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  1. As discussed in this post, I'm hoping there is some way of searching or filtering movies by (original?) spoken language of film so that (for example) I could see all the Spanish language films I have. Or all the French Language. Or...etc. Kodi implements this in their "smart playlist" feature and the language seems to pull from the metadata stored within the file itself. I say this because if I had encoded something as an avi or mp4 then it did not show up in the playlist. I would have to repackage as an mkv (and make sure to specify the language of the track) in order to have it show up. So a 'smart playlist' feature might be a place to implement this. Adding a '...' at the side of the nav bar for additional options like this one would be another possibility. themoviedb.org has a data field called "original language" which could be useful for such a feature, but of course, a dubbed version might have a different language than the "original language". The metadata (.nfo) files emby generates seem to read the actual language track (at least for mkv format... which I've been using exclusively lately). Those are my main thoughts. Thanks for the help.
  2. Hi, It would be helpful if you add collections to search results. If you have a few hundred collections, it become a chore to find what you are looking for by sorting through them manually. The same argument could be made for Genres, specially with genre cleaner plugin and Emby's ability to handle custom genres. Optional: If polluting the results is an issue then perhaps a search syntax could be added that you can type in the search box to make the results more specific. example; collections: search-query (only returns the results from collection) genres: search-query (only returns the results from genres) custom-media-library: search-query (only return the results from that specific library) Thanks,
  3. server v4.5.0.6 plugin v1.5.6.0 - search to add new series/movie is not working there is not even a ("failed") entry in the log file - movie "detection" is also "broken" they get recognized as series - the list of files to organize does not get refreshed after an organize action, as it used to you have to refresh the whole page to see new items
  4. Hi, I'm currently using the http://swagger.emby.media/?staticview=true#/ItemsService/getUsersByUseridItems with parameters 'IncludeItemTypes=episode' and searchTerm to find episodes by name but I was wondering if it was possible to include the name of the TV show somehow in the request to narrow down the search. I'm asking because there are cases (like most first episodes that are called "Pilot") where being able to also include the TV show would help a lot. Thanks.
  5. Kilian

    Strict exact match search

    Hi, I was wondering if there was a way to execute a search for a specific string that looked for a strict exact match. With that I mean search for the exact length of the string, not content that contains the query passed. For instance, if I search for "The avengers" I would like to know if it's possible to get results for exactly "The Avengers" without getting also as a result "The Avengers: Age of Ultron". Thanks.
  6. Is there a more up to date list of Hotkeys than the following post? https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/2142-emby-theater/page-25&do=findComment&comment=72843 At the moment I'm wondering if there is a Hotkey for initiating a Search. If there are hotkeys for things like toggling/cycling Subtitles/CC or cycling Audio Channels (eg, different languages) I'd be interested in knowing those as well. I might think of a few more later that'd be useful, but at the moment those are what I'm most interested in. Overall though everything works great with my default remote settings, which is very nice.
  7. The search function for movies does not display "sort titles". Is this intended? Also it does not display the results in the same order as they are listed in the "movies" library. I think it would be a good idea to display the sort titles too. Or maybe an option in "settings" to define which titles ("tItle", "original title" and "sort title") should be considered in the results. (Emby Server Linux Cheers
  8. when using the search box with Chinese character, it only displays results for movies and TVs that start with the letters you are typing from left to right, but will not display words from the middle of title. Example video titles: 传奇办公室 土地公传奇 维京传奇 新白娘子传奇 镜花缘传奇 香帅传奇 Say I was searching the word: 传奇 but only 传奇办公室 will show in the searched results because the word is at the beginning of the title. Please fix the issue for searching with Chinese character, thank you!
  9. Hi! I don't know if this can be configured somehow, but I would really like to have the option to display the title of a library for items in the search results. I have different libraries for different languages and formats (4K, 3D, etc.) and if I search for something I can get up to 10 duplicates which I then have to click and hope that I found the one in the right library. If there is no such option, do you thi Just adding the library title to a label below the title and year would solve this problem and improve the search feature by a lot. Do you think this is possible? Edit: I'm sorry I wanted to post this to the "Feature Requests" subforum but somehow messed up.
  10. I would like to have the ability to check if a movie is already in my library before scheduling a recording in the DVR. The only way to do it now is to make a search. This mean going from on screen to another. It is already possible to not record an episode of a serie that already exist in the library. A similar option should be available for movie, One suggestion is to have a seach display on screen when scheduling the recording of a movie, in order to inform if the movie is already in the library or not. Hope this help!
  11. I have just upgraded my old FireTV box with the new FireTV Cube (model A78V3N) and have hit a problem with text entry for searching. Importantly I use a Harmony Ultimate remote to control everything rather than the standard Amazon remote. So I click the blue search "magnifying glass" and a one-line input box appears saying "Search text (select for keyboard)" but when I click the OK/Select button (on the Harmony) it appears to generate a carriage return (see several blank lines in attached photo) instead of the normal soft-keyboard popping up on screen. Clicking OK again generates more blank lines and then an error pops up on screen "VolleyError com.android.volley.ServerError:" (I am guessing that the error is because Emby server cannot handle line breaks and so isn't really relevant but include it just in case.) Everything else within Emby seems to work fine and everything works fine with Amazon Video, Netflix and Plex text search, it seems to be just Emby text entry affected - does anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
  12. sundevil67

