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  1. Hi guys, I installed Emby last night and finding all the movies and tvshows is really fast! So now I am trying to play an tvshow and that is fast too, but when I want to play a movie that is 4kH265 HDR True HD 7.1, I get a lot of lag with transcoding. My 3617 is only using around 50% of the CPU and still every second I have to wait 2 seconds to play 1 second and so on. So I have setup Hardware encoding to YES and Advanced and bought an Primier account, but still nothing. What am I doing wrong? Stefan
  2. I have recently started ripping my UHD Blu-rays for play back in Emby, and discovered issues with subtitle transcoding. In the past, my 1080p Blu-ray rips have been in HEVC, whatever the main audio track is, as well as only forced/foreign subtitle tracks if there are any. Normally I would extract the PGS (.sup file) and convert to VobSub using BDSup2Sub and that would work fine. This has been a habit that started back when Blu-ray subs weren't supported by the codecs on my old HTPC way back when, but handled DVD subs (VobSub) fine. The first 4K disc I have ripped that requires a forced subtitle track is Avengers: Infinity War for just one line of dialogue in the whole movie. I have tested playing this back using PGS, VobSub and also SRT. PGS and SRT seem to be OK and everything direct plays, however the VobSub version wants to transcode everything just to burn that single line of text onto the video. The HD audio also gets transcoded back to Dolby Digital. To test this further, I went back and tried some 1080p Blu-rays I had ripped previously with VobSub subtitle tracks and found that they too are being transcoded. My main benchmark for testing subtitle playback has been my rip of Avatar which used to play fine, but now the subtitles are being burnt in and the audio is also not coming through as DTS-HD as it should. VobSub maintains the font style and colour from the PGS subs on movies such as this that would be lost if I used SRT. My Emby server doesn't have the processor power for 4K transcoding, so it becomes unwatchable, but is fine with 1080p rips. So for future rips, I will be happy to use PGS as long as it continues to work properly. However, I would definitely prefer to avoid transcoding my older ones with VobSub subtitles so that the audio can be kept in the original HD format. I especially don't want to have to re-mux all of my older movies with different subtitles if it can be avoided either. Current setup consists of Emby app running on an Nvidia Shield connected via HDMI to a Pioneer receiver (supports HDMI 1.4 and HD audio formats) then to a 4K Sony TV.
  3. bigembyfan

