-WRT with OpenWRT, then with the original D-Link firmware, then back to the latest version of DD-WRT; no matter what I did the videos kept stopping. Then I started messing with Kodi on Android's advancedsettings.xml's cache/buffer values, I even installed Emby's Android app, still the same, video drops randomly, sometimes with the "source too slow" message. I then came to my PC, changed the Realtek NIC's configs, Windows registry values, Firewall settings, routes, even reinstalled and reconfigured Emby numerous times, it even got worse! Now I come to thee completely exhausted and out of ideas, looking for help... Any ideas? Here's the most usual error on Emby's logs: 2020-07-20 10:20:55.583 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 206 to 192.168.0.155. Time: 162278ms. http://192.168.0.125:8096/emby/Videos/1939/stream?static=true&MediaSourceId=72b02541420c7e39fc9d4796d965a2df 2020-07-20 10:21:26.604 Info SessionManager: Session 8b7b1e843b7e2410fdd159d7908f4244 has gone idle while playing 2020-07-20 10:21:26.604 Info SessionManager: Playback stopped reported by app Kodi 4.1.19 playing Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still. Stopped at 713000 ms I bet it's some kind of f*-up on Microsoft's side as I did not have ANY problem with the same PC, Router, and Box on Windows Server 2016 even with playing very-high-bitrate 30GB 1080p 4-hour movies! If it needs mentioning, there's no problem playing videos on Emby server localhost.
  9. Hi, I have just install the Microsoft Store app, and can not sign in using emby.media/pin. I get the error Invalid username or password even though both are correct, and can sign in to Apple TV app and web app, as well as from my organizr dashboard.
  10. I was adding movies to existing Collections that were incomplete and everything was working as expected. I tried to add "Major League: Back to the Minors". When I was directed to my Collections, it would only display Collections up to the letter "J" (see attached example), so I couldn't add it. I tried adding "Thor: Ragnarok" to my existing "Thor" Collection, however, I received the same results. If I go to my Collections without trying to add anything, all of my Collections are displayed. Any ideas on what went wrong or how I can resolve this? Thanks. Running HTPC: Windows 10 Client: Emby Theatre for Windows (latest version)
  11. Breathwork

    Unable to install on win 10

    I have tried to install emby using the windows installer from the web site and it crashes. I downloaded the portable version and extracted to a folder and this works. When I attempt to update the version in the folder via the management console, it to just reports nothing, other than restart server and I am back to the original version. I need help... Geoffrey
  12. Hi! I run Emby Premiere v. 4.3.0.30 on a Synology DS918+. A beloved video freezes under certain circumstances. At 6 min 11 sec mark it freezes never to be recovered again. The only way is to start from scratch but it still freezes at the same time mark. I can skip forward for up to two minutes without a problem. Any more and the video freezes beyond saving (except starting over from scratch). This happens no matter if I have Hardware Acceleration on or off but it does so only in Windows 10 1909 with Emby Theater v. 1.1.276.0 and Google Chrome v. 78.0.3904.108. When using the Android app (Emby for Android Mobile 3.0.87) it works near flawless and I can skip forward in the video without a hiccup. Any idea what might be the reason for this? Would you be helped with some logs (if so, please specify which one/ones) or anything else? Any help on this issue is much welcome. Thanks! //Sebastian PS. Some technical details regarding the video file: The video file is: Title720p H264 CodecH264 AVCYes ProfileHigh Level41 Resolution1280x720 Aspect ratio16:9 AnamorphicNo InterlacedNo Framerate23.976 Bitrate23,478 kbps Color primariesbt709 Color spacebt709 Color transferbt709 Bit depth8 bit Pixel formatyuv420p Ref frames1 NAL4 Audio TitleEnglish DTS 5.1 (Default) LanguageEnglish CodecDTS ProfileDTS-HD MA Layout5.1 Channels6 ch Sample rate48,000 Hz Bit depth16 bit DefaultYes DS.
