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  1. In the never-ending fight against bad info, images etc. I've been editing IMDB and TmDB info in the Metadata Manager and saving each file which is known to have incorrect or missing info. However, I've been wondering (as of late) is this the right place to be doing these edits. Is there a simpler or more comprehensive way to have the fetcher/ scrapper pull in the correct info?
  2. English: Hello, I tell you about the problem I have. I'm trying to update metadata for the One Piece series (season 21) and I have the following settings in the series library: And what is happening is that tvdb has only the titles and not the synopsis, and most of the episodes on tvdb are blocked from being edited. In theory as tvdb does not have the synopsis, it should be taken from tmdb, but it is not. And I see that in the cache of tmdb-tv it creates a file "season-21-en.json", which has the data of the episodes, but emby apparently does not use them. I clarify that I am looking for metadata in the Spanish language, and I apologize for the translation into English of this topic. Attached the server log, to generate this log reset the server and when I start the only action I took was to replace the metada of the season in question. Do you know why this happens? Español: Hola, les comento el problema que tengo. Estoy intentando actualizar la metadata de la serie One Piece (temporada 21) y tengo la siguiente configuracion en la libreria de series: Y lo que esta pasando es que tvdb tiene solo los titulos y no la sinopsis, y la mayoria de capitulos en tvdb estan bloqueados para poder editarlos. En teoria como tvdb no tiene la sinopsis, deberia tomarla de tmdb, pero no lo esta haciendo. Y veo que en la cache de tmdb-tv crea un archivo "season-21-es.json", que tiene los datos de los episodios, pero emby no los usa al parecer. Aclaro que la metadata la busco en el idioma Español, y pido disculpas por la traduccion a Ingles de este topic. Adjunto el log del servidor, para generar este log resetie el servidor y cuando inicio la unica accion que realice fue reemplazar la metada de la temporada en cuestion. Saben porque ocurre esto? season-21-es.txt embyserver.txt
  3. arthurmv

    artist.nfo please

    I can't find artist.nfo in APPDATA folder, only cover images there, and nothing happens if I modify or set some dummy nfo's files in my artist folders. I gave me all rights to the whole drive (D:\) but nothing happens... I need to format computer and/or move my media library often, I'm looking for solution using metadata as files or embedded into them. I think emby could be the answer (I came from Plex). Can someone help me? please. log.txt
  4. Hello I have started adding home photos into my Emby library (videos home videos and photos), I am using Adobe bridge to add the IPTC metadata. I know Keywords get mapped to Tags I was wondering how Emby map other fields? I want to be able to mass tag photos and have Emby auto fill the following feilds: Studio People Genre I can't really find any guide around photos and metadata management for Emby and have been trying a few different fields but nothing but keyword seem to populate.
  5. thegrunge

    Backup And Restore Server

    Hi I'm doing a backup test on my mac. I used the server configuration backup extension (plugins) to do my restoration and I copied the metadata in the root folder where the metadata is located after the scan and that before scanning the libraries. The process is as long as if I hadn't transferred the metadata. I wonder if this is normal or if I should also use the NFO extension. In fact I am not sure what exactly this extension does apart from creating .nfo files next to each file. Thank you Edit: I think I used the metadata of another version of Emby that I had installed and which was not in .config but just before in my username folder. I believe that a simple way to restore on clean installation would be to copy and paste the emby-server folder as well as that of the application. @@dcol @@PenkethBoy @@Smaky
  6. C_J

    Artist Info & Artist Images

    1. Is there a way to load artists with pictures only but without artist info. The info provided by musicbrainz is often too long. 2. which metadata downloader must be enabled to load artist pictures?
  7. Hello, I'm having a problem with the display in the Metadata Manager for "Movies" media libraries. Indeed, for these media libraries, the variable " serveritemtype " is set to " Movie ", while for media libraries of the " TV " type , the display is in " Folder " mode eg: " Films " type media library : <li role = "treeitem" serveritemtype = "Movie" collectiontype = "undefined" aria-selected = "false" aria-level = "2" aria-labelledby = "8_anchor" id = "8" class = "jstree-node jstree -leaf "> " TV " type media library : <li role = "treeitem" serveritemtype = "Folder" collectiontype = "undefined" aria-selected = "false" aria-level = "2" aria-labelledby = "8_anchor" id = "8" class = "jstree-node jstree -leaf "> The fact is that when a media is not correctly detected by the scrapper, it is very practical to be able to find it thanks to the Metadata Manager (I think, moreover, that is its function). Display in " Folder " mode is therefore necessary. On an Emby server, in the latest stable version (, which I upgrade from version to version since version 4, I don't have this problem, the display is in " Folder " On a freshly installed Emby server (, I have this problem. For information on configuration, the 2 Emby servers are installed on an Ubuntu 18.04 server 64bits (up-to-date) with an Emby Premiere LifeTime license each. Is there the possibility to force the display in " Folder " mode in the Metadata Manager ? Thanks for your help. Mick @@neik @@Happy2Play @@arrbee99
  8. Hello For some reason Emby recently only started reading the first Genre tag in all of my music. My Music folder is setup as Artist > Album > Tracks My Music is tagged using Mp3Tag and Music Bee Genre1//Genre2//Genre3//Genre4 Stone Sour Come What(ever) May Heavy Metal//Hard Rock//Alternative Metal//Post-Grunge Emby only shows Heavy Metal.
  9. c0m3r