    Mac Mini 2014 - CPU while transcoding

    Hi there, I've had a search through the forums and seen things here and there about the transcoding settings and potential hardware transcoding options to ease the burden on the cpu of a mac running Emby Server but haven't managed to solve my issues unfortunately. I run Emby server on a 2014 Mac Mini (2.6ghz i5, 8gb ram, 1TB HDD one), things are set up well but if I watch any file that needs transcoding the CPU in activity monitor can stay consistently at 275 - 325% all for ffmpeg (I mainly have MKV files but also happens for some pre-processed mp4s from Handbrake). I also have HD Homerun for live tv in Emby and the cpu values seen watching that are usually much lower, around 85% - 95%. Unsurprisingly, occasionally my Mac can be radioactively hot and can only assume that it's not a great idea for me to be running Emby Server and using clients that need transcoding when the CPU can ramp up to ~300%, eg my iphone or android tablet on my commute. Using a Pi + Kodi for my tv, it copes better but I have to remember to power down the Pi as sometimes I've woken up the following day to find my Mac sounding like it's ready for take off, which I assumed was Kodi / Emby Server not killing a service of some sort. I have messed around with the settings a little but it's a bit like monkeys writing Shakespeare, I don't really have much of a clue and unfortunately I've not succeeded in improving anything yet. Checking the advanced settings in the transcoding page in the admin, I have one option in the Hardware Encoders but nothing available in the Hardware Decoders. I'm a novice to the processor / transcoding side things and wondered if I'm stuck with this situation? I've tried to search around but not finding any concrete "ah you just need to do this" or "nope, not a great idea to run it on that". If it's the latter I'm considering an i7 NUC but would obviously be happy if I've missed something and there's solution or setting or something bios / setup wise I can do. I don't however want to burn out the mac as it's useful for managing my phone with iTunes and I also occasionally build iOS apps with it, it's not my main machine but it's my only mac os one. If logs help, just let me know and I can try and get some added.
  4. Just trying to verify something here. It is my understanding that Live TV, while being recorded, is recorded to the Transcoding Cache Folder and is later moved to the Recorded TV Library folder. This would imply that I could create a Ramdisk and identify it as the location for the transcoding cache, which has the potential to provide 2 benefits. First, and most important to me, it would reduce the write activity on my expensive m.2 NVME drive, which has a finite number of writes. Second, DDR4 RAM is quicker than even Gen3 X4 NVME storage, so I may perceive a performance improvement as well. I have adequate unused RAM so I don't see creating any new system bottlenecks. Now for my questions: 1. Am I correct about the way the LiveTV recording cache works? 2. If so, is the recording file only moved to the recording folder at the end of the recording process or is it written to that folder at some interval during the recording process? 3. Am I missing anything in my reasoning? Thanks
  5. When transcoding movies, even with hardware acceleration turned on on the server, all of the work load is being put on the CPU for both decoding and encoding. Im pretty new to this and dont have much knowledge about how this works. -More specific specs- Processor: AMD FX-3600 Six-Core Processor GPU: Nvidia GTX-960 4GB Ram: 8.00GB DDR3 It might just be something simple i am missing, but no matter what setting configuration i have set, all of the work is done via cpu. From what i am aware, a GTX-960 should be capable of both decoding and encoding. In a recent ffmpeg log file i noticed this following message, I'm not sure if it helps: [h264_nvenc @ 00000206e4fe00c0] Cannot get the preset configuration: invalid version (15)Error initializing output stream 0:0 -- Error while opening encoder for output stream #0:0 - maybe incorrect parameterssuch as bit_rate, rate, width or heightConversion failed! Attatched are my transcoding options, ffmpeg log while transcoding a 1080p movie, and a hardware detection log. Any help to get my GPU to do something would be greatly appreciated ffmpeg-transcode-2d389333-b984-4ddc-8d5f-468abc80f562_1.txt hardware_detection-63686804671.txt
  6. I have some 4K material which is hevc encoded. Now this can't not be directly played on all devices it gets watched on so sometimes it needs to be transcoded. I have transcoding working nicely on my nas, 4K is a bit much though unless I use quality settings that decrease the quality significantly. Rather than having to decrease the quality too much I would rather decrease the resolution of the the material, so reduce it to 1080p instead leaving it on 4K. Even though I have found some settings where I could limit settnigs e.g. did try limitinig the device/user to 1080p with a certain bandwith when playing it the file it still played on 4K so the 1080p setting didn't seem to be enforced. I was testing this using the webbrowser on my PC so hevc will be transcoded but my pc is capabable of the 4K resolution. Not even sure if emby will look at those things. So is it possible to force 4K material when it needs to be transcoded to be also resized to 1080p. If this is already possible how can I realize this? As currently I wasn't able to figure this out.
  7. a286

