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  1. Hello All, I have a program for the longest time, called DVD Profiler by Invelos (Windows based). You may have guessed it, it is for DVDs. Behind it is a massive community fed database. Here is a screenshot. I chose "Add DVD", in the next Dialog I typed "Alien" and then picked one from the list and chose preview. In the mid window you can see how many versions there are, and that is only for "Locality = USA" and Region Code 1. How do they know that these versions are different? They know by the UPC-code on the DVD. And just like Wikipedia, users are happily feeding the database with the information on the DVD-Case. So, my idea was to tap into that database. Others have already done so, and there are plugins available for that. "HTTPJolie" is the plugin I am currently looking at, which supports HTTP-queries. But maybe there are other plugins (e.g. based on SQL) that work better. Anyway, based on their work I would like to write a plugin that can query the online database from invelos. There is a caveat though. To use the above plugins to query the DB, one has to be a registered user of DVD Profiler. I don't know if that means "paying". Nonetheless, I hope that there are people around here that are willing to help or to contribute to this project. Maybe with their time, maybe with a sample code for such a plugin, maybe with code sniplets you already have, or anything else along those lines. Please let me know here in this thread. Thank you, Roodee
  2. Hello, I tried to configure one of my media library to only take metadata from a nfo file. The thing is that the shows on this library are re-mixed by an unofficial team so the metadatas are not provided by official metadata providers like tvdb or imdb. Anyway, for majority of the show informations, the metadata are well retreived from the nfo file. There's only one field that is not : the season name... There's an extract of the nfo and screens of my library's configuration. tvshow.nfo It's my first time sending a message on this forum, so I'm sorry if it's not on the right area. Best regards,
  3. Damien_

    Storing Library metadata

    Question- in library advanced settings, you can choose a custom (or default) path where to store all your libraries metadata and artwork. Additionally in each individual library settings, you have the option to "store artwork in media folders" - which explains that "Saving artwork into media folders will put them in a place where they can be easily stored and edited". I was always under the impression that by checking off the "store artwork in media folders" meant it would store the artwork etc within the folders of the media file themselves (artwork would be in the same location as the movie file etc). However this would contradict the option to store metadata in a custom path as mentioned since this wouldn't be with the media folders, and storing them in one location as as global option for all your libraries. I'm obviously missing something/not understanding the two options. If someone would be so kind to explain it to me, I would be grateful. Thanks much.
  4. I'm banging my head on a wall here, but.... I've updated some metadata for a folder of "Christmas" music to be Various Artists for the Album Artist tag in several albums. Emby refuses to recognize these changes, even as I've: Completed deleted the folder off my drive and re-added it Deleted the metadata folder out of Emby Gone into my Synology Emby folder and deleted anything I could find there related to said albums Emptied recycle bins Renamed the folder entirely This is actually getting to be ridiculous at this point. The library clearly scans properly, as it does notice when I've put the music files back on my drive. But the metadata is still the same as it was before, even though the file it's scanned is literally saying something different at this point. It's like there's a ghost metadata folder somewhere I'm completely missing and I'm starting to lose my mind. Where else can I look to clear this so it will actually read the correct, current metadata out of the files?
  5. chrischalfin

    nfo Metadata saver: Permission denied

    Hi, I am having this problem for a while now and tried to find the solution in former topics facing with file/folder permission issues in Linux. I think I tried a lot, but still without success. What am I trying to do? I want to save all metadata changes, made within emby, saved as an album.nfo file in the album-folder. I just want to make sure, that all changes I made are permanently saved and can be exported when necessary. My library setup My music is physically stored on a network drive, which is configured as a samba share. I mount this share with a dietpi-raspberry and emby is running on that raspberry. I checked file permissions, the mount has owner and group emby. So that should work? What did I do so far? I activated nfo as metadata reader and safer in the library. I change the album genre in emby and save it. My expectation is, that this change would reflect in an album.nfo file? But nothing happens. Log Output This is what I get: 2022-12-23 06:23:45.109 Error ProviderManager: Error in metadata saver *** Error Report *** Version: Command line: /opt/emby-server/system/EmbyServer.dll -programdata /var/lib/emby -ffdetect /opt/emby-server/bin/ffdetect -ffmpeg /opt/emby-server/bin/ffmpeg -ffprobe /opt/emby-server/bin/ffprobe -restartexitcode 3 -updatepackage emby-server-deb_{version}_armhf.deb Operating system: Linux version 5.10.103-v7+ (dom@buildbot) (arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc-8 (Ubuntu/Linaro 8.4.0-3ubuntu1) 8.4.0, GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Ubuntu) 2.34) #152 Framework: .NET 6.0.8 OS/Process: arm/arm Runtime: opt/emby-server/system/System.Private.CoreLib.dll Processor count: 4 Data path: /var/lib/emby Application path: /opt/emby-server/system System.UnauthorizedAccessException: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path '/mnt/MusicLibrary/iTunes/Queen/Jazz/album.nfo' is denied. ---> System.IO.IOException: Permission denied --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at System.IO.RandomAccess.WriteAtOffset(SafeFileHandle handle, ReadOnlySpan`1 buffer, Int64 fileOffset) at System.IO.Strategies.BufferedFileStreamStrategy.FlushWrite() at System.IO.Strategies.BufferedFileStreamStrategy.Dispose(Boolean disposing) at System.IO.Stream.Dispose() at NfoMetadata.Savers.BaseNfoSaver.SaveToFile(Stream stream, String path, LibraryOptions libraryOptions, CancellationToken cancellationToken) at NfoMetadata.Savers.BaseNfoSaver.Save(BaseItem item, LibraryOptions libraryOptions, CancellationToken cancellationToken) at Emby.Providers.Manager.ProviderManager.SaveMetadata(BaseItem item, LibraryOptions libraryOptions, ItemUpdateType updateType, IMetadataSaver[] savers, CancellationToken cancellationToken) Source: System.Private.CoreLib TargetSite: Void WriteAtOffset(Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle, System.ReadOnlySpan`1[System.Byte], Int64) InnerException: System.IO.IOException: Permission denied Source: TargetSite: My question: What could possibly still go wrong? I know everything looks like a classic linux permission problem, I just already tried many configurations with no luck. Is there another cause for this problem? Or am I missing something else? I hope you can help me 😀 Thank you!
  6. softworkz

