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  1. jeremymeyers

    Media Stub Box Sets?

    This was not covered in the media stub wiki. does the media stub feature only feature "one movie per folder"? I'm trying to add my Lord Of The Rings Collection blu-rays like this /movies/Lord of the Rings/ /movies/Lord of the Rings/The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).bluray.disc /movies/Lord of the Rings/The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers (2002).bluray.disc /movies/Lord of the Rings/The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King (2003).bluray.disc But Emby is displaying Fellowship of the Ring three times in my collection (even though the paths are unique and correct). Do I need to create separate folders for each movie even though they are just stubs?
  2. Hi Everybody, Can anybody help me figure out why some of my album artwork is not showing up in the Emby Media app? I don't rely on Emby Metadata Fetchers to get the album artwork, each of my music files has the album artwork embedded in the file itself. Most of the artwork is showing up, but about 5-10 out of every 100 albums (5-10%) is missing it's album cover. I was able to get a lot of them back by recopying the music files again to my new music location (server), overwriting the existing files with the one same files. However, I'm still missing about 2-3 out of 100 now. Thanks anybody/everybody! James
  3. marauder

    old/unused metadata cleanup

    Is there a way to clean up or remove old metadata from the system. I have all my metadata stored on a dedicated SSD drive instead of with the files. I found it to be much quicker loading doing it that way. I used to have a library folder path for temporary files which i hadn't watched then they would get moved to their final location. I'm worried this caused a lot of duplicates. I've since removed that directory. Just wondering if the system auto cleans up metadata if the file isn't there or if there's a way to I can trigger it to it. I deleted the folder, but my metadata usage did not decrease. I've got 721 Movies, 12000 tv episodes, 3000 Music files. My metadata drive is currently 45gb which seems pretty large. I'm reluctant to delete a folder in my library and readd it as I went through and made sure each file had the correct metadata and photos(banner, primary, logo) Is that sizing normal? I worry as my SSD is only a 64gb as i figured that would be plenty.
  4. siu99ss2

