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  1. jort

    Performance issues

    I have a server consisting of the following hardware: Asrock N68C-GS FX AMD fx 4800 8 GB of Dual Channel DDR3 1600 RAM A generic usb 3.0 drive as boot drive A seagate barracuda 3TB HDD for media storage Ubuntu server 16.04.3 as OS playback on Chrome on a windows 10 pc When playing videos, the playback seems to drop very often and buffering seems to take forever. However when looking in the dashboard I often see that the server is either direct streaming or transcoding at over 60 frames per second. I also notice that when playing media firstly the process takes up around 60 to 70% of the cpu, at which point the playback is fine. However after some time the process disappears, and the playback stop, it then takes about a good 5 minutes for a new process to start streaming the media again. I have tried reinstalling emby-server as well has tried multiple versions of ffmpeg, however nothing seems to work. I hope someone else can spot the issue and bring me the sweet joy of smooth video playback GeneralLog.txt transcodingLOG.txt
  2. My music collection consists of uncompressed flac files. Before I move head with Emby I need to know if I play a flac file to the mobile app over tower using my data will the file be transcoded to an mp3 file, and downgraded so I do not kill my data? I looked in the settings of the app, and I do not see a setting to set Music Quality to tell it to stream at a certain bit rate. I see it for movies, but not for music. Also, I seen someone mention about the app cashing the music file while listening to the app, I see the web client already does this, it would be great if the app did this as well. iBroadcast does this, it will cache the song while playing, and then cache the next song after it, its a really nice feature to implement if possible?
  3. gillmacca

    IPTV plugin. Streaming list

    Anyone know of a website that has a good working list of IPTV channels that I can use with the IPTV plugin. Especially would like UK channels
  4. douglasg14b

    Very poor streaming quality

    I'm getting very bad streaming quality from Emby in scenes that feature a lot of movement and individual objects. I have the transcoding setting set to highest quality (except for CRF which is 1 instead of 0, else nothing plays). My server's CPU usage is <5%, so that's not throttling the transcoding. The quality only drops during fast scenes or scenes with a lot of detail, and the drop is significant enough to disrupt pretty much any movie or TV show. Movies with lots of on-screen details are nearly unwatchable. How can I correct this? Emby Streaming Screenshot: PLEX Streaming (default settings) Screenshot: Local Playback Screenshot: My Transcoding settings: Emby Streaming Screenshot: ffmpeg-transcode-cca60075-9132-4427-9b7a-4ce5f5339c28.txt server-63639388800.txt
  5. So, i've set up Emby, and it seems to work fine over the internet. I can play to my tv, and i can access it as a server. Now, i just can't seem to figure out a way to acess it without the intternet? Is this possible? I have an old modem/router connected to my desktop. NO internet. I'd like my tv to be able to log into the WLAN and to be able to access and stream my files from there. Quick question: Does anybody else find that they can't navigate their media via their tv remotes? forward/back/pause?
  6. Hello guys! I'm new to Emby but I like the program very much! I have one little problem, can't get the HTTPS function to work: the server doesn't generate a SSL certificate. But that is not my question today. Because my HTTPS is not working, I no stream via HTTP to locations outside my home network. Normally I don't stream a lot, but now, because of the holidays I do stream a lot. My question, is it safe to stream over HTTP. Because everyone can watch what I'm streaming would I not be marked for piracy or something? Because I'm up-and-downloading files that are protected by copyright. thanks in advance, kind regards, Ronnie van der Woude
  7. I have set my playback streaming bitrate to 7 Mbps as I have a 10 Megabit upload connection. It seems that this isn't being completely honored. The average might be around 7 Mbps when streaming externally, but what is actually happening is it will spike up to at or above my max upload bandwidth for a few seconds, then not push any data, then spike again. Most times the spikes are close to 7 Mbps, but 1/5 at least are 8-10 Mbps. Here is a network graph from my router of an external stream: I could try lowering it even further (I had it set to 8) and see if that helps. But I would like to be able to stream externally at around 7 Mbps and lowering will probably force the clients to a lower bitrate. And multiple clients would be even lower. The main reason this is an issue is that it really impacts some multiplayer games. Sometimes ping will be bad, other times ping seems fine but it will be rubber-banding and freaking out.
  8. Hello guys! I experienced an issue. I can't use external player anymore, it only comes some popup that reloads the activity after clicking on it (screenshot). I have downloaded 2.8.40 and I got the same issue. After that I have installed an older version: 2.8.39 -> now it works again. I am using a Galaxy S7 edge and the server runs on Windows 10. Greetings, Jan
  9. Hi, Can administrators no longer set a max streaming rate for users? As you used to be able to go into the users profile via the admin dashboard then edit this user's profile, image & personal preferences & from there you could change their limit. I'm running version I know you can do the streaming limit in playback settings from the admin dashboard but there are some devices on my server I wanted to limit to a set rate. Thanks, David.
  10. empireslayer000