    Lock all movie metadara

    Is there a way I can lock the metadata for all movies without going into each one? I have a large library and doing this would take some considerable time. If not, would this be a possible addition to the server?
  10. I'm having issues when sorting with AutoOrganize, when I pick all the settings and click okay for the series I get error:null with this in the error log *** 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}_amd64.deb Operating system: Unix 64-Bit OS: True 64-Bit Process: True User Interactive: True Runtime: file:///opt/emby-server/system/System.Private.CoreLib.dll Processor count: 4 Program data path: /var/lib/emby Application directory: /opt/emby-server/system System.Exception: System.Exception: No provider metadata found for The Witcher season 1 episode 1 at Emby.AutoOrganize.Core.FileOrganizationService.PerformOrganization(EpisodeFileOrganizationRequest request) Source: Emby.AutoOrganize TargetSite: Void MoveNext()
  11. I am planning to run both a production & a test Emby server pointing to the same source for their libraries. However, I want only the production to update the nfo metadata in the respective media folders and the test server to only read them since I don't want to make all the changes twice. I did find this topic while searching: https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/26375-can-i-have-2-emby-servers-both-accessing-the-same-media-library/ but its a little old and I just wanted to confirm the changes to be done on the test server to prevent any writes and only read the nfo files. Changes required: * Disable the NFO option in the Metadata Savers section * Disable the "Save artwork into media folders" option However, I believe this will still download the metadata but store it in the DB instead? Is there any way to avoid that too and just read the NFO and the already downloaded artwork, posters etc. (already downloaded by the production folder alongside the media) for any metadata?
  12. Hi all, New to Emby, which I am trying to setup purely for mobile device access. So far, Emby is not pulling any metadata for my media files. Here is how media is setup: 1. Movies are stored in /movies/<decade>/<year>/movie_title.mkv For Blu-Ray - /movies/<decade>/<year>/movie_title 2. Series are store /series/<series_title>/series_title_s01/series_title_s01e01.mkv 3. There are no .nfo stored with the movie/series files 4. Emby has read only access to the media volumes 5. Emby is running on a dedicated Linux VM, with binary install (not docker) The above conditions are fixed and will not change. What I am looking for is an option to manually update the metadata to add the movie, series title, thetvdb id/themoviedb id and have Emby pull the remaining information. Unfortunately, the editor does NOT allow me to change the series title and I cannot locate where the metedata info is stored in the DB. Any help appreciated.
  13. hello, @ll; as a complete newby to Emby, I am wondering about some smaller aspects of music metadata handling; specifically: are all metadata amendments caused by Emby stored on Emby only? Or will they get written back into the individual files's taggage = sync back down to my actual library?(like : play and skip count/s, genre updates) etc. will genre information written by Emby's information enrichment be added to prexisting genre information on a track or will it replace pre-existing genres? + (probably floating around here somewhere already, but I haven't been able to spot it) : is there an/y ETA on when Emby might get dynamic playlists with smart filters? (such as "genre contains {x}") and multi-level sorting (to achieve a} by playcount descending with b} skip count ascending etc.) Thank you for what feedback you may be able to provide. Cheers! @@cayars @@Happy2Play
  14. mtkk

    Problems after installation

    Welcome I am trying to replace Kodi with Emby but I have problems I installed from the Emby repository and added write access to the user. Emby scanned the Library but found nothing about the metadata. Even if I enter the title or imdb id by hand, nothing is found either. Similarly, when I enter the plug-in catalog. No plugins appear. My server is DS412 +
  15. So, I've obtained second season (some call it second part of season 1) of `Chilling Adventures of Sabrina`. When I am trying to download metadata for it (actors, ep descriptions and so on) it fails to do so because Emby thinks its season 3 despite me clearly stating it is season 2. You might ask how do I know it? I know it because I manually set it to season 2, however it is automatically fetches wrong release date. Second season came out in 2019 but it insists it came 24 January 2020. I tried correcting `release date` and `year` fields manually both for season as the whole and specific episode, it is still fails to download metadata (such as episode description, name, actors). This is what I see when I replace metadata of the season: correctly deduced season number and incorrectly deduced release date; and this is what I get when looking at metadata of an episode: correctly deduced season/episode number and episode name from the future, episode also has same release date as the season so I didn't include it.
  16. Hi, I was using Plex but want to migrate to Emby, but I am having problems with missing items in my library. I have multiple drives with Movies and TV shows, all named correctly for example TV Shows: └── Black Mirror (2011) ├── Season 01 │ ├── Black Mirror - s01e01.mkv │ ├── Black Mirror - s01e02.mkv │ └── Black Mirror - s01e03.mkv ├── Season 02 │ ├── Black Mirror - s02e01.mkv │ ├── Black Mirror - s02e02.mkv │ ├── Black Mirror - s02e03.mkv │ └── Black Mirror - s02e04.mkv Unfortunately Emby did not identify all or added some as duplicates, I don't know.. For example, I have 413 TV Shows but in Emby I see only 412. How to find where is the problem? Is there some way to list all items in library with paths to files/folders?
  17. Loki93