    Temp Metadata

    Hi, Am I correct in thinking that:- 1) If I use Emby in the first instance to tag a new episode (during library scan) with no files saved with local media ie nfo or image, the server will read this metadata from the library database? 2) But if I later retag the metadata manually using a third-party app and save the files with local media then the server will prioritise the local metadata first? 3) And as long as I have Xml preferred over Nfo as priority then the new local xml metadata will be read over the server database nfo file? Thanks Sat
  5. Let's talk about a real full migration and the separation of metadata and mediafiles. I know i know, you system architects of emby have had discussions and thoughts about this topic enough i guess...But i want to ask you to maybe rethink one or two things about the structure of emby. But hold on, before you think: great, another non-programming average Joe who thinks he knows things better than we do... just let me explain. The fact that i am here right now, writing this post about emby is because: i love it As a long time kodi-user i instantly fell in love with emby the moment i installed it and started using it. I mean, kodi gives me some more options and fine-control on how I want to structure my library where emby is limiting me, and emby has some little flaws here and there. But the overall feeling about emby is just awesome! So, i ditched Kodi for emby and never looked back...until now. I'm in a similar position as @@Kirk137 in his post https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/61721-best-migration-strategy/ or like @@flort in this post https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/47767-manual-backuprestore-userdata-and-changed-paths/ Due to some hardware and software-changes, i'm in the process of having to migrate from a emby macOS installation to a Ubuntu-based Linux installation. Even though my case is about macOS/Linux-migration, my problem is related with the general migration-process and metadata-management, and therefore belongs in the "general"-forum. So, as besides of the root-path from my mediafiles, nothing has changed and i thought: this won't be a big deal...just copying the database, correcting the rootpath for the mediafiles and boom it's done. Should only take one hour at best. But this was thought too short. I followed the instructions from https://github.com/MediaBrowser/Wiki/wiki/Backup and was a little shocked when i read this in the documentation: How can it be that a software like emby, so powerful and well written/supported, has no proper 100% backup/migration-process? I followed the instructions for a manual backup anyway and now i have a "partially" migrated/backed up new database. After the re-indexing scan of 1-2 hours, the files are there and users and everything else - but the manually edited, handcrafted movie-entries are ALL gone. And this is a huge bummer as i putted in A LOT OF TIME identifying the movies/videos/shows by hand while remaining their original filenames!(sometimes this is possible sometimes not) So, the whole migration-process took 4-5 hours by now and still isn't complete/finished and satisfying. And right now i don't know where to go or what to do to get this done. I for myself and i don't think i'm alone in this - need a proper way to backup and migrate a whole installation. And with whole installation i mean whole. This should not only include: Server configuration Users User data (playstates, favorites, etc). Installed plugins Plugin settings Playlists but also: library/index metadata views full cache(people,pictures,movieinfos,artistinfos) Manually edited, handcrafted movie-entries. When nothing besides the rootpath of my mediafiles and the paths to the config files have changed, i don't really understand nor can't i find good reasons why i should have to put my hardware, and my nerves to so much stress(io-workloads) re-indexing, re-downloading, re-editing and re-configuring the whole library when the data are already available somewhere(old machine). I mean, i can understand that from a programmers perspective a migration/backup-process is no simple task. But from a users-perspective it should not be extremely more than: Ok, ok, i know. It's not just a single button-press and everything is magically done in 2 minutes. And i am fine with copying config files by hand, and running well documented pre-written SQL-queries etc etc. But in the end a migration/backup-process should be 100%, and not just 50-60%-ish. And now comes the part about emby, that i completely dislike and reject: The structure of handling data and media. The idea about saving metadata with the mediafiles might seem appealing and easy first of all...but when you think about it its not that great at all. Here's why. I don't want any tool than my file-manager and my brain to get in the way of my structure and naming-conventions. Therefore i only mount my media-folders read-only for emby, kodi and other tools. I do this because i don't want any bug, user or coincidence to threatening me with the possibility of messing, deleting, renaming or restructuring my media-files/folders. I need to preserve the structure and names of my files and folders to some degree for archiving-and a lot of other reasons. So i don't want emby or other tools to write nfo-files all over the place or rename anything. Yes i know about the possibility of recognizing files by hash even when the filenames have changed, but this is no option as i need to preserve the original filenames. When you think about it, why would you want mix up two categories of datatypes(data and media)? For me personally it feels way more natural when i have the two separated. I have one place for data and one for media. The other really big problem i have is when this idea of "saving local metadata to media folders" is the only possible way of a given migration-process. Without another given option it feels like getting told: You ether swallow our nfo-mess in your file-structure or you have to redo the whole indexing and editing-process with every crash or system-migration! Ouch! Most of other media-libraries like itunes, kodi, subsonic etc. separate the two datatypes while maintaining full migration-ability. Sometimes emby is also forcing me to rename files/folders just to get indexed correctly. For example when episodes of a show are named E01 instead of EP01...or when a show/anime hasn't episode-numbers splitted by seasons etc. While you are reading this, you might be thinking: What do you want from me?! Let me tell you: First of all, i need help. Medic please! I need to get this migration-process done without the need of having to re-edit all the rare movies and videos i edited by hand(took me weeks to months!) I need a way(detailed instructed how-to) on how to migrate 100% of my library from one machine to another. Give us the ability to just change the root-path of already indexed files after a migration. This should avoid the need of reindexing. Maybe implement a routine that searches for filenames in case of files are restructured(but saves the metadata until the user deletes the metadata). I please you to rethink/rewrite/expand you backup/migration-process. So it becomes easier, complete and hassle/io-stress-free. I please you to overthink your thoughts on the handling of data (metadata,user,movie etc) and mediafiles. A clear separation is needed imho. A separation would also make a full true migration-process easier i guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Please give us the ability to index custom naming-conventions without the need of renaming files and or folders. Kodi is great starting point as it has given me this possibility. I'm pretty sure that i missed a lot of thought's i had but this is already long enough. I hope i described everything clearly, if not don't hesitate to ask me questions. I also hope that other users voice their opinion about this issues. Thank you for emby and for your attention. Cheers kaizo
  6. tony@awtrey.com

