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  1. roshanconnor

    Anime as a Library

    Hi everyone So I had added my Anime Collection as a Library I chose Category - TV Shows Plugin - I installed Anime Plugin from Plugins option Database - I chose AniDB as my database of choice for the metadata My Fliles are named perfectly for Media server..its working great with Plex Server So it took some time for the initial scan and it was done after around 4 hours The issue is it detected the files..but there is no metadata at all..I cant see any images or any info about the show How can I fix this Thank you
  2. Hi, I will try to explain my doubt, because it is something complicated to tell, and more with the difficulty of the language. When emby doesn't recognize a movie, it scans the video and takes a sample image.. If it recognizes the video, it uses the images from internet databases. So: I have several videos (student shorts) that emby misrecognizes. What I do is go to the metadata, edit it by hand, and enter the correct data. And the images, I delete them all. From that moment on, the video image is shown to me with a rectangle with a color, and the name of the video above it. Is there a way to make emby scan the video so that it automatically takes a frame in the preview? Regards,
  3. Emby is far better, in every way, than Plex. An improvement would be a drop down option from the Menu bar to Scan the Library (videos added to my source folder for the library don't automatically appear in Emby, so I have to scan to load them).
  4. Good night, my Emby Server stopped adding new movies and series to the library, even running manual manually it won't. Please help me. thank yo
  5. tattoomees

    Scan not showing anymore

    I noticed when i go example on movies section and select Scan Library Files green progress circle is not showing . How i can monitor if the scan is actually started and scanning ?
  6. Trinax

    Inaccurate Scheduled task report

    I seem to have run into a bug recently where the "Last ran XX ago" time is inaccurately reporting 60 minutes since last scan/ran. Instead of starting the timer at 0 minutes and 0 seconds, it jumps up to 60 minutes the moment the scheduled task finishes. This is not a problem for me personally and I have tried to do a full restart of the server in order to fix it, but it is still inaccurately reporting finish time. Info App: Application version: emby-server-deb_{version}_amd64.deb Operating system: Unix 64-Bit OS: True 64-Bit Process: True User Interactive: True
  7. Hello, I would have a small request, for management reasons, I disabled automatic library scans and I wondered if it would be possible to add a contextual entry to the Emby icon located in the notification area to " scan all libraries now ". It would be really great to be able to do a right click to perform this operation than having to do the long way of the web page ... Thank you for your consideration of our suggestions.
  8. henriquefer

    Scan only a specific subdirectory

    Hi, I have a bash script that can trigger a library scan for a specific library (Movies or TVShows). However, I would like to know if it is possible to trigger a scan for a specific subdirectory. For example, I have this structure for TV Shows: TVShows/<TV SHOW NAME>/<SEASON>/EPISODE I would like to trigger a scan only for a specific <TV SHOW NAME> directory. Is it possible? Thank you in advance.
  9. knowenoughtobedangerous

    Music scan missing albums and tracks with # in their name

    Topic title says it all really. Example of albums missed: //HomeServer/Music/MediaMonkey/Louis Jordan/Jivin' With Jordan #2 - Let The Good Times Roll/. #1, #3 and #4 are also missed. There are entries in the attached logs that appear to relate to this. Example of tracks missed: //HomeServer/Music/MediaMonkey/Vivaldi/Four Seasons/Spring - Concerto #1 in E major - 2 - Largo.mp3. 11 other tracks with similar names and from the same album are also missed. But 6 more tracks from the same album were found. I can see nothing in the log relating to the missed tracks. Plex running on the same server finds these and other missed items fine. I've not tested for similar failures wth Album Artist names. I'll thank you not to suggest that I edit the tags - they were completed automatically and would likely be changed back, if not by Emby then by MediaMonkey. I believe this to be a fault. But I'm amazed that nobody else has reported it as far as I can see. Anyone? Thanks Ian QNAP TS-453 Pro, V Emby V embyserver.txt hardware_detection-63704836041.txt
  10. atrpm