    transcoding music

    Hi, I am new to Emby, The server is installed on win10 and works pretty well on the LAN. From outside I connect with the web ui. It works as well. My upload speed is 1mb. My media library is made of flac music. As the music stops frequently I would like the flac to be transcoded to mp3 (256kbs or 128kbs) when I am outside. Any parameter for that or config file I could modify? Thanks
  8. Hey guys, The upgrade from server 3.6.X.X (I forget exactly which 3.6 version I was on when i upgraded) to went just fine, and the a day or two later I went from that up to However, I've run into a few problems with playback since that upgrade. From what I can tell, all issues seem to revolve around a file being transcoded while playing. I don't know whether the local network vs. external network playback is part of the issue or not, but both times the issues have popped up were when streaming to external locations. #1 - In a 2+-hour movie, there were 3 or 4 times where the playback would simply freeze. No crashing of the app, just frozen video that required getting out of it and restarting to get it playing again. #2 - Subtitles (which are stored in a separate SRT file in the movie directory) were displaying when initially starting the video, but stopped showing and would not be found again after the video freezing, even when getting the video to continue after restarting. #3 - Video jumping back - this has happened a couple times, and I will have logs from the second time. In the latest movie this happened with, it jumped back to a point approximately 30 minutes prior to where the video was playing at the time (e.g., at 1 hour and 30 minutes into the movie, it all-of-a-sudden jumps backwards to the 1-hour playback mark and continues from there). I logged in on the Admin account to try and catch a glimpse of the playback data as this was happening (but unfortunately didn't think to get a screenshot of it at the time), and saw that the "Transcode Buffer" was listing a negative value. Normally, the Transcode Buffer seems to be somewhere between 2 and 3 minutes, but in this case it was showing something like -1:37:00. I grabbed what I could for the full log as well as whatever transcoding logs were tied to that movie's playback and will be PMing them to you later this evening, @@Luke. -Roh
  9. Hi There, I just completed a migration of my Emby Server beta running headless Centos 7.6 from a virtualized Hyper-V (2008 R2) to Bare Metal (Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 with Gigabyte [nvidia] GeForce GTX 1050 and SSD) for the added horsepower of dedicated CPU access and transcoding capabilities. I haven't done a whole lot to this OS in terms of setup. Clean minimal install of operating system update updated packages (yum) Install Emby Open Firewall Port install backup plugin restore backup from my VM What I'm struggling to determine is a) has emby detected my GTX 1050? is emby using my GTX 1050 to transcode? c) is there anything I might need to install (e.g. Nvidia drivers) to get this all working? I'm not 100% certain what it is I'm looking for in the logs to ascertain whether this is working or not. I'm attaching the latest Transcoding log and Hardware Detection Log. Thanks in advance HardwareDetection.txt Transcoding.txt
  10. Greetings. I have had this problem for a little while but given that it still remains after the recent updates I figured it was time to report it. This is presumably a setup issue on my server but I am not sure where to start. Basically transcoding of music (ALAC -> something compatible with chromecast audio) is failing reliably after 36 seconds of playback. Non transcoded files (FLAC) playback fine. Any transcoding for movies seems OK too. Logs attached. ffmpeg-transcode-b08f15c5-36ad-40dc-a6dd-4367b30d81a4_1.txt embyserver.txt
  11. macnb