    Metadata not working properly in Mixed Content

    I recently upgraded from 3.3.x.x to 3.5.3.0 under Debian Linux. I have had some custom video content that has simple filenames like '02-16.mkv' and Emby 3.3.x.x previously displayed the title as '02-16' and a thumbnail from the video which was exactly what I wanted. I set the libraries up as Mixed Content and I didn't have metadata fetching enabled for those libraries. After upgrading to 3.5.3.0, all my mixed content libraries have decided I really wanted metadata after all. So now '02-16.mkv' has become 'My Bloody Valentine: University of London Union 16/02/1989' and has replaced my video thumbnail with an irrelevant image. To verify the bug, I deleted the library and recreated a new library, explicitly disabled all metadata refresh and sources, but the metadata in that library continues to refresh incorrectly. I have gone into the metadata manager and corrected the data, locked it and the library, then rescanned the libraries so I could get the original thumbnail images. The refresh process unlocks my locked videos/libraries and returns the incorrect information. Is this a bug or a "feature". It would be a shame if I could never do a top-level metadata refresh without overwriting all my correct metadata and thumbnails with garbage. Simply providing me a minimum filename length for metadata matching would correct this problem as well, since most of my custom content is month-year filenames like '02-16.mkv'. Tony
  7. Hallo, ich mache gerade meine ersten Gehversuche mit Emby nach Umstieg von Synology auf FreeNAS. Da ich eine ziemlich große Sammlung von TV-Beiträgen (technisch also: home video) nach emby umgezogen habe, würde ich mir gerne die Arbeit ersparen, alle Metadaten (vor allem Titel, Kategorien) manuell erneut eingeben zu müssen, und wollte stattdessen die Metadaten direkt durch Bearbeiten der SQLite-DB ergänzen. Mit den Titeln hat das schon funktioniert (Zuordnung über den Dateinamen). Nun habe ich eine Frage zur Speicherung der Genres in Emby 4.0.1.0. Gibt es da "best practices", Genre-Einträge per SQL zu importieren? Wenn ich es recht sehe, werden Genres bei "Home Video"-Inhalten an zwei Stellen in der Relation "MediaItems" abgelegt: Einmal in der Spalte "Genres" beim jeweiligen Dateieintrag, jeweils getrennt durch pipe-Symbol | ; und dann nochmals für jedes Genre ein eigener Eintrag mit Type 21. D.h. wenn ich zu den Dateieinträgen Genre-Angaben in SQL ergänzen möchte, muss ich wahrscheinlich sowohl die Genre-Spalte des Eintrags füllen als auch einen eigenen Eintrag mit MediaType 21 anlegen? Punkt 2 (eigener Eintrag) macht mir Kopfzerbrechen, da hier noch zwei Spalten zu befüllen wären, von denen ich nicht weiss, wie man hier die Werte manuell generieren kann: guid und PresentationUniqueKey. Kann ich die Werte hierfür irgendwie im Rahmen des SQL Insert generieren, oder geht das zuverlässig nur über das Web-UI? Bin für jeden Tip dankbar!
  8. Since joining Emby last December, I have spent a lot of time organizing my media libraries, including correcting any mis-'identify' linking, updating metadata, and even setting custom "sort as" information to organize my libraries. Then the previous media server updated versions came out, I installed the new server version, and to my dismay, all of that custom information and work was lost! as the server restarted and essentially ran what looked like a fresh scan and link process. So much work and time, gone in an instant. I suspect that there's a way for me to help ensure this doesn't happen again, before I install the latest update. I appreciate any guidance or tips to help ensure that I don't make this same mistake again. I did find the 'lock this metadata' near the bottom of the metadata screen for each individual piece of media - is that sufficient to select to preserve my inputs? Or is there more to be done. Thanks in advance!
  9. Hi all, I am having a problem and been playing with settings for a while now with no luck. I had the server setup when started and I was able to have people images saved under metadata/people/<letter>/<firstname><name> and the server read them from there and it all worked fine. I had to reinstall the server after I had to reset my windows system and unfortunately had no backup at the time to restore from (now I do - learned my lesson). The problem is I can't figure out what setting I had that made it possible for me to have people images that I upload from the interface or that are downloaded being saved under metadata/people. What I have now is that all actor images get saved into metadata\library\f2\f2dff2778123417793a6226ac6ad8cd4\folder.jpg metadata\library\f2\f2dff2778123417793a6226ac6ad8cd4\backdrop.jpg instead of the old way metadata\People\A\A. J. Langer\poster.jpg metadata\People\A\A. J. Langer\fanart.jpg Also, the new setup completely ignores the people folder in metadata and doesn't match any existing ones. Any help to getting this working as it used to would be greatly appreciated. Emby Server Version is 3.6.0.64
  10. I am completely devastated here. My Emby Server upgraded to v4 last night (something I have really been looking forward to). Now it seems like a majority of my locally created metadata (mainly for my extensive Music Video library) is completely gone!!?? The paths are pointing to the right location where the data was before and after the upgrade. I have tried to re-assign the paths again and then run several new library scans with no change. I have restarted the pc and the Emby Server several times. Now I am getting a slight panic attack that the YEARS of tagging all these videos with actors, composers and directors is forever gone! And since there is no Metadata supplier to talk of, it is not possible to quickly re-create. What can I possibly do? Help! :-( (The logfile I want to attach is more that 90 MB so I cant attach that one) embyserver-63683222140.txt hardware_detection-63683222143.txt
  11. Hi, I'm pretty new to Emby, just got it today, and I'm wondering if there's a way to add a movie's year and resolution in the title? Just because I have multiple movie files that I watch on my TV through the DLNA media server, and I sometimes have multiple copies of the same movie because I sometimes get the 4k, 3D, and a normal 1080p copy. So ideally I'd like to display "Doctor Strange (2016) [4k]" "Doctor Strange (2016) [3D] "Doctor Strange (2016) [1080p]" as the title that way I can see clearly which file I want to play instead of having to play them all and guess which one is which. Then also the year of the movie would be beneficial for me when I have my collections to see at a glance how old or new movies are. Is there a way to do this with Emby? I don't want to change the original movie name because they're torrents and I'm seeding them and the torrent client would detect it as missing files and stop seeding once it does. I like it the way Emby currently has it where I see the cleaned up name on my TV through my DLNA media server and at the same time it doesn't interfere with the original movie name on my PC so I can keep seeding without interruption. I figure Emby already extracted the metadata for the movie year and resolution because they display it, so there must be a way to display movie year and resolution in the movie title when I view it on my TV. Help with this would be amazing!
  12. maxcol