    GDrive - emby_autoscan

    I have been working on a python script to pull file changes from GDrive using google’s api, get the file info and send a request to emby’s api to update the file path via the library/media/updated endpoint. So far I have been able to successfully do this, script have been running with no issues for 24 hrs before I make it public there are a few improvements that I have to make. I have tested this on a windows machine, I would like to find a few ppl with different OS to make sure that it works fine there, so please is interested send a PM. I do have an Emby related question, after a request has been sent and media is scheduled to be refreshed, what happens if the server is restarted before that task is completed? Here is the github link: https://github.com/atrpm/emby_gdrive_autoscan
  11. Kimballslice1890

    Scan Media Library Hanging

    Not sure if it was a result of server release or TVDB release 1.07 but my library scans have been hanging at 92.3% going on at least 6 hours now and the server has slow responses while this is happening. My emby server hung up 2 days ago and I had to do a full restart of the VM, not sure if it was because of the library scan or not. There are no issues with the storage locations in which my media is hosted. I searched the forums and didn't see anyone else reporting such issue.
  12. Hello, I’ve searched the Emby forums and have found very similar postings but without the clear answer I am searching for. My TV library stores each episode into a separate season sub-folder. So my library folder structure is similar to what is shown below. The parent series folder (Star Trek) has no actual episode files directly in it. Instead, the season sub-folders (Season 1) contains the individual episodes. When Emby goes to work on scanning the library: nfo files (i.e. tvshow.nfo) and image files are populated within the season sub-folders (Season 1). There are no nfo or image files in the parent series folder (Star Trek). As a result, Emby does not display the series folder art work for the series (Star Trek). ☹ As an experiment and to prove my theory: I manually copied a single episode from one of the season folders into the parent series folder and rescanned. Bingo, I got folder art work. So either I’m missing an important setting/configuration or Emby doesn’t support folder artwork for series and season sub-folders. I’m hoping someone can point out the missing configuration or tell me “No, your out of luck” so that I can stop spinning my wheels. TV Library ....Star Trek The Next Generation .......Season 1 .......Season 2 ......etc.. ....Star Trek .......Season 1 .......Season 2 ......etc.. As Always Thank you in advance, Julie
  13. Hi, I want to set up a more shiny UI and have been directed to emby. At the moment I'm browsing the smb share. So I've been playing around yesterday, scanning my movie share on my unRAID server. Looked nice as I left. Now I came back and the library is wiped clean. I imagine this is due to the fact that my media server is not running 24/7. The scheduler is set to scan the media library after 12 hours by default. The emby docker itself is running 24/7 on a bananaPi. SharpCifs.Smb.SmbException: SharpCifs.Smb.SmbException: Failed to connect:<00>/media.server.ip What is the right setting in my usecase. I think some check for the presence (e.g. ping) of the media server is needed before a library update is performed. Somebody with this usecase here?
  14. 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
  15. jspmiller

    Library scan hangs

    After the v4 upgrade, my library scan hangs at 88%. After looking at the log, it looks like it does finish sometimes, but it takes 30 minutes to complete. Other times it appears to bomb out and start over. Either way, once it finishes, it starts right back up. Before the upgrade it took less than a minute. All Plugins have been upgraded and the server has been rebooted. I have disabled ipv6 and subtitle downloads per other users questions. I also upgraded to last night and I have the same results. I have attached my server log. EmbyServer.txt
  16. wickedlemon

