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  1. I have just started evaluating Emby having tried many other media servers/organisers (Plex, Kodi, InFuse, Squire, …) and found them all wanting. So far I am very impressed with Emby for the following reasons: 1. It seems to do a great job of extracting metadata from the media files themselves. All my media files are rigorously tagged the way I want them so I don’t want data form the Internet overriding my tag data. 2. I guess as a result of (1), it seems to accept files and folders that are not quite organised in the ‘mandated’ folder/file structure. Again a must for me as for historic reasons a lot of my files do not conform to the expected file/folder structure. However, I have encountered a few issues which I would like to get some input on and depending on the answers this may lead to a couple of feature requests. First a little background. I am running Emby ( on a Mac Mini ‘server’ (macOS 10.12.2) . All my media files are store locally (on a Drobo disk array). All my media files are .m4v (video) or .m4a (audio) and are rigorously and thoroughly tagged. I have been testing Emby with the fetching of Internet metadata disabled for all libraries. So here are my observations/questions: 1. For Movies, Ebby seems to use the filename for the media file when naming the item in the library rather than the ‘Title’ tag from the media file. For example the file …./Films/Pirates of the Caribbean/01 - The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).m4v. ends up in the library named ’01 - The Curse of the Black Pearl’ even though the title tag in the file says just ‘The Curse of the Black Pearl’. This seems strange to me - since Emby is clearly able to extract the Title tag why does it not use it in preference to the file name, falling back to the file name if there is no title tag? Is there any way to force this? if not then this would be my first feature request - for Emby to prefer using the ’Title’ tag from the file to name the item i the library and to only fall back to the file name if the Title tag is not present. If need be this could be controlled by a preference to avoid impacting anyone who relies on the existing behaviour. 2. If one enables fetching of metadata from the Internet, then this seems to take precedence over metadata extracted from the files. I would like an option to reverse this; i.e. Emby would extract all available metadata from the files and use that and then just use the Internet fetching feature to ‘fill in the gaps’. For example, for a TV Show it would get, in my case, the show name, episode name, episode number, season number, episode artwork, episode description, … from the file metadata and then query the Internet and use the retrieved data for anythgi nthat is missing (show description, show artwork, season artwork, …). Does such an option already exist? if not then this would be my second feature request. 3. In the web interface and the TV/iOS apps, season/series numbers seem to be often (though not always!) displayed as two digits ’01’. It would be great to suppress leading zeros on these - Series 1 as it looks much nicer. Or maybe provide an option for this. 4. For the case where Internet metadata fetching is disabled (my preferred mode of operation unless (2) above is addressed), it would be great to have some options for populating the Show/Season artwork; for example defaulting the Season/Series artwork to that of the first episode for that series and for the Show to that for the first series. It would also be neat ion Emby could pick up the ‘Show description’ from the relevant M4V tag. I realise that one can manually edit/modify all of this stuff via Emby (and that is great) but when one is initially setting this up and you have some 550 Films and 364 TV Shows consisting of over 5,400 episodes it is helpful to not have to manually correct each one :-) I’d appreciate thoughts/comments on these issues/requests.
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