    [DS418j] Partial libraries scan

    Hello everyone, I'm asking for some help Before, I was using Emby with 1 disk installed on 1 storage pool and 1 volume (SHR). After setting up all my librairies, I did a backup with the emby plugin. Then I splited my datas on 3 different disks, on 3 different storage pools, on 3 different volumes: I did a fresh install of Emby after removing/swapping the disk where Emby package was installed at the first place. Finally I loaded the backup previously done. I created 3 shared folders, one on each volume. With read/write authorizations for embysvr package. I also created sub-folders in each share folders with the same names: Then I setup my movie library like this: My problem is that Emby is only displaying movies in the Volume 2... I did other libraries, and same problem, emby is getting only files from the second volume, from Emby-2 shared folder. I disabled IPv6 in my synology settings: I'm sorry for the size of the log attached, I think it's because I activated the debug function.. Thanks in advance for your kind help, Max. Log.txt
  13. I would like to rename all my movies to a recommended folder structure but losing metadata is not an option. Reason for this change is that emby fails to identify some movies properly automatically, too many to do manually. My current structure is "movies/[movie_title] [year]/original_filename.ext" and I would like to rename it to "movies/[movie_title] ([year])/original_filename.ext". The only change would be brackets around the year. I was under impression that watch state at the very least would be retained as it is stored with the unique movie id but I tried renaming few movies and after a rescan they are added as new with no previous metadata. I did specifically rename movies with proper identification and full metadata. So my issue is that watch state is lost and also data added which is also very important to me. What could be the issue here? Any solutions? Would be nice not to have to resort to running queries on the db manually. Version 4.0.1.0
  14. Hi, I have a problem with the QNAP Arm64 version (aarch64), my NAS is a TS-328, Versión 3.6.0.84 beta. Using the same folder with an emby server windows 10 the metadata is correct, but in the nas server there is an artist called "Artistes Divers" which includes many albums that do not have that artist. The albums that are included are those that the artist of the album "Various Artists" actually has. It seems somewhat random. I have tried to reinstall emby from scratch and have also created the library several times. In reality the artist "Artistes Divers" only has one album and "Various Artists" has 337 albums. I have tried in Emby server windows 10, Plex and Mediamonkey, this is all correct.
  15. Hello Would it be possible to allow Emby to add multiple points of info into the same section? This would be helpful for other types of media where Emby doesn't currently save local metadata files. Something like being able to add multipole genres, tags, and studios by leaving a , between each. For Example: Being able to add Horror, Crime, Fantasy > save rather then Horror > save then Crime > save then Fantasy > save
  16. Since the update yesterday I can no longer access my server through any device. A majority of my movies/TV shows metadata was wiped out and even when I try and reset them every time I do a search, either with the name of the file or the IMDB code it finds NOTHING. Everything was working perfectly prior to this update yesterday. I am so beyond frustrated. If anyone can offer any advice it would be greatly appreciated. I am a beginner with all of this and I do not know what to do!!
  17. I have a couple of films/movies where I would like to add extra information in the style of a list. I hoped to put this information within the <plot> tags, but it displays as a single block of text. Is there anyway I can achieve this? Thanks.
  18. I noticed a big issue after the update/conversion - and the fix regarding them. First - The library scans for my TV shows were not functioning correctly. Upon digging into the issue I found that the metadata scrapers in each of the libraries were changed from my preset defaults to something else. MyAnimeList keyboard_arrow_up Proxer keyboard_arrow_up AniSearch keyboard_arrow_up AniList keyboard_arrow_up AniDB These 5 were placed above tvdb, etc - causing the metadata to grab the closest match in the anime world. IE: Instead of grabbing "The Curse of Oak Island" , it was grabbing "The Curse of Kazuo Umezu" ... I had to go into my library for the tv shows, turn on advanced, and change the level or uncheck each of these in order for the system to recognize the proper television series. This would have became a complete nightmare had I caught it later.... The thing that tipped me off towards this issue was getting the newest episode and the Auto Organize - giving a 'null' error - when in fact the data was on the TvDb website. I hope this helps someone
  19. Hello all! I just moved from Subsonic (using DSub on Android mobile) to Emby for my music as well as my videos. And for the most part it is doing pretty well now. However, I noticed that an issue that had been reported for DSub is also currently manifesting itself in the Emby Android app in a very similar manner (with properly tagged and permissioned MP3 files). It has to do with BT metadata. It appears that, in Android 9 Pie, metadata display doesn't work like it used to with previous versions of the OS. Specifically, the song title is duplicated in the album name field now. I am not sure why this is but I think it may be only affecting those with Pie (I have a stock Google Pixel 2). I apologize in advance if this may have been already reported; I tried to find via the forum search but was unsuccessful. I have the most recent version of the Emby Android app as of this post. Many thanks!
  20. Hi, Trying not to post something that's been covered elsewhere but I'm not finding this specific issue... See screenshot below from the web app. Each track is by a different artist, but one can't tell which artist goes with which track. The artist grouping at the top seems to be alpha sorted by first name. If I select "edit metadata" for any one track, the artist for that track is shown (see second screenshot), but that's not really a solution to have to "edit" a track to see a basic piece of info. I'm counting "artist" as "basic info" I haven't checked android (or any other) native app to see if this is different there. Not sure if this is a bug or a feature request. thanks!
  21. I have one library with all my shows, but sometimes metadata managers screw up and it's really hard to make it usable manually (For example Gintama with over 200 episodes). Is there a way to create plain folder view of a media folder? When i tried to create different library with different content type but same folder, metadata just got copied over to new library.
  22. hashref