    How to clear metadata cache

    Hello everybody and happy holidays, I'm looking for a way to manually clear the metadata cache. I want that because the tvdb scrapper gets outdated (wrong) episode information (episode title, description, airdate, etc.) from cache based on the correct filenames. As it seems the scrapper refers to the S00E00 part of the filename and ignores the following episode title (e.g. "S03E14 - Zwei linke Hände.mp4"). The result is, that "S03E14 - Zwei linke Hände.mp4" is displayed as "Glaube versetzt Berge" which is S03E20. I recently changed some information (episode numbers) in the tvdb database and verified that the API repsonses the new values. In particular, I changed the episode numbers: from 14 to 20: https://thetvdb.com/series/291180/episodes/6106291 from 15 to 14: https://thetvdb.com/series/291180/episodes/6179164 from 16 to 15: https://thetvdb.com/series/291180/episodes/6179166 from 17 to 16: https://thetvdb.com/series/291180/episodes/6179167 from 18 to 17: https://thetvdb.com/series/291180/episodes/6179168 from 19 to 18: https://thetvdb.com/series/291180/episodes/6218765 from 20 to 19: https://thetvdb.com/series/291180/episodes/6218772 I found a folder at /var/lib/emby/cache with several subfolders like "tmdb-movies" or "tvdb". Is it save to delete those folders without running into problems with? Cheers Lok1
  18. I am running Emby on an Unraid docker. I have a large library and have been using Emby Server for Windows for a while. I loaded up Emby on a new server build about 1.5 days ago. The library scan took some time, but it finished. I can see the names and metadata, but the images (posters) stopped download after a few movies and randomly after a couple of TV Shows. I attached the log below. Any help is appreciated. embyserver-63712293366.txt
  19. ricardonr


    Hi, I'm using DS418 and mMy libray metadata is not working correctly for all movies. Just a couple of movies fetch the correct parent rating in portuguese M/12, M/16, ... all others fetch in English R, PG-13, ... Some movies won't get the rotten tomatoes rating while others do. All of them show the imdb rating. I'm just testing, but all the movies are recent. I've uninstalled the server and reinstalled it but the issue continues. Thanks
  20. Hey all, So recently I had to disable/remove and then reinstall Emby server recently on my Ubuntu box and now I appear to be having some odd issues with grabbing the proper images from TheTVDB. In the past if I updated & replaced the metadata on a series it would grab the newest images from TheTVDB (as all series are only set to grab from there). But now it seems it will only default to older series image, banners, backdrops, etc. no matter which way I try to refresh the meta data. I've also noticed that when I go to "Identify" a series, when I put in the TheTVDB ID in it brings up the series but shows it with no image attached, like it would in your library if there were no primary image attached. Previously it would show the image there, indicating that is what would be downloading with it I assume. My log is below. This was after doing a refresh & replace all meta data on my "TV Shows" library. Can anyone figure out why this is happening or maybe give me some suggestions on what to try with troubleshooting it? Feel free to roast me if I've done something stupid or missed something obvious. Thanks in advance! Log: https://pastebin.com/8iHfeUp6
  21. schmitty

    Metadata for Extras

    Hi, Metadata needs to be saved for extras, in order to be able to keep names and screengrabs when metadata is refreshed.
  22. roblav96

    TVDB Updates Endpoint Forbidden

    The endpoint https://thetvdb.com/api/Updates.php which is called during the post-scan task TvdbPrescanTask returns a 403 Forbidden.
  23. icedragonslair

    How do I stop EMBY from adding sets?

    How do I stop EMBY from adding sets? it is quite literally destroying my collection Thank you, Ice
  24. hello For some series that are longer than 1 season emby starts group all of the episodes into 1 episode. Any suggestions on how to fix this
  25. qazwsx10


    Quick question! Historically, I've always saved my metadata/nfo/artwork with my media files. More recently I have been experimenting with uploading my content to Google Drive through rclone. My question is, if it would be a good idea to continue saving the metadata with the media files (in this case Google Drive), or if it would be faster Emby experience if it was saved locally on the machine (in this case Nvidia Shield). The main reason I was thinking of saving it on Google Drive was because I will most likely have to update my media files as I expand my collection. For example, if I currently have a 1080p file and eventually purchase and upload the 2160p version, I will need to rename the files and metadata files as well as create folders for my content. My primary concern was internet speeds. My download speed is restricted 100mbps and even we are the only users, I wasn't sure if that would be fast enough to quickly load all the images on the front-end Emby app. Whereas if I were to save it locally on the server (Nvidia Shield), I would assume it would be very quick. I will be experimenting with this in most likely a month, but I wanted to get your experiences in the meantime.
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