    Photo Search

    Apologies if I've repeated this question in another form; struggling to explain this right I think. I know I found a way to do this a while back, possibly using some convoluted workaround that might have involved some AppleScript...but I can't dig up any records of it. The point is that a bunch of my photos have people's names either as tags or 'people', the same way actors are listed for movies. When I search for some of these people, if they're listed as 'people' in a video, they're found. However when added to photos the same way, they are ignored by the search. Same goes for the title. Is the only way to make my photos searchable according to the people in them to have their names appear in the title? Is there any way at all to search by tag or photo, assuming I rediscover the way to export photos from Mac Photos with the 'faces' being automatically added into the 'keywords' field (which Emby then reads as a 'tag')? Sorry if that got a little convoluted as well...hard to explain...but there's gotta be something I'm missing here....Thanks for any guidance - this is really a big part of the main reason I got started with Emby - for a way to share my photo library with family & friends..but they all want to search for specific people.
  13. Hello, since 4.0 I am missing the ability to filter for missing episodes in the TV-Episodes-Search... Has this been removed? If so, I would like to request, re-adding the feature. Using the Reports plugin for finding missing episodes is possible but the sorting for dates is totally useless (sorting by D M Y, and in that order). greetings ben
  14. Congrats for the 3.5 version. Original title search was really a blessing! It seems, though, that search is not including album artists. Thanks,
  15. kanipek

    Search function not finding things

    I have a couple of iOS users and it was brought to my attention that using the search function to find certain things, for example The Vampire Diaries yields no results. I tested this myself using an iphone 7+ and got the same result. IOS users can find the items by going into TV Shows or Movies. I also checked the web client and an android client, both have no issue. This is server v the iOS app version is 1.7.4 - I don't know if this is an Emby issue or if there is an issue with my Emby.
  16. embyuser24

    Fuzzy Search

    Hi, The current implementation of Emby search is very basic. Based on what I can tell, it only matches exact strings in the same exact order. Example: "Mission: Impossible" In this example the following queries will return a positive match Possible Impossible Mission Mission: Impossible And the following queries will not return anything at all (The worst offenders are highlighted) Mission Impossible Missoin: Imposible Imposible Impossible Mission Mission : Impossible Mission Impossible Another example would be "Mr. Robot" where if the dot is missing, nothing is returned or in general terms any variation of any string that is not an exact match will not return anything at all. Let's not even attempt to try a title like "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". This makes the search difficult to use and at times even frustrating. As the examples above show, the major theme is special characters and punctuation and they can probably be bypassed by just ignoring them, which might or might not cause other problems in the process. This problem also affects titles that have letters with diacritical marks or glyphs such as "Amélie" and "Æon Flux", if you can't type them exactly, you can't find them. In my opinion a better attempt would be to use a difference string matching algorithm such as Levenshtein distance, you can then define an acceptable threshold and return the closest matches. I found a couple of C# projects that implement this and might be useful as a starting point. FuzzyWuzzy, a port of Python project in C#. https://github.com/BoomTownRoi/BoomTown.FuzzySharp FuzzyString. Has some additional string comparison algorithms too. https://github.com/kdjones/fuzzystring Thanks.
  17. Hi, So I am faced with a problem and not sure what the right solution will be if there is one. Here is my setup: 5 users - Admin, Parents, Child, Sonos, Samsung/Shield I have multiple libraries setup: movies, cartoons, TV shows, music, pictures, adult content Access rights Admin has access to everything Parents: movies, TV Shows, pictures, collections Child: cartoons, collections Sonos: music, collections Samsung/Shield: movies, TV Shows, collections The problem I am facing is with the search. Even when I am logged in with Child account the search results returned contain actors/people from all libraries including the adult one. That kind of defeats the purpose of the separate library and accounts if those results are returned. My question is, am i doing something wrong? Is my setup wrong somehow or is this a bug? Thanks
  18. Thomas64

