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  1. I've having a lot of different codecs and file formats in my library, causing a lot of unnecessary transcoding and wasting space when older codecs are used. I'd like to convert those to modern codecs. I'd like to be able to create various conversion profiles instead of having to set these for every single file, including setting the new name if I select the new files to coexist with the original item. Also I'd like to be able to select multiple files at once and then just select convert from the menu and select the profile I previously created. With my library is probably going to take a year or more to get everything converted, but I believe it will be worth it. @@softworkz If you want any files for testing still, please PM me with what you'd like...
  2. schmitty

    [FR] CoverArt: tag-based profiles

    Hi @@ebr, Would it be possible if you could add tag-based profiles to CoverArt? I find the directory-based profiles very cumbersome to setup with a large-ish library. Using tag-based profiles would be a lot more user friendly. I currently use the flat treatment for SD/HD and mixed content, and the case treatment for movies and series I rip myself. Having profiles set up in this manner would be a lot easier to maintain than having to setup a profile for separate seasons, then the series, as some series have content from mixed sources or qualities.
  3. wickedlemon

    Kodi Companion and shared libraries

    I've now got Emby set up and working with Kodi, but now I need to introduce extra Kodi profiles. In the past I've used shared libraries for some Kodi accounts and I'm wondering how I should deal with this? Will Kodi Companion sync properly with two profiles sharing a library and syncing with Emby? Or would I bet better off putting up with the extra overhead and add one Emby user for each Kodi profile even though this will just mean duplicating data?
  4. Emby Server 3.5.2.0 on QNAP (x64) Kodi 17.6 on Windows 7 x64 Pro -Logs can be provided if needed- I have two users setup on Emby and matching profiles in Kodi. The Kodi plugin is installed on the server. Issue: Anytime Kodi switches profiles (user1 to user2 -or- user2 to user1) the message of Emby Authentication Failed is displayed, and the user is prompted to type in the password again. Example: User1 uses the User1 profile in Kodi, prompted to authenticate. Once authenticated, sync happens and no issues. If User1 closes and reopens Kodi, sync happens. No authentication prompt, and everything works as expected. User1 Kodi profile continues to function perfectly as expected, no matter how many times Kodi is reopened, until... User2 loads User2 profile. User2 is prompted to authenticate. Like User1, everything works as expected from then on. If User2 continues to reopen Kodi, no issues just like User1. If User1 opens Kodi (after User2), the whole process starts over with authentication. If User2 opens Kodi (after User1), again, the whole process starts over with authentication. All media is displayed properly, and all sync's occur properly, the issue is the re-authentication if you were not the last person using the system. It is like Kodi is only saving one password, the last password entered, and trying to use it for every user. Additional Details: This started around July 29th, I believe that is when I upgraded Emby to the current version (3.5.2.0). It was using the direct previous version before it. I keep my system current. This occurs on 4 different computers with existing Kodi installations. I've clean installed a fresh Kodi setup, with Emby Add-on only, still occurs. I've reinstalled Emby server over itself, still occurs. I've delete and recreated the user accounts on the Emby Server itself, still occurs. I'm about to remove Emby Server entirely from the QNAP, and clean install it on the server. Since the media scan will take forever on my large collection, I thought I would ask for assistance first. I’m a lifetime Emby Premiere user and have been enjoying the work that has been done on the project for several years. Thank you for the project and any assistance that can be provided.
  5. sarutobi

    create user profiles

    I would like to request a feature that would be very useful, the implementation of user profiles, so every time we create a new user we would only need to select the profile that we have already edited. Avoid having to make all the adjustments again: as permissions. Thanks in advance. I would like to request a feature that would be very useful, the implementation of user profiles, so every time we create a new user we would only need to select the profile that we have already edited. Avoid having to make all the adjustments again: as permissions. Thanks in advance.
  6. Hi, I'm having a little trouble here. I've been making great strides getting Kodi set up on my shield with the Emby Add-on. It's working great for my administrator account. Once it was set up, I wanted to now go in and change the Username associated with it. I go into the add-on setting and and click "Change Emby Connect User". The login prompt pops up, I type in the credentials and it says "Welcome Username". All working great there. However, nothing changes. The current user still has access to the same Libraries. If I quit and go back in it then says "Welcome Administrator" again. If I change a user do I then need to go in and do a full refresh? I didn't want to spend the time doing this if it's not related. Thanks
  7. Hi ebr, I have noticed with the latest version ov CoverArt, that server paths do not appear to be working for profiles, I have to specify local paths. I think it would be a better idea if CoverArt is updated to bring it inline with the server... specify a local path as default, then have an optional server path when adding treatment profiles
  8. FordGT90Concept