    Nexus Player - MPEG2 Playback

    Hi all, I was just wondering if, since the nexus player (with developer preview M) has MPEG2 hardware decoding now, Live Television could be streamed (for lack of a better term) rather than being transcoded? Or am I missing something? Is .ts remuxed to MPEG2 then transcoded to h264/aac? Thanks for any responses! I know that this will not effect many individuals but it may also help those running the windows Emby app with Live TV. Just a thought! Empire
  11. speedingcheetah

    Steaming not working - Black screen or error

    I posted about this issues before, but the forum seem to have been deleted. I have been unable to stream Live Tv to any device. I get " No compatible streams....error". I have refreshed the guide, restarted both sever and host computer. Problem started occurring 2 days ago. I use mainly Chrome to aces Emby. When I don't get the error message, it loads the payer box as if it was going to stream the channel or file, but its is just a black screen, sometimes, only the audio will start playing, the controls on the bottom of the player are dashes likes nothing is loaded. It seems local media files that do not require transcoding play fine, but nothing else will. The guide is accurate and recording works fine. I have recorded a few shows and was able to play back the recorded file with VLC just fine. But it will not play in Emby. I attached what logs i could find. Loga.txt Log2.txt
  12. Hey there so I figured I'd report this issue or inquire on how to fix it. For probably a couple months now Xbox One when DLNA streaming will no longer show Movie Posters, Season Posters, etc... Just wondering if this is a bug or how it can be fixed thanks!
  13. gutterpunk13

    Question about hardware

    Hey guys, I am experiencing an odd issue on my Windows 7 Home Premium server I was streaming some movies and things to my chromecast VIA the android app the other day, everything was fine. All of a sudden the media would pause on its own and sit for like a minute then it would play for a minute then pause again. I thought this was odd so I remote into my machine to see what was what, and found that ffmpeg has my cpu maxed out. I restarted my machine and it cleared up the issue, for a while. Now this happens at least once a day. Its quite an annoyance. Any clue on what I can do to clear this up? Thanks!! John
  14. jeffshead