  13. I am having an issue with the Windows 10 client connecting to my Emby Server. The client is connecting ok and I can click on Recordings or TV Shows and that works ok. Then I click on Halfwits and Heroes which works ok. Then I click on the episode I want to watch and that is where the problem begins. I click on Episode 1 and it eventually comes back and starts playing but it is 15 minutes to 1 hour later that it starts. This is the list of how my Emby Server is setup: Server: Ubuntu 18.04.3 Connects over Ethernet through a switch to my NAS where the data files are stored NAS: WD My Cloud 4 TB Connects back through the switch to my WiFi router WiFi Router: Netgear R7000 video is sent wirelessly to my laptop Laptop: About a 1 yr. old laptop that I have converted the 1 TB HD to two SSDs Emby runs fine on both Roku's we have plus on my Samsung Tab S4 tablet and on the server itself so I believe this is a Windows 10 issue. I will connect the Emby log. Windows worked just fine for several years even though I was on a different Ubuntu version. Please let me know how I can get Windows to work again. Thank You, Mike LaPointe mike.lapointe@.com
  14. I've been using Emby for a month now and am almost ready to switch completely from Plex...almost. I was skipping forward thru a show with Emby and it kept locking up every few seconds and I'd have to wait to continue. So I opened the same video in Plex and navigation was smooth as silk, no lock ups or freezing at all. What can I do?
  15. I was trying to install: https://emby.media/emby-for-windows-media-center.html I was using this guide to install Windows Media Center: https://www.howtogeek.com/258695/HOW-TO-INSTALL-WINDOWS-MEDIA-CENTER-ON-WINDOWS-10/ I can't get WMC to install on my Win10 machine for the life of me. I tried the browser to use a web based version of Emby on Xbox 360, didn't seem to want to work. Is there any plans to update more support for Windows 10 as WMC isn't supported by MS for Win10? Mostly asking so I can keep a use for my Xbox 360 and not have to switch to another media center software that has more support for the 360 (won't mention names).
  16. As the title says, Windows 10 1809 update has just deleted my Emby server install? spent days setting this up :-( Also deleted all my custom setting etc???
  17. twistedvincent

    Images Disappearing Issue

    So, my folders image issues still remain. Same image repeated 4X which is really annoying, especially since I'm a bit OCD and little crap like that drives me nuts. Now, When I add new videos and edit the images they just disappear. I added the proper poster, backdrop, and banner, clicked save and thought that was it. Until I found a better backdrop image, went to change it, and discovered 2 out of the 3 images I added were gone. And after checking some other images discovered they were gone as well. So I re-added everything again went to double check and VOILA! Gone again. I have the new beta and was thinking of installing it but thought I'd better check for a solution here first.
  18. Hello, I have been using the same PC for our media server since 2012. I started with WMC and Media Browser and have slowly migrated to Emby Server and NextPVR. I've successfully restored Windows 7 and rebuilt the PC at least 3 times over the past 7 years. Time for a new PC!!!! Okay, maybe not new. Well at least newer, faster, and more disk space. However, I'm wondering if I should try this with Windows 10. Is the latest version of Emby Server (I’m currently using 4.1.0.26) fully tested and compatible with Windows 10? Are there known limitations, issues, or things I should know before making this decision? Perhaps I should just stick with Windows 7 since I know it works. Thoughts, advise, and direction are all greatly appreciated. :-) Thank you, Julie