    New Server Plugin: Emby Data Explorer

    This is another brand-new plugin which is available in the catalog now: Emby Data Explorer Important Note Make sure to clear your browser cache after installation and restarting the server! History In 2016 I was working on Metadata Providers and wanted to see and better understand which metadata is coming from which provider and which information was actually taken by Emby Server. In turn, I had created the MetadataViewer Plugin. Later, it became outdated and I was no longer around to update, so eventually it had to be pulled due to incompatibilities after the server had evolved. Meanwhile, there had also been an idea for a "Backstage View" plugin with the purpose to provide some low-level insights into Emby item data, but it never took off. This month, I came back to some work on metadata providers and I had the same problems again, which ended up in creating this plugin. It's a fusion of the MetadataViewer plugin and the Backstage View concept - with a name that leaves room for more... Beta For now, it's available for the beta server only It's been done in two and a half days, so please report bugs in case you find any How it Works The plugin adds a new entry to the Item Context Menu: This will open a dialog for data display: This dialog is the one and only UI that the plugin provides. Everything is happening there. I will describe individual features in subsequent topics. ENJOY!
  7. softworkz

    New Metadata Plugin: TV Maze

    Starting from today, a new metadata plugin is available in the catalog: TV Maze Metadata Provider This is a highly efficient metadata provider for TV series which is safe to add as it has very low impact on library scanning performance. Features: A single API request per series provides all data: series, season, episode, seriesimage, seasonimage, episodeimage and extra images (banner, logo, backdrop) New 2-stage caching mechanism Single JSON file per series/person In-Memory Cache with auto-expiration Failed lookup caching (with auto-expiration) Uses TvMaze update checking mechanism Works by timestamp comparison Cached files do not expire by fixed interval Added episode matching by name and air date Metadata Providers TvMazeSeriesProvider TvMazeEpisodeProvider TvMazeSeasonProvider TvMazePersonProvider Image Providers TvMazeSeriesImageProvider TvMazeEpisodeImageProvider TvMazeSeasonImageProvider TvMazePersonImageProvider Limitations Provides metadata in English language only (but it is able to identify series and episodes by original title)