    New and confused

    It seems I have complicated my life but my intention was to keep things simple... What is the best setup for my needs? Background: For years, I've had movies stored on a network share and have been using Serviio Pro (DLNA) for standalone Blu-ray players that do not play all video formats. Serviio also does a fairly decent job of streaming over the Internet via it's built-in web portal. I occasionally utilize this functionality when I'm away. Next, I added a WDTV device because the standalones sometimes freeze and have problems with fast forward and reverse. The WDTV device plays videos directly from the network share and was working great up till the last couple of firmware updates. The stupid device periodically looses track of the network share and cannot find it again unless I reboot my PC's and/or server, depending on which one is designated as the master browser. This is a known issue that will probably never be resolved. Anyway, I replaced the WDTV with an Android TV box because of that issue. I'm loving the Android box (MeMoBOX MX MAX) but it has complicated matters. For example: I can no longer use a single universal remote to control the TV, standalone and streaming box. Now I have to have two separate remotes. I had to purchase a separate air mouse remote with a keyboard to utilize the features of the Android box. I could not find an all-in-one that has air mouse, keyboard and that can be programmed to control the standalone and TV. This one (MX3) comes close and it works very, very well. I just hope it holds up. The Android box came with Kodi so now there's a great deal more menus and more steps involved to navigate to and play videos. More menus and options = confused wife. I don't know what is the most efficient way to set things up. My questions and dilemma: I want robustness and simplicity. I do not want to have a complicated setup that requires administration of redundant services or multiple libraries. I want the flexibility of being able to access a single library from the LAN or WAN and be able to select whether I want to watch a transcoded movie or a direct stream. I do not want to transcode everything. Only when needed. Money is tight so I don't want to purchase Emby Premiere Lifetime unless it's needed or very beneficial. It's just not clear to me if I need Kodi on all PC's, Kodi with Emby add-on, Emby Server, Emby Premiere or Emby at all because Kodi does scraping too. Do I need Kodi on any device or PC to play movies if I install Emby server? If so, does each PC maintain it's own library? In a nutshell, why would I need Emby Premiere? Is Emby Theater a replacement for Kodi on Windows? How does it differ from Kodi? Does it automatically transcode the video or is transcoding a selectable option? If I install Emby Server, do I have to pay for the Android app on each device? If so, is it a one time purchase and does that give me the same functionality as if I purchased Premiere? Do I have to pay a fee for each phone or does the one fee cover all phones on the same google account? I'm most confused about why I need Emby since Kodi scrapes. It appears to me that each product has a different purpose but there is some functionality overlap.
  15. I've got emby-server setup on an Ubuntu server 16.04 from an Asus laptop with i7 2.8ghz cpu and 16gb ram, along with a 2tb ext hdd in the usb 3.0 port. I'm very curious about what the streaming limitations are with emby. If I've got a day when my household is using emby on several devices and then say several friends and family using the server are all connecting and using media potentially on several devices, at one point can I expect to have an issue? How does emby utilize i/o on the ext hdd? What files are transcoded and how can I minimize the need for transcoding? In general, I'm just thinking, what if I wanted to allow 20 people to stream my media, all potentially with multiple devices running concurrently, what do I need to do on my end? Is it necessary to setup multiple servers? How can I ensure the best experience for multiple users?
  16. I purchase all my movies on discs and save them and the included trailers locally, I only have available limited expensive satellite off peak internet. My family inadvertently stream trailers if it's not a local, and there is no where I can find to prevent this within the Trailers Plugin or Emby Server.
  17. Maximus Naxsus

    Streaming, last minutes are cut off

    There seems to be an issue with ¿rendering the last couple of minutes of an episode while steaming to another location. Playback cuts off and I can't get the stream to continue on any time frame. Attached, server log Server log is 61 MB!? https://1drv.ms/t/s!Asn6NNog54FdjIVX35DTwZ8UFJE-Dw Also, see my previous post: http://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/36884-server-3059850-high-cpu-usage-when-browsing-libraries/ Still not sure if this might be (partially) an new Windows function (probably one of the futures where all so excited about , for anybody remembering the Windows 8.x and 10 introduction mumbo-jumbo ) As a trail I'll start streaming using the latest Pale Moon browser. In my experience one of the most reliable and least resources intensive for the past 5 years.
  18. schmitty

    Streaming issues

    Hi, I am having issues streaming different files from the server to Edge on Xbox One. Some videos play fine, others will play to a certain point then pause. I have attached logs. transcode-39ea5576-9271-49ac-aff8-f241a8485022.txt directstream-1a1ff0a8-8cca-42d8-a754-96c04d5d314e.txt
  19. Shizuyori