  19. Hey there, I am really new to this. I bought a J3455 apollo lake board to create my own small media server. The goal is to transcode x265 up to 4k/10bit. Someone over here got it working on his Synology with the same chip: https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/comment/1561297/#Comment_1561297 My problem is that ffmpeg doesnt seem to be able to use hardware acceleration correctly. It always falls back to the standard CPU transcoding. I use these files for testing: http://www.h265files.com/ All files play fine with hardware acceleration in MPC-HD. But transcoding always falls back to the CPU. I am using the latest Emby beta and tried different intel drivers. I attached the transcoding log. The most interesting part seems to be this: Stream mapping: Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (hevc (hevc_qsv) -> h264 (h264_qsv)) Stream #0:1 -> #0:1 (copy) Press [q] to stop, [?] for help [hevc_qsv @ 0000025bb36044c0] Could not load the requested plugin '15dd936825ad475ea34e35f3f54217a6': specified object was not found (-9) [hevc_qsv @ 0000025bb36044c0] Error loading plugins [hevc_qsv @ 0000025bb36044c0] Error initializing an MFX session Error while decoding stream #0:0: Function not implemented [hevc_qsv @ 0000025bb36044c0] Error initializing the MFX video decoder: invalid video parameters (-15) Error while decoding stream #0:0: Invalid argument frame= 0 fps=0.0 q=0.0 size=N/A time=-577014:32:22.77 bitrate=N/A speed=N/A [hevc_qsv @ 0000025bb36044c0] Error initializing the MFX video decoder: invalid video parameters (-15) Error while decoding stream #0:0: Invalid argument [hevc_qsv @ 0000025bb36044c0] Error initializing the MFX video decoder: invalid video parameters (-15) Error while decoding stream #0:0: Invalid argument [hevc_qsv @ 0000025bb36044c0] Error initializing the MFX video decoder: invalid video parameters (-15) Error while decoding stream #0:0: Invalid argument [hevc_qsv @ 0000025bb36044c0] Error initializing the MFX video decoder: invalid video parameters (-15) Error while decoding stream #0:0: Invalid argument transcodinglog.txt serverlog.txt
  20. Hello, I am having an issue with the Theater desktop app. For most hd content I try to play, it stutters at first and sometimes smooths out but usually stutters intermittently. I can see its direct playing from the server. I play the same content through firefox and get no stuttering. I really love the desktop app but have issues playing hd content. For the client I'm running Emby Theater 3.0.5 Windows 10 HP Desktop with 6 GB system ram AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core 4400+ AMD Radeon R9 270x 2GB graphics card And the server is Ubuntu 16.04 running emby 3.5.3.0 AMD FX 8350 8-Core with 24 GB system ram AMD Radeon R9 270x 2GB graphics card Both connected to 1Gb Ethernet LAN I can access the files directly through samba shares that are setup on the server. I have also tried to play some 4k content but it stutters even worse. The only difference is that it doesn't play any better through the browser. As far as the 4k is concerned what is the bottleneck, is my hardware just not good enough? Thanks for any and all advice. RemuxLog1.txt RemuxLog2.txt RemuxLog3.txt ServerLog1.txt RemuxLog_4k_1.txt
  21. I have a trip coming this week and wanted to sync a couple of movies on my 2-in-1 Samsung TabPro S and have a few issues I've been seeing in the log. Attempting to sync a DVD of Fifth Element produces the following in the log: Unknown encoder 'mpeg2video' Also, attempting to sync a Blu-Ray rip of The Dark Knight says the same except the encoder is "vc1". My server is Linux Mint (planning to go full Ubuntu Server very soon) which is based on Ubuntu 14.x. I have never had any issues with my server so far, BTW, so this is very out of character. I rip my movies using a paid version of MakeMKV. The movies will stream fine if just playing even from the Windows 10 app. The issue seems to be with sync only. Also, in trying to sync other movies some of them are fine but others have a really, really long duration (like thousands of hours) making seeking impossible. The movie will play fine but the duration is WAY out of whack. Has anyone else experienced this? I didn't attach logs right now because I was just wondering if this is a known issue already (?). Any help would be appreciated.