    Genre section

    The Genre section does not appear to be working on my two servers. They are completely independent of each other and have their own libraries. The movies have their genres appropriately assigned when looking at a specific movie's info in the UI. However, when I click Genres in the Movies section the result is a blank screen in the web UI. When selecting the green Genres tab in the Roku app the results returned is 0. Shouldn't this Genre tab/section show "buckets" for SciFi, Drama, Comedy, etc., and in those buckets are movies with the associated genre? If not, what populates this Genre section? When troubleshooting I check the box to create NFO files and they were properly generated but it had no effect on the Genres section. To reproduce via web UI: emby Home click Movies thumbnail click Genres in top banner where options are Movies, Suggestions, Trailers, Collections, Genres. Genres returns blank screen below banner. The HTML of the button in question is below. <button type="button" is="emby-button" class="emby-tab-button emby-button emby-tab-button-active" data-index="5"><div class="emby-button-foreground">Genres</div></button> I added the Collections plugin and when clicking Collections in the top banner all of the collection buckets come up and contain the associated movies. Kudos for that plugin! Is this not how Genres should work? Thanks for any help in resolving this!
  23. I've been looking through forum posts and help files, and I haven't found a definitive answer to these questions. Metadata, including tags and images, can be drawn from several locations - embedded in media files, stored locally alongside media files ("sidecar"), and from online sources like last.FM, Gracenote, etc. I'm wondering in what order Emby searches for these, and in what order Emby prioritizes them. I can see in the Library properties that I can prioritize the online sources, but I see no way to tell Emby to prefer local metadata over online, or embedded vs. sidecar. For example (sorry to compare to Plex, but that's my experience) Plex can be configured to search for and use embedded tags if present (except images - more on that later). Only if an embedded tag is missing or improper, it then goes to the online source (Plex doesn't support sidecar tags, like Emby does). They used to prefer embedded images, but, because embedded images tend to be low resolution (so not suitable for large display), they switched to preferring sidecar images, then embedded, then online. So how does Emby prioritize metadata sources? Also, if I manually edit tags, is there a way to tell Emby not to replace my changes during a refresh?
  24. Hello.. Was wondering if there's a way to see and sort by the bit rate of different movies? I have movies which I encoded many years ago and as technology changes, so does processing power, program updates, etc. Seeing which movies need to be re-encoded, etc., would be nice from within the dashboard or something similar. Thank you..
  25. I am running Version 3.6.0.79 beta on Qnap. After loading my music into Emby, no alum art or metadata is shown. All of the files have been tagged with MusicBrainz Picard and are in m4a format. Here is a sample file: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ld9ekvqxh4ybd71/01_Arabian_Nights.m4a/file Why do I not see any metadata or album art?
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