    Streaming problem to PS4

    Hi This is my first post, i love Emby and hope to upgrade in the future. I have stumbled across a weird problem, when i try to play a video on my PS4, most of the videos play except sometimes certain videos fail straight away. i got the following error in my log last night 2016-06-02 21:40:51.5992 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 78ms. 2016-06-02 21:40:56.1667 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET;test;4176ff0cc98ade60dd47e0b25d766b6d;true;;;;;;;;;;;0;;;;;;;;;4176ff0cc98ade60dd47e0b25d766b6d;false;false;;. UserAgent: MediaPlayer/2.00 libhttp/3.50 (PlayStation 4) 2016-06-02 21:40:56.2649 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET;test;4176ff0cc98ade60dd47e0b25d766b6d;true;;;;;;;;;;;0;;;;;;;;;4176ff0cc98ade60dd47e0b25d766b6d;false;false;;. UserAgent: MediaPlayer/2.00 libhttp/3.50 (PlayStation 4) 2016-06-02 21:40:56.2806 Error HttpResultFactory: Error streaming data *** Error Report *** Version: 3.0.5972.0 Command line: C:\Users\Shizuyori\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\System\MediaBrowser.ServerApplication.exe Operating system: Microsoft Windows NT 6.2.9200.0 Processor count: 4 64-Bit OS: True 64-Bit Process: True Program data path: C:\Users\Shizuyori\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server Application Path: C:\Users\Shizuyori\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\System\MediaBrowser.ServerApplication.exe Unable to write data to the transport connection: An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine. System.IO.IOException at System.Net.Sockets.NetworkStream.Write(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 size) at SocketHttpListener.Net.ResponseStream.InternalWrite(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 count) at SocketHttpListener.Net.ResponseStream.Write(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 count) at System.IO.Stream.InternalCopyTo(Stream destination, Int32 bufferSize) at MediaBrowser.Server.Implementations.HttpServer.StreamWriter.WriteToInternal(Stream responseStream) InnerException: System.Net.Sockets.SocketException An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.Send(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 size, SocketFlags socketFlags) at System.Net.Sockets.NetworkStream.Write(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 size) Hopefully this helps, i have tried rescanning my library, renaming folders and adding new libraries, restarting emby and my comp but i can't figure out why some videos fail. Any advice? Thanks [edit] a little search seemed to result in other posts that had been fixed in older releases. [edit 2] it plays through web player on windows fine [edit 3] converting the video to mkv made it work :S
  20. Just ditched Comcast boxes to move over to HDHR to stream and record with, here is my setup: Lenovo tower with AMD-A10-6700 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 3.70GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HD, PNY - NVIDIA GeForce GT 740 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card My media (movies, tv, music videos, etc) stream off a NAS - WD MyCloud EX2100 - (1GB RAM, 2 4TB HD's) Everything runs through an LG-Ericsson SMC-EZ1024DT EZ Switch, connected to an ARRIS SURFboard SBG6900-AC My Cable comes in through 2 HDHomerun Prime tuners, which I am running directly through Emby (no WMC for me). Internet/cable comes in through one line direct, split to four through a Snapfish Coax Bi-Directional Amplifier. (Taking a minute to catch my breath....) Ok, so the issue I am having is the cable plays direct from the HDHR on XBOne, but there is no program guide interface. I have multiple chromecasts to stream to, as well, throughout the house, but no luck there, either. HD wont even start when launching to chromecast. When I play through Emby over XBOne or PC or Android, it plays for about 5-10 minutes, then the screen freezes, volume stops and it will not recover itself. I have to exit out and restart over again. Repeatedly. I thought with my video card upgrade, my processor speed, etc, that it would be enough to handle any transcoding issues. I have fiddled with the bitrate on my devices, to no avail, and am really starting to get frustrated at this point, as we turned our cable boxes in and dont have them to fall back on anymore. When it does stream, I am not experiencing processor usage over 60-70%. Any suggestions? I have attached my last few transcoding logs. Thanks in advance.
  21. tired dad