    Slow - almost non-existent - scan

    Hi New user and first post so hopefully I'm posting in the right place and it's not full of (too) stupid questions! I recently installed Emby Server on Windows 10, just to see what it actually did and get a feel of how it actually worked. I've now decided to set up Emby on a Raspberry Pi 2. I don't need it for streaming/transcoding, purely for pulling metadata, so I'm not concerned about any of the Pi's power limitations. I installed on a fresh install of Raspbian and started to set it up, adding libraries, plugins as I had done under Windows. Then I noticed that the scanning wasn't going as fast. Nowhere near as fast. Back to a fresh Raspbian/Emby install and this time no plugins and a minimal library - just 12 TV episodes to test. First run and I gave up before it had even completed. The episodes already had all the nfo and thumb images before the scan started but it was still taking ages. Log entries showed ffprobe entries for each file spaced anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes apart. Removed the library, nfos and images and tried again and it's still not working. Dashboard still says its scanning, but there doesn't appear to have been a log entry related to scanning for over half an hour. in both instances there just seems to be huge time periods of Emby not doing anything, or at least not logging anything. Any suggestions? There doesn't seem to be an errors in the log and I had no issues scanning under Windows. Two logs attached. 1 when folder had nfo/thumbs already and 2 with no existing local metadata. embyserver1.txt embyserver2.txt
  17. I recently upgraded from to using the following instructions from Makarai: Upgrade went smoothly and after initial database upgrade, library scan (4 & a half hours) and reinstall of some plugins, everything worked great... I added some more media and did a manual library scan which took around 40 minutes ( would scan in ~10 mins). I have done a couple more scans and get the same results around 40 minutes per scan. The scan gets to around 90% in about 5 minutes and then the last 10% takes the rest of the time. Any ideas about why it takes longer?
  18. Hello, I have a problem with scanning my library from the beginning of using Emby. As i found Plex and Kodi absolutely unusable for me, I have ended with Emby, where I done all settings and found all features I need. I am running portable version Emby on Windows 7 dedicated desktop computer, copied on non system magnetic hardrive, where also all my media are stored. As I am running Emby under non admin Windows account I have used NSSM to run emby as service under this account. My last reamaining problem is with scaning media. I have a lot of media divided into four libraries. Two for videos/movies, other two for photos/pictures. Everytime I start scaning, it fails. Average scan time is 15mins. As I do not care about watch data, I have deleted library.db and started Emby server again, but without luck. I have read some topics related to this problem, but I have not find solution there. I think there is some problem with my media, but as I have lot of media, it is not easy to check it all. Is there any feature how to find root casuse of problem? I have attached datalogs, but I am not able to find anything saying something like: Error while scaning file.... So I have no idea how to debug this. Thank you in advance with this issue. Log.txt Log_scan.txt
  19. accarshop

    Scan media library failed

    Hi, Hoping someone can point me in the right direction for an error "Scan medial library failed" that has shown up on on my dashboard and recurring "Debug App: Running FFProbeProvider" errors I'm seeing in my log file. My setup is fresh. Emby v3.5.2.0 (portable) installed on a newly minted Windows Server 2016 server and launched using task scheduler at Windows Startup (like being able to restart Emby from dashboard). The install went smoothly. Prior to importing my movies and tv shows I stripped them to just the containing folder (movie name (20??) and tv show name\season ?) and the base video file. No images, nfo, etc. Then they were added to Emby and Emby built everything. I did chose to have Emby store everything with the video file and had it pre-fetch everything during the initial build out. When all was finished library update appeared to run cleanly and I don't recall seeing any alerts. Yesterday when I came in the alerts panel said the library scan failed. Every scan now reports the same thing. Odd thing is the scans appear to be successful. My library is large but I'm not seeing any gaps. As a diagnostic I've attempted a number of things including; * Pulling source folder from the library, scan, and re-add the source folder. Did that 1 by 1 for each library. * Pulling the source folder from the library, delete the library, scan, re-create the library (same name). Did that 1 by 1 for each library. * Moving all movies out of the movie folder, scan the library, move the movies back and scan again. * Moving all tv shows out of the tv shows folder, scan the library, move the tv shows back and scan again. Ran a few other scenarios that I won't bore with here. I was hesitant to clear clear caches or dbs as I'm not versed with the app yet. That and spent a LOT of time creating the collections and marking what was/wasn't watched (gotta keep my wife happy). Anyway, below is a screenshot of my dashboard and I've attached a copy of my logs (debug on). Hoping someone can point me to where I need to go to clear this up. Also, in looking at the logs I see a recurring scan (Debug App: Running FFProbeProvider/MovieDbTrailerProvider/OmdbItemProvider) for a series of movies (primarily). There are 15 of them at the moment. Look at them in the meta data browser they look correct with provider information populated. Rescanning them with replace doesn't help nor does pulling the videos, scanning, and re-introducing them. I realize it likely isn't hurting anything but the OCD in me would like to correct this. Any suggestions would be appreciated. embyserver - scanning issue.txt
  20. Tentacles