    HDHomeRun EXTEND transcoding profiles

    I have three general classes of devices I run Emby on: ​-Windows PCs, they would prefer MPEG2 -Amlogic S905/X, they would prefer MPEG4 "heavy" "mobile" -Surface 2 & smartphones, they would prefer MPEG4 "mobile" There's two situations: 1) Live TV: I assume Emby can request a specific profile from the HDHomeRun EXTEND and I also assume this isn't being done. If it is being done, then I get the impression it is broken because the default profile set in each EXTEND impacts the streams that are played from it. If it isn't automatically figuring this out, I'd like to be able to set it in Emby Server where Emby Theater requests MPEG2 and everything else gets MPEG4 "mobile." Is this possible now? It is possible to add? Is it something that will be added? 2) Recordings: This is where things get iffy because Emby Server itself isn't the destination where the video will be consumed. I think the best solution is to be able to select a transcoding profile on a per recording or series basis. For example, I know some series only get watched on the Windows computers so it would recorded as MPEG2. I know series may be watched on tablets or Amlogic boxes so it would be recorded as MPEG2 "mobile." Then there is sports events of all kinds need to be recorded as MPEG2 or MPEG4 "heavy" because MPEG4 "mobile" looks like crap. Is this possible now? It is possible to add? Is it something that will be added? HDHomeRun EXTEND are powerful little devices but options in Emby appear to prevent them from being used optimally. Edit: Apparently MPEG4 "heavy" is too much for the Amlogic 905/X devices. Here is what MPC-HC got off the recording: Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1920x1080 29.97fps [V: h264 high L4.0, yuv420p, 1920x1080] Audio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz stereo 384kbps [A: English [eng] (ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 384 kb/s)] Here's an MPEG4 "mobile": Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280x720 29.97fps [V: h264 high L4.0, yuv420p, 1280x720] Audio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz 6ch 448kbps [A: English [eng] (ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1, 448 kb/s)] That is of a football game which would definitely be at least 1080i. It appears "heavy" doesn't change resolution where "mobile" does.
  9. Evening All, Has anyone got some advice for getting a device to transcode all media? Effectively anything other than AVI/SD content causes stuttering and other playback issues on emby for android, however I've noticed that if the media server does all the heavy lifting (which it is more than capable of) then playback is smoother and more reliable. I've tried creating and modifying DLNA profiles to prevent direct play (even removed the directory mappings too) but it still direct plays/streams. It would be ace if you could select from the devices list your device and set some options at the device level (even if it just created a profile for you) Any ideas or thoughts? I even tried Kodi but my android tv KOs when mediacodec is used and without it the quality is naff
  10. Tester

    DLNA - Music Gerne Sorting

    Who/what determines if a client/device can sort a music library by genre ? The Server or the Client ? I am finding conflicting info on this topic and cannot get this to work. My Setup: MB3 Profile MYMUSIC linked to library Music Bubbleupnp on tablet as renderer Folder structure: \\Music\ Artist - Album\ Artist - Song Title.mp3 Tags: Artist, Song Title, Year, Genre, Album, Track, Album Artist The MB3 library viewer allows genre sorting, but bubble does not. I am not sure if this is Bubble issue but I have seen screenshots of the app sorting by genre. Thanks
  11. I'm trying to understand how I can modify the profile for my old Hp x280n MCE extender as a dlna player. How can I identify it in the logs? Do the profiles only apply to "Play To" targets, or do they also come into effect when playing directly from the device? The attached log is my attempt to stream the movies 300 and Animal House right after startup. The device's local ip is 192.168.1.130. Thanks for the help. CFC server-63594792227.txt
  12. tired dad