    Playback stops randomly in 1.05 release

    Hello, the spouse has had no luck with the app on her iPad, even after getting a new one earlier this week. The MKV files are transcoded and stream just fine (i.e., the playback is not choppy, even at 20 MB/sec), but then the stream randomly stops. I reduced the transcode rate from "automatic" to 4 MP/sec and it worked for two episodes of her (current) favourite show, but then hasn't worked since. Shows can stop streaming after 4 minutes or as long as 40, but she is unable to get through longer episodes without stopping (the little busy indicator comes on). Trying to resume results in nothing happening, and starting from scratch sometimes works and sometimes starts two streams playing simultaneously (for audio, the screen remains blank), one at the stopping point, and one from the beginning. The server doing the transcoding is under light load and has the power to handle conversion in realtime, as far as I know. I see the transcoding bar below the playback bar as always running about 5-10% ahead, so that doesn't seem to be an issue. Anyone else experiencing this? Thanks.
  22. In my initial tests, I set up emby on android, connecting to a ubuntu server. I had it connected via wifi, and tested playback with movies/tv, and even live tv. All worked flawlessly. Then I tested playback over 4G. I was amazed that it worked, especially because I didn't use emby connect and I don't think I ever specified my public ip to the app. But there I was streaming live tv and movies while sitting in the mall waiting on my wife. I was very impressed. Now, after dertermining that emby would suit my needs and testing emby for kodi locally on a spare Rpi, I am ready to transition over. But all of a sudden playback on my phone doesn't work. I haven't changed anything that I know of. It doesn't matter if it is locally over wifi connected directly to the emby port, or externally over 4G going through my reverse proxy. Streaming and transcoding work fine in chrome from an external location going through the reverse proxy. On my phone I get: Playback error: There was an error processing the request. Please try again later. I know it attempting to transcode: my transcode log: http://pastebin.com/2jFK5E8a I don't know much about dlna profiles yet, thinking that since I am using the android and kodi plugins, and the web interface, I wouldn't be using dlna. Are these profiles used for the app connection as well? Maybe it is a profile issue.
  23. Hi guys... I was wondering if there's any plans to make users on a server have the ability to set per library permissions. For example on my Music folder I might want some users to be able to stream/listen to the library, but not be able to download them. Others I might want the other way around. But at the same time. I may want them to not be able to encode/stream video to their devices but instead download the full file and play it locally. (Guests for example who are not in my network.) Where as another user I might prefer that they have the ability to stream or download video but have no download access to a single library. Basically I would like to see/have per library permissions for each user if possible. (Maybe adding group permissions might make more sense if you have to go down this road?) Hope that makes sense? If it needs further clarification or a flow chart or something let me know. Thanks! -Phantom
  24. PittPilot

    Problem playing Live TV

    I'm having trouble playing live TV on any of the apps. I don't have a problem with movie which are MKV containers, but only 480p. I'm using a HDHR tuner attached to a Gigabit network and I've tried both the Emby Server for windows and the freenas plugin just to see if that had an effect. Using the Emby app for window 10 I get this video failed to play most of the time (I tried two different windows 10 PCs). Using Microsoft Edge and Firefox also do not let me watch live TV. If I look on the server, it has a few FFmpeg proccess hanging out even after the video failed to play. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this would be appreciated. Logs are attached. ServerLogs.zip
  25. Hi Can you please add more bitrate options for 1080p ( i ned 1mb option to that) the main reson is because it's a lott of phones i tested on cant handel more then 1 mb. and the second reson it if the movies are in h265 and only 480p or smaller then the app caches because its always pick 4mb instead of 1mb when i have the option sett to 1080p in the settings. and this will happen on all android units (h265) tring to play 4mb/s if the movie only is 480p Im guessing it hafts to do withe bitrate, that the movies dont have that hi bitrate when thy are in h265 /Regards
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