    Scan media library failed

    I just installed Emby server for the first time, and added my folders of media to for each section, and went to the dashboard and found that the media library scan had failed, so tried it again and it happened again after 2 minutes. Not sure what folders it is stopping at, and can't understand the log. No idea what's happening. embyserver.txt
  21. Hi all, Last week I opened Emby and found that all the library contents were missing. Attempts to rescan the library failed. Restarting the server was successful but the library contents were still missing. Emby server was also consuming a lot of CPU on the host server while attempting to scan. I have had a similar issue before, which was fixed by renaming the library.db file in the appdata directory and restarting the server. I tried this also, but the result was the same. I tried stopping the hung library scan process in the Manage Server web utility, but it hangs in the Stopping status. The Refresh Guide task also never completes (stuck at 65%), but will stop successfully when I manually stop it. I am attaching the latest logs from the server. Please let me know what to try next. Thanks in advance!
  22. leon123456789

    Emby lädt nicht alle Dateien

    Hallo Leute. Ich habe gemerkt, dass Emby nicht alle Dateien aus dem angegebenen Pfad in die Bib lädt. Beisiel: Pfad ist /mnt/Filme/ Hier sind viele Filme und auch weiter directories drin. Emby findet beim scannen auch die meisten Filme, doch in einer directory /mnt/Filme/bestimmeFilme findet er nur 2/4 der sich dort befindenen Filme. Ich habe dann testweise eine neue Bibliothek erstellt mit nur dem Pfad /mnt/Filme/bestimmteFilme. Wenn ich dann scanne findet er gar keinen Film. Woran könnte das liegen? Liebe Grüße Leon
  23. I noticed the server wasn't able to successfully scan the library for the past 2 weeks now. It gives me the error A child with the Id xxxxxxxxxxxxx already exists. Digging in the logs it told me the error came from my Doctor Who folder. Apparently the media folder 'Specials & others' got duplicated somehow in the library. See attached image from the metadata manager. Strangely enough I haven't touched that series in a long time, so it couldn't be a PEBKAC issue. It seems like the problem started around the time I updated Emby Server to version on my Synology DS918+ about 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately I don't have the logs of that time anymore. This raises 2 questions 1) How is it possible the server duplicated a media folder by itself that I haven't touched in ages? 1a) Could it be the version that may be buggy regarding this issue? 2) How can I remove one of those folders so that my library will scan again? I don't want to physically delete anything from the server. Thanks in advance.
  24. Hi Everyone, First off, huge thanks to the dev team for the awesome support they've provided us over the years! I currently have a fresh, new installation of Emby Server, with no Plug In's enabled at this point. I setup a single Library, consisting of the Content Type ''Music''. When setting up the Library, I only have ''Download artwork and metadata from the internet....'' checked. All of the folders in my music library follow the proper naming convention: Artist --> Album --> track1, track2, track3, etc. I have all my MP3's meticulously tagged. Anyways...the library scan needed up being ''stuck'', so to speak, at 68.4% for several hours now. I went ahead and stopped Emby Server and enabled Debug Logging, restarted and re-kicked off a Library Scan. Again, the scan took about 10mins to get to 68.4%, and it's been stuck there for about 90 mins. Attached is the log...is there anything I'm doing wrong at this point? Thanks! server-63650048977.txt server-63650048977.txt server-63650102399.txt
  25. I am new to emby and have searched here and elsewhere and found a lot of talk about library scans and such but nothing about this specific kind of thing. Running latest stable version as of two days ago on Windows 8.1. I have a dump folder, basically, where TV Shows get dumped into and they have some crazy names because that's how they come to me (wink). Usually they have dots in between the words of the name. Like The.Big.Bang.Theory.s11e01.maybeotherstuffhere.mkv or something like that. Nothing is in a subfolder at all. One big, ugly, dump folder. I have the library pointed at this folder with the auto update option turned on and set to TV so when new things get dumped there it should pick them up. This is how I had plex setup and it worked perfectly for this. emby does a horrible job at identifying the shows/episodes in this scenario. I love emby and consider it superior to plex in pretty much every other way at this point. I even dropped my plex pass subscription and paid for emby premiere. I guess my question is whether emby just isn't setup to identify things like this or it can't figure the name because of the dots or it has to have the subfolders OR am I doing something wrong other than having the big dump folder as a library? Thanks for the help.
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