  22. First off, I do not hold anyone accountable except myself for these errors until proven otherwise. I have tried everything I can think of and read all sorts of different "solutions" for problems similar, yet never resolved. So I am here to ask/beg for some additional guidance. When my Emby (3.4.0 - 3.5.2) server is trans-coding a video file, I will get these HTTP Response ms. spikes that I just cannot explain. When I stream without trans-coding I DO NOT experience this issues that I am aware of. This is only during trans-coding. Internal External Trans-coded Internal This is what I have running. Intel i7-4770s 3.1Ghz 4-Core (8-Core with HT) (stock no OC) (2) 8GB DDR3 1333 1.5v C:\ 120 GB SSD M.2 - OS WIN10 Pro x64 running Emby Server D:\ 120 GB SSD 6GB SATA - Trans-Code Directory (manual setup) (2) Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller Driver 10.28.615.2018 (updated when started having this issue) FIREWALL is DISABLED in Windows 10 \\Drobo5n\Data - Direct Share in Emby (movies, songs, tv shows) Cisco RV325 Gateway/Switch Wireless Unifi AP-AC-LR ATT - Fiber 1Gbps Charter - Cable 150/25Mbps -------------------------- Ways I've tested this. Local Network: I copied a movie, can be any movie, but this one is libx265 at roughly 5k to the local D: drive on the server. Trans-coding from the local D: drive would allow me to bypass the drobo5n as the possible problem and most of the network for the initial tests since we are dealing with basically lag spikes and reads and writes. I set the max threshold for steaming at 3Mbps (for testing) forcing even on the local network that the file played had to be trans-coded. Threads is set to max (8 total), Path is set to D:\Emby a empty SSD drive, Volume 1, H264 Encoding Fast, CRF 23, Allow subtitle extraction on the fly (set on or off does not change anything). I get ms spikes and the movie will eventually time out on the Emby client on a Amazon Fire-Stick. Client will time out also on a iPad running IOS 11.4.1, iPhone running 10.3.3. Anything on the local network having the movie trans-coded will get ms spikes and eventually time out. Trans-coded to the WAN: Essentially the same setup, however I have substituted the Cisco RV325 for a HP 2530, no changes. I removed the internal network as a factor and placed my ATT fiber connection into pass-thru mode and ran it directly to the emby server Ethernet interface 1 using all of AT&T's settings including a static IP. Same result with ms spike over 30000ms I did the same thing with the Charter connection and achieved the same results. Yes, all network cables have been checked and replaced in some form or fashion. Other than reformat a very pristine install of Windows 10, that is completely patched thru ver. 1803 OS Build 17134.254 I am not sure what could be causing this. I have also tried Intel Quick Sync under Hardware Acceleration and it made no difference if I got a HTTP-Response ms spike. Anyone got a idea on what is causing this? I would like to figure out why the HTTP Response 200 or 204 or 500 just seems to die and then comes back 30000ms later. Hopefully its something dumb I have done and just can't see/find. -jack embyserver.01.txt embyserver.02.txt ffmpeg-transcode-3a894504-e98f-4318-a42c-c343840d0d23.txt ffmpeg-transcode-7e725ccc-cf04-4617-b922-019e3c9454ed.txt
  23. 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?
  24. Hello, I am hoping someone can help me out. I've been using Emby for quite a while and rarely have any issues, but I've been having one that i just can't seem to figure out. I need more space on my internal drives for games. Since I had a nearly empty external drive attached to my PC I figured I could just move my media files to it. So i moved some of the files, added the new locations to the library and thought nothing of it. The rest of my library that is on my internal drive works fine on the server. A couple of months have passed since then and I didn't realize there was an issue. Now I'm trying to watch my movies and shows but can't seem to do it. Any ideas how I can fix this?
  25. I have a question about performance... I currently have a windows server 2008 R2 x64 with about 40 TB of storage that I am using for my emby server. It has 64GB of memory. It is currently close to being maxed out for space. I am considering options for upgrading the server. Should I go to Windows 10 x64 Pro or should I go with windows server 2012 x64? Anyone notice if there is a performance advantage with using server software as apposed to Standard Windows OS? Would adding a decent video card improve transcoding performance? With some of my videos coming in as 2160p, I have noticed that server2008 struggles to stream it to various devices. What are your thoughts and recommendations? As well does anyone have any apps they use to connect to Emby that work well? thanks... Stan...
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