    Subtitles causing transcoding

    I just discovered Emby App on my new LG B8 TV. So, I downloaded Emby Server and installed the pkg on my OMV Debian server (4.17) running on HP Micro server N40L (low perf CPU). Very easy. Added a handful of movies to a test library (again easy to do). Emby app on the TV shows the added movies. When I select one movie, I can see the default audio (TrueHD) and default subtitle English SRT (embedded in the .mkv). When I play it, I noticed that the Emby server dashboard is showing "Direct streaming" but also transcoding and the server load is around 36%. No subtitles are displayed. I re-rip the movie and make the subtitle an external SRT file and call it ?????.eng.default.srt. Then select it in the Emby App, it plays the movie with the subtitles and importantly, there's no transcoding taking place. The question is, why is the server (or the App) asking for transcoding to be done for embedded subtitles ?
  12. Hi all, I've just updated my CUDA drivers to version 10 and I cannot get transcoding to work. I'm running emby (currently version in Docker with the following Dockerfile FROM alpine:latest AS builder ARG VERSION= RUN apk update \ && apk add wget ca-certificates \ && wget --progress=bar:force -O /emby.deb \ https://github.com/MediaBrowser/Emby.Releases/releases/download/${VERSION}/emby-server-deb_${VERSION}_amd64.deb FROM nvidia/video-codec-sdk:8.2-ubuntu18.04 COPY --from=builder /emby.deb /emby.deb RUN (dpkg -i /emby.deb ; true) \ && echo /opt/emby-server/lib/ >> /etc/ld.so.conf \ && echo /opt/emby-server/lib/samba >> /etc/ld.so.conf \ && ldconfig ENTRYPOINT ["/opt/emby-server/bin/emby-server"] Logs embyserver.txt https://pastebin.com/8KTsdNUB hardware_detection.txt https://pastebin.com/xT52f9F1 ffmpeg-transcode https://pastebin.com/5wCQ9D6s Any clues why this might not work? executing ffmpeg in containers returns the following: root@259f4dbd38a3:/# /opt/emby-server/bin/ffmpeg ffmpeg version 4.0.2-emby_2018_12_09 Copyright (c) 2000-2018 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 6.3.0 (crosstool-NG crosstool-ng-1.23.0) configuration: --cc=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc --arch=x86_64 --prefix=/home/embybuilder/Buildbot/x64/ffmpeg-x64/staging --pkg-config=pkg-config --disable-doc --disable-ffplay --disable-vdpau --disable-xlib --enable-fontconfig --enable-gnutls --enable-gpl --enable-iconv --enable-libass --enable-libfreetype --enable-libfribidi --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopus --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libzvbi --enable-version3 --enable-libsmbclient --enable-cuda --enable-cuvid --enable-libmfx --enable-nvenc --enable-vaapi --enable-cross-compile --cross-prefix=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu- --extra-libs='-lexpat -lfreetype -lfribidi -lfontconfig -liconv -lpng -lz -lvorbis -logg -lnettle -lhogweed -lgmp -laddns-samba4 -lasn1util-samba4 -lauthkrb5-samba4 -lCHARSET3-samba4 -lcliauth-samba4 -lcli-cldap-samba4 -lcli-ldap-common-samba4 -lcli-nbt-samba4 -lcli-smb-common-samba4 -lcom_err -lcommon-auth-samba4 -ldbwrap-samba4 -ldcerpc-binding -ldcerpc-samba-samba4 -ldl -lflag-mapping-samba4 -lgenrand-samba4 -lgensec-samba4 -lgse-samba4 -lgssapi_krb5 -llibcli-lsa3-samba4 -llibsmb-samba4 -linterfaces-samba4 -liov-buf-samba4 -lk5crypto -lkrb5 -lkrb5samba-samba4 -lkrb5support -lldb -lldbsamba-samba4 -lmessages-dgm-samba4 -lmessages-util-samba4 -lmsghdr-samba4 -lmsrpc3-samba4 -lndr -lndr-krb5pac -lndr-nbt -lndr-samba-samba4 -lndr-standard -lreplace-samba4 -lsamba-cluster-support-samba4 -lsamba-credentials -lsamba-debug-samba4 -lsamba-errors -lsamba-hostconfig -lsamba-modules-samba4 -lsamba-security-samba4 -lsamba-sockets-samba4 -lsamba-util -lsamba3-util-samba4 -lsamdb -lsamdb-common-samba4 -lsecrets3-samba4 -lserver-id-db-samba4 -lserver-role-samba4 -lsmbconf -lsmbd-shim-samba4 -lsmb-transport-samba4 -lsocket-blocking-samba4 -lsys-rw-samba4 -ltalloc -ltalloc-report-samba4 -ltdb -ltdb-wrap-samba4 -ltevent -ltevent-util -ltime-basic-samba4 -lutil-cmdline-samba4 -lutil-reg-samba4 -lutil-setid-samba4 -lutil-tdb-samba4 -luuid -lwbclient -lwinbind-client-samba4 -ldrm' --target-os=linux --enable-shared --disable-static libavutil 56. 14.100 / 56. 14.100 libavcodec 58. 18.100 / 58. 18.100 libavformat 58. 12.100 / 58. 12.100 libavdevice 58. 3.100 / 58. 3.100 libavfilter 7. 16.100 / 7. 16.100 libswscale 5. 1.100 / 5. 1.100 libswresample 3. 1.100 / 3. 1.100 libpostproc 55. 1.100 / 55. 1.100 Hyper fast Audio and Video encoder usage: ffmpeg [options] [[infile options] -i infile]... {[outfile options] outfile}... Use -h to get full help or, even better, run 'man ffmpeg' I'm 100% certain hardware acceleration is not working since that's easy to verify with e.g. nvidia-smi (when I launch ffmpeg with hw accel on host it spikes to 100% whereas it doesn't budge when I launch a movie with specified quality different than the original)