    Further Master Lock Findings

    My saga with the master lock and disappearing movies in Emby continues, and I've found some items of note that others may have run into, so here you go. The findings are based on my system, your mileage may vary. They are presented for Kodi 15.2 and Emby 1.1.62, so take that into consideration. If you're interested in this thread on my initial battle with the master lock, read here: http://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/23065-how-i-solved-the-emby-and-kodi-master-lock-issue/ The rationale for multiple profiles with locks for some of them is simple: I'm not a single guy in my twenties running Kodi/Emby on one machine. I'm a dad with a teen and preteen who each have their own collection of movies and we, the parents, have some movies that are not appropriate for their age group. Not "adult" movies, just movies they don't need to see. I have movies on two servers, and several clients (PC, Apple, and Surfaces), so it's a bit of a complex ecosystem. Having the lock on Emby sources only won't work as they'd still be able to see the other movies (via the posters) they don't have access to, even if they cannot play them. OK, onward. My initial thread indicated that the one infallible fact was that Kodi needed a source file that pointed to a dummy source, otherwise enabling the master lock just didn't work. The other finding I had was that you had to set up your profiles first, and then allow Emby to do a full scan for each user, and then enable the master lock. Well, that was then, this is now... since then Emby and Kodi have both upgraded their software and so I gave it another shot. Things I have found out: You can indeed create profiles, then the master lock, and then additional profiles later, and still have everything workPreviously creating any new profile after the "dummy" source file was created kiboshed my whole system It does not matter if, when creating new profiles, you choose to copy the default skin settings or not Sharing the same source does not seem to matter anymore, unlike the first try I had at doing this; this may be because the later Emby builds now add the dummy source files once a scan is complete No matter what I do, if I choose "local paths" as a playback option in Emby, and enable the master lock, I see no movies. Don't ask me why. Copying the thumbnail folder from the master profile and dropping it as a junction to the other profiles in Windows saves disk space Once the master lock is enabled, it doesn't matter if you create new profiles and exit the system, or load them right away (unlike my previous experience) I found that the default in Emby's settings to enable the Cinema mode to be problematic, sometimes resulting streams that will not play... turn it off and the system is just fine. Other profiles can have their own lock codes I've tried this on three skins: Confluence, Arctic Zephyr and Titan, and all have minor issues, but work well for the most part. Once you create a profile and use local paths in Emby, you are hooped for that profile. I tried turning them off and resetting the local Kodi database via the Emby settings, and it had no effect for me. Finally... if you don't see any movies in the profile, go to the power menu (at least in the confluence skin) and enable the master lock and your movies will reappear right away. Very odd. You will have to do this each time you load that profile though. The key to everything so far for me is to leave local paths off when creating new profiles. It seems that Emby and the master lock do not get along well, and changing this one setting has solved my problems. So far. If anyone has been able to get local paths to work with multiple profiles and the master lock, I'd be interested in hearing how you did it. I suppose the other question is ... does the local path playback really matter?
  13. it is possible to copy and paste user profiles, to avoid having to individually configure each one?
  14. Hello, When I set up additional profiles in Kodi, what should I select for Media Info and Media Sources; shares with default, shares with default (read only), or separate? I've been troubleshooting a corrupt database issue on Kodi and I started fresh with no addons or profiles. That worked great for a few days so I figured it was time to add profiles, and then I started having database issues again. So I started back at zero and now I'm wondering if this is my issue. With my old MYSQL setup, I would have each profile "share with default" and that seemed to work fine, but now I'm thinking that's not the way to go with Emby. Thanks for any and all help.
  15. dethknite

    Stale video info on profile switch

    I have an Adult user account in MB3 and a Kids account. I setup the XBMB3C Addon to use the Adult account/password in the Master XBMC profile, and setup the Kids XBMC profile, configured the XBMB3C Addon to use the Kids account/password. The problem is when logging into the Kids Profile in XBMC, it shows all the Movies and Shows from my Adult account. If I disable the addon, and re-enable it, it only shows the Kids TV/Movies. But then if I logoff the Kids XBMC account, and into the Master one, it now only shows the Kids TV/Movies. Somewhere along the lines it is not refreshing the info for the configured MB3 user... on profile loading in XBMC. * I am on the Beta Repo, but I also tested in the stable and the issue is there.
  16. We should have the ability to remove Exit, Restart and Shutdown from non-admin profiles within media browser. If you want the system to behave like a home theater PC you probably don't want kids and others shutting down or restarting the machine. Exiting the application to the desktop can also cause problems in a controlled environment.
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