    Metadata and pictures loading problem

    Hi all, I'm faced with metadata and pictures loading problem since the beginning of November (Synology NAS DS920+). For the sake of interest, I connected the NAS via VPN (Netherland) and all the pictures (movie descriptions) loaded immediately. Please specify the addresses of the sites from which metadata and images are downloaded, I will add their routing via VPN on the router.
  9. I wanted to show year and band name under icons on music videos, so I turned those on. It became immediately apparent that the year shown was often not the year that should be in the metadata. Assuming I had done something wrong, I went through an exercise of manually updating all the incorrect Year fields, one by one. Frequently (not always) I would enter a year, click save and the resulting display on the icon page would then show the year between 1 and 3 years earlier than the year I just entered in the metadata. Opening the metadata again for that video, the Year field was indeed changed from what I entered. It makes no difference whether the "Lock this item to prevent future changes" is ticked or not so it doesn't appear to be changing it due to external metadata. This doesn't happen with every video I manually update, but I would roughly estimate 40% display this behaviour. Going back into the metadata and changing it a second time seems to always fix it. Browser: Opera Operating system: 64-bit Windows 10, version: 91.0.4516.77 Emby server version: running on Asustor (Nimbustor) NAS embyserver (1).txt
  10. I'm running into an issue getting metadata and images for content being added to my library. The short-short is that it works fine when I first start emby but at some point, the indexer (such as Fanart.tv, TMDB, etc.) starts blocking ("connection refused") the requests. Most of the time, powering off the box for a couple minutes and then bringing it back up clears the problem for a time. Sometimes connections are still refused and the restart process has to be repeated. The frequency in which this happens ranges from hours to days and I'm struggling to catch a correlation between the incidents and library change volume. This seems like a threshold issue in that my configuration is generating too many requests, but I'm not seeing it. Libraries are configured for real time monitoring with advance pulls. Looking at scheduled tasks status' I see they are only firing when content is added. In reviewing my configuration it also raised a question or two. So, here I am, asking for advice from those who love and know emby on what I'm missing and how to correct this. For the questions, the 2 biggest are; 1) How does emby generate/maintain API keys for the various indexers? In looking at several generations of the server logs I see that the key is consistent for each indexer. Is the key unique to each emby installation or shared by all installations? The latter could be significant in my configuration as I route most all of my internet traffic, emby and otherwise, through a commercial VPN. My ISP knows enough about me and my family. They don't need to know more. 2) Is it possible to use my own api keys for the indexers? If so, how? NOTE: I'd really rather not have to go this route. SERVER INFO: NOTE: All external requests do go through a VPN Thanks in advance for any assistance you all can offer.
  11. Hi, I have set up a mixed content folder and now try to manually correct the incorrect data. However, it is not possible to change a wrong identified tv show to a movie based on the ID, because the ID will only select tv. Can this be changed?
  12. Hi there! I'm trying to add an album from "Turilli / Lione Rhapsody" but emby detects as a collaboration album and creates two different artists: "Turilli" and "Lione Rhapsody" Is there a way to add it correctly or I need to replace this character with another one, like "-" for example?
  13. MuadDib999

    Audiobook Image Tagging

    For audiobooks, I organize each series as an album. So for example, Harry Potter would have seven books within the series. However, when the Album tag is read by Emby, it gives each book the same cover image regardless of the image metadata on each file. I would like to see each file's metadata be utilized individually instead of just the first one when it comes to the cover image as well.
  14. Hello all, I've been slowly converting my Music library into Emby, and I am noticing something that is a slight annoyance. It seems to be at random but Emby does not always import the Overview metadata for the album from MusicBrainz. Sometimes I have to click on the link for MusicBrainz Release Group id, and copy the Wikipedia data off the website myself. I can't find any reason why sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. Has anybody else run into this? Thanks!
  15. MuadDib999