  13. Version OS: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS hosted in Hyper-V Chome: Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit) Audiobook created in m4b format created with ffmpeg using -movflags +faststart After requesting playback embyserver.txt: 2019-01-07 22:19:01.437 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET,mp3|mp3,aac,m4a|aac,flac,webma,webm,wav&TranscodingContainer=ts&TranscodingProtocol=hls&AudioCodec=aac&PlaySessionId=1546897003224&StartTimeTicks=0&EnableRedirection=true&EnableRemoteMedia=false&SegmentContainer=ts&AudioBitrate=384000&TranscodeReasons=ContainerNotSupported,AudioCodecNotSupported.UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/71.0.3578.98 Safari/537.36 2019-01-07 22:19:01.444 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 1141ms (slow). It seems that brawser just did not pass m4b as supported container. Transcoding log attached. Assuming that m4b is the same format as m4a, it should be played without forced transcoding, even if there is a need for transcoding then -a copy should be used instead of force reincoding to higher bitrate. Please also note flags passed to ffmpeg "-strict experimental -ab 384000" are not accurate, as ffmpeg does not require -strict experimental any longer (aac is quite stable) and bitrate is hardcoded as orginal bitrate was lower, thus probably should be just omited. P.S. Attached the file m4b-transcoding.txt
  14. I use Emby Theatre for Windows every day on main MediaPC in front room, but the last 5-6 weeks I have noticed stuttering and hanging in Emby Theatre. I finally found by looking at the server Dashboard its transcoding every episode I watch even ones watch previously ok. I have done some testing and found if I use the same Media PC Chrome browser and use the Web UI to watch the exact same episode Emby them Direct Streams the episode without stuttering. I also have a Samsung TV (LT32E390S) in the bedrooms with Emby App and this also plays the same episode no issue, but also transcodes. I can understand or work out why this issue has become so come with Emby Theatre recently. Its only become a frustrating issue the last 5-6 wks appx. Any advice, help, steps to help me track the issue? Setups: Emby Server running on Asustor AS6204T NAS Main Media PC is on Ethernet on Power outputting to 47in Samsung TV Bedroom TV Samsung LT32E390S TV running on 200mps Wifi avg 143mps running Emby App 1.0.53 MediaPC_ffmpeg_Log.txt BedroomTV_ffmpeg_Log.txt
  15. I'll try to keep this feature request short and simple. When the Emby server needs to transcode audio to make it compatible for the Emby client, it will use a hardcoded value for the bitrate that cannot be changed. For example, if the audio gets transcoded to Dolby Digital AC-3, it will always use a bitrate of 384 kb/s. This value cannot be changed, even though Dolby Digital AC-3 allows a maximum bitrate of 640 kb/s. Although 384 kb/s is a decent compromise between quality and data, it is very compressed and the quality is far from being transparent. The same thing applies to every other audio codec the Emby server may transcode to, such as AAC. So the request is simple, allow users to specify the bitrate that should be used for transcoding audio. Thanks, Charlie
  16. I was wondering if it might make better sense to change the transcoding speed shown on the dashboard to make it more "useful" Right now when I see it showing a transcoding speed of 28 FPS, I then need to know if this a 23.9 FPS video and the server is keeping up great, or is this a 30+ FPS video and the server is no longer keeping up, and while you can tell to some extent by the transcoder buffer bar if the server has started other task (even not related to Emby) you may be to a point where you will run out of transcoder buffer. I had 2 thoughts on alternatives. 1: Show the videos Actual FPS next to the transcoding FPS so you can see if transcoding is exceeding it. Seems simplest IMO. or 2: Show the transcoding speed in % or multiplier. I.e. Video FPS is 30, Transcoding is happening at 45, show 150% or 1.5x
  17. foodmonkey