    Audiobook Metadata Issues

    I'm working on setting up an Audio Book library and it is not pulling in the embedded metadata, specifically the images, correctly. When pulling in multiple books in one "Album", I would expect to see each book's individual cover. Instead I am seeing all books with the cover image of the first one. (Image: Wrong.png) I have found a workaround by removing the file's Album metadata tag (I use Mp3tag), loading the books into Emby, and then manually changing the Emby Album tag for each book. (Image: Right.png) However, this is a very tedious process with hundreds of audio books. Not to mention that if I accidentally hit "Refresh Metadata" or need to redo my Emby server for some reason, then it would take hours of work to get it back to where I want it. Thank you for looking into this.
  16. Hi, I have 2 tv-shows in my library that somehow doesn't get metadata downloaded. If I go into Metadata Editor (both for the show, season and episode) I can see that Emby has the right ID for the show on thetvdb.com and IMDB, which both has at least some text descriping the specific episode. But the text doesn't get downloaded into Emby. The shows are named like "show name S01E01 episode name", but I have tried without episode name which didn't make any difference. The episodes are located in a folder named "Season 1" which in turn are located in a folder named "show name". I have tried to look at the log files, but as I don't know what to look for it is not easy. Does anyone has any idea on how I can fix this issue?
  17. I am wondering what is the use of this people slot for each artists, as why would one add a composer or writer directly under an artist's metadata but not within the song's one. Also, I tried to add a person by typing his name but the dialog just closes after I push the Enter button, and nothing shows up under people. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
  18. If I add new movies to Emby the movie metadata isn't downloaded directly. If I manually Identify the movie only some metadate (like Images and Title) are fetched. Other metadata (like Plot and Actors) are not downloaded. I only use TMDB as metadata provider. For example I tried the movie Independence Day (1996). The complete metadata of this movie is available on TMDB, but it's not downloaded completely:e I also appended the Logs ("CompleteLog.txt") and already identified a relevant section ("RelevantLogSection.txt"). Emby reports an Error in TheMovieDB that states: I already restarted my NAS (Synology DS 220+), restarted Emby (Version, tried different movies and used the Refresh Meta button. In Addition the metadata fetching was possible until yesterday. RelevantLogSection.txt CompleteLog.txt
  19. Hi - I'm experiencing an unusual problem associated with reading Metadata updates. I'm running Emby Server with a PPTP/VPN server and NGINX reverse proxy server. In general Emby works as expected (remote connections to the server and streaming are all possible) but for some reason, when connected to the VPN Metadata updates (and I think EPG updates) cannot be read. I've tested this and the problem is repeatable. When the server is connected to the internet via the VPN connection Metadata updates and searches cannot be read, when connected to the local ISP internet provision then Metadata updates can be read. I've attached the error log which may give some indication as to the source of the problem. I'm confident it isn't a Firewall problem and I've checked routing for both Ports 8096 and 8920. I'm fairly confident the problem is something to do with the interaction between the NGINX server and the VPN connection. I'd welcome any suggestions from folk as to how I might fix this problem . Thank you. embyserver(3).txt
  20. Greetings, I've updated the embedded images for an audiobook album with Picard, but I can't seem to get emby to see the change. In Picard, you can see I've updated the embedded image for the whole album in the bottom right corner: Yet in emby, it still shows the old embedded image: There are no images like `cover.jpg` or anything like that in the album folder. I'm only sourcing from the embedded images for the album. I only have external image fetchers enabled for artists: On songs, I only have the image extractor enabled: Here are some of the things I've tried: I tried refreshing Metadata with replace images checked on: the entire audiobook library, the album, every individual file within the album I tried removing the album and readding it I tried deleting my entire audiobook library, then readding it. 😩 Because I've tried deleting and readding it, I'm assuming some sort of cached image keeps getting reused. Is there some way to prevent that? Or to clear out that cached image? I tried `Vacuum the database on the next Emby Server startup`, but that didn't seem to help at all. Any help would be appreciated. I've been pulling my hair on this one for a couple hours now... embyserver.txt
  21. Hi, so i reorganized my YT Backup/downloaded library to include more metadata. I am basically using <Videotitle> - <Uploaddate> - <YTVideoid>. but instead of registering for example 2022-05-14 as full date it detects it as from the year 20220514. Any idea how to fix it or define certain positions in the file name as year / month / day bc when you count the letters from the back of the file name the yt id is 11 characters on every video then space - space and then the date Regards :)
  22. I am changing my home Emby server from an Ubuntu based .deb package installation to a Docker setup. I did not realise that you could keep all the metadata, images and subtitles in each Movie or TV Show folder. Is it possible to wave a magic wand and copy all the current metadata, images and subtitles (gathered over the years!) to each of the Movie or TV Show folders when I install Emby using Docker? I guess this is Docker independant and it would be best to do this operation before the change to Docker? /var/lib/emby/metadata/ --> /srv/storage/Emby/Movies/Movie Name (YEAR)/Movie Name (YEAR).nfo etc I await your magic wand. 🙂 Paully
  23. Skyobliwind

    Pictures from Fanart just grey

    Starting a few days ago all pictures from fanart ar just shown in grey. Updating the FreeNas plugin to the newest available version didn't change anything. It happened from one day to the other without changes on the system. Did fanart make changes on their api side or something? Other sources work fine. Problem seems to only occur with different series. No problem with films. (See attached Screenshot).
  24. Emby Server on Windows 10 (v After adding Moon Knight (https://thetvdb.com/series/moon-knight) the first episode is available with the title in Emby as "TBA". No matter how many times I try and refresh all metadata on the episode, series or whole TV show it remains at "TBA". TVDB is the first metadata provider for the TV Shows library and it has the correct name for the episode. The filename even has the name of the episode in it. The metadata is NOT locked (first thing I checked). I had this before with Book of Boba Fett and had to edit the metadata manually but thought it was an isolated case. The server log only shows ffprobe.exe refreshing the episode thumbnail and coverart doing it's thing (CoverArt: image enhance of Moon Knight took 0.016 seconds.) I even deleted the metadata nfo file and refreshed the episode, and it recreate the file with TBA in the details: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?> <episodedetails> <plot><![CDATA[Steven Grant learns that he may be a superhero, but may also share a body with a ruthless mercenary.]]></plot> <outline /> <lockdata>false</lockdata> <dateadded>2022-03-31 00:22:13</dateadded> <title>TBA</title> I've run out of troubleshooting ideas now!
  25. Hello everyone, I'm having an issue with metadate images for actors, I have tried refreshing all metadata, searching for missing data and manually replacing the images but nothing seems to stick. Can anyone give any advice? I've added an image from the android app as reference but this also appears like this when using localhost Many thanks! EDIT: so manually refreshing metadata for each actor and ticking replace existing images works but is there a better way to do this? Refreshing all metadata from the emby server menu doesn't seem to clear it up?
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