    gpu acceleration or cpu and memory

    ok - so upgrading my emby server from a hard working unlocked amd to a new mobo/memory et al need some advice go i5 with a gpu or i7 with lots of memory currently running emby as a docker on rockstor so i'm thinking the i7 with more threads is going to do a better job - that's as long as emby and rockstor can take advantage of the extra threads espeacially when it comes to managing multiple streams - maybe transcoding and as a file server as well any thoughts? @
  18. Hello, I was wondering how emby works with audio. I was thinking of remuxing some files with 6+ channels, to include a 2 channel track, for users who don't have surround sound. Would Emby detect this track and, use it for those users, or would I have to have a separate file just for 2 channel audio, to avoid transcoding?
  19. Hi, I've been using Emby for a while on Shield TV and it works fine. Now I have got a LG TV and noticed a lot of issues. Most (maybe all) 4K videos need transcoding when using subtitles on the LG TV (something that doesn't happen in the Shield TV with the same videos and subtitles, I confirmed it). Knowing this I removed the subtitles from the MKV file and dowloaded a SRT subtitle file. Well, that works without transcoding in Emby for LG TV but it doesn't pay attention to line breaks within a subtitle entry, so the result is a mess. Tried the same Movie and SRT file again in Emby for the Shield TV (Android) and the line breaks work fine. I have seen a lot of people complaining about the transcoding in LG TV for these subtitled videos, but no real answers. All in all, it works just fine on Shield TV, so it's clearly an issue with the LG TV port. Any possibility of a bug fix?
  20. fire@emby

    transcoding audio wav to flac fails

    Hi, My Emby linux server fails to transcode audio wav files to flac. [NULL @ 0x1a8bf80] Unable to find a suitable output format for '/storage0/emby-tmp/transcoding-temp/8db4908250589ff5138da517228d752d' /storage0/emby-tmp/transcoding-temp/8db4908250589ff5138da517228d752d: Invalid argument When I change the transcode profile to mp3 it successfully transcodes to mp3. (the basics are working) My dlna speaker device supports flac therefor I like to preserve the audio quality as much as possible. If I look at the transcode log file I notice that in the ffmpeg command the extension (.flac) is missing in the output definition. I am no expert on this but it might be related to my issue. In the log file from the successful mp3 tanscoding the extension (.mp3) is present in the command. Please see attached log files. Regards Fire transcode to flac.txt transcode to mp3.txt
  21. LosslessHulk

    Transcoding (VA API in Docker)

    Hello, i am running Emby server in Docker on Orange Pi PC Plus (armbian bionic - mainline kernel 4.14.y). Thats how i run container: root@orangepipcplus:/mnt/STORAGE/Emby# docker run -d \ --name emby \ --volume /mnt/STORAGE/Emby/config:/config \ --volume /mnt/STORAGE/Downloads:/mnt/Downloads \ --device /dev/dri/card0:/dev/dri/renderD128 \ --network host \ --env UID=1001 \ --env GID=1002 \ emby/embyserver_arm32v7:latest UID=1001 - emby user; GID=1002 - emby group; emby user added to video group; /dev/dri: by-path card0 ffmpeg log in attached files. HW transcoding not working, help please.
  22. Video transcoding is checked in the settings, and Blu-ray video is automatically cancelled. Is it a system problem or a deliberate design?In fact, my body will not be able to achieve the specific function of this transcoding.
  23. Hi Guys and Gals I'm looking into Emby at the moment, I have bought a premium month to test it out. I do very much like the speed of the UI, and the design of it is mostly good. The recognizing of I have a few issues with HW transcoding. Does it work at all? The NAS I'm running it on is a TS-853A, it uses an Intel® Celeron® quad-core 1.6GHz. I can see that it's recommended to use VAApi, but I don't see any help CPU wise in that, it goes straight to 100% CPU utilization when just doing playback. This makes it unusable for me, as the NAS has quite a few other jobs (Virtualization Station) that is quite important. Being a newbie in Emby, I'm not sure where to get any information for you to help me out.
  24. Right now, every time I use Live Tv to watch something, it shows it is transcoding on the dashboard, but no indication if this is being done in hardware or not. Any way to tell easily?
  25. doffactory

    Transcoding into Opus

    I just imported my whole Music collection into Emby. It works, sort-of. I read in the forum that Opus transcoding should work between NAS>>Emby App (Android). How can I check it? All I see on the dashboard that it is being transcoded. Would it be possible to introduce for music a selectable transcoding option (mp3, opus) in the Settings (similar to the options of kbps selection)?
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