    Live TV search issue

    I've been meaning to ask about this for a while now... When I search TV shows under "Live TV" - if they are found, they will show up under every category available. For example, if I search for "Midnight, Texas" which is a TV Series - it shows up under Movies, Episodes, Sports, Kids, News, and Programs. This behavior is not specific to this particular show. If I search "Frontline", same results. This happens on any client I use. I am running Version of Emby. Are others seeing this behavior, or is this a bug in my install? (I've not installed from scratch for a VERY long time...) I see postings for Search causing performance issues, but not issues with what it actually returns. Which I guess actually answers my question if others are having the issue... LOL Any pointers on how I can correct this? Is there a database clean or such that I could do? Thanks! Thomas
  19. I recently noticed that movies with original titles which contains non-English characters isn't found when the search phrase contains the non-English character. I can reproduce this 100% of the time for any movie. steps: 1 - change the original title of any movie to something that contains a non-English character. (i.e I'll change the original title of "Inside Men" to "Inside Män" 2 - replace the original title to something completely different. (i.e I'll change the title of "Inside Men" to "nothing" 3 - save metadata and enter the search page. 4 - type in everything up until the special character, and the movie should show up. (i.e type in "Inside M") 5 - the moment you enter the special character the movie is removed from the search result. (i.e "Inside Mä" remove the movie from the result) using an alternative letter for the non-english letter for example ä->a or ö->o does not change the result. this leads me to belive that the search function is unable to read these special characters which the "normal" search function is able to read. I'm using the latest server version on ubuntu 18.04 Can someone please confirm?
  20. sydlexius

    Search Within Subtitles

    It would be great to find that one episode, of say, "Seinfeld" or "Black-ish" where someone told a particular joke or said a particular line. Being able to search for a movie or episode using the contents of subtitles would be super useful. Bonus points if those results can link you directly to the referenced time code!
  21. famadorian

    Search for Tags

    It's still not possible to search for tags in Emby? Is there a bug for this?
  22. I've just discovered this issue whereby when a user searches my Emby server for a movie that is not in the library, the movie still gets returned as a search result. It shows a play button just like a movie in the library would do, and clicking on the cover shows full metadata. When the play button is clicked, the player starts, but hangs (obviously due to the item not being in the library to play in the first place). I have verified that the movies are not in the metadata. I've attached screenshots and log. I've tested this with multiple movies that aren't in the library and the result is the same. Log.txt
  23. I have thousands of video's across a few directories. Trying to list and scroll through them is way too slow. They were originally named by another software product using the original program title followed by a short description. If I do a search for the program title Zune (as an example) and I have 110 programs that start with Zune, the search will only provide the 1st 30 results. I can search for a description, and it will find a specific episode fine, however in most cases I don't have the descriptions memorized and I prefer to just scroll through all 110 and then select the one I want to watch. Can the search results be expanded from 30 to a larger yield, like 100 without impacting scroll performance? If I move the 110 episodes to it's own folder, Emby manages all 110 episodes great, with fast scrolling, but that's labor intensive to have to move each program into it's own folder. Increasing the search results to a larger yield would be better, if that's possible. Thank you.
  24. levander

    Some thoughts and opinions

    Hi, After few weeks of introducing myself to emby environment and after I successfully but incompletely migrated from Plex (looking for ways to migrate plex 1000+ collections to nfo tags or whatever) I collected some opinions and thoughts on all that... so here it's part of it concerning emby app for Apple TV. Miss... Refresh I miss some way to refresh active page/app so changes made on server could be seen on Apple TV without having to restart the AppleTV app. Also missing in iOS app. Searching persons I am aware that searching is ongoing feature you're working on to improve so at this point I just want to point out I miss searching for actors in addition to only title searching on Apple TV. Since this is available on other clients and server. Year & Director in movie info pull down while playing movie Though sometimes there is year shown but wrong and it doesn't correspond to date added o release date from metadata, I can't figure out what is it. Show all titles by/with person selected Clicking on person (actor or director) shows is limited titles (around 20) although in some cases there is a lot more and there is no other way to get to them Number of items listed in a library I miss number of items in active library. Filtered or not filtered, favourites or collections. Thumbs View I miss at least an option to view library items as thumbs (fanart/backdrop/backround, whatever it is called). It is somehow supported (unintentionally it seems to me) in mixed libraries but only when primary image is thumb image. So I guess that implicates that it is possible to show movie/tv show images as thumbs and since it is supported in emby server (and it looks great there). The two main reasons I always like to see thumbs rather than posters are: When you browse your libraries "to be inspired" and then to choose a movie to watch thumbs always look more inviting and "describable" than posters. There is just too many cases when there is no posters available or posters look bad or you have to use same DVD collection poster for bunch of Charlie Chaplin short movies for example because individual posters differ so much in quality, design, size and type and that looks strange. And at the same time you can always find or easily make movie background/fanart/thumb which is unlikely with posters if you want it looks decent. Fix... Favorite on/off button does not respond until exit and re-enter Wouldn't it be good....? Collections view When showing different types of collection items inside a collection there is no more info preview feature available because other types are shown as other items below first, main, row. I stumbled upon some discussions about that and it seems that someone had idea to show all mixed up in main row. I don't know about that. It's not bad idea to overcome this problem but I would always rather give up on info preview for usual item list as in emby server and not all in one "endless" row... Titles centered I love centered items list in emby server. When you have 2-3 items listed it looks way better. Especially in mixed content libraries, subfolders etc. Showing collections movie belongs to I think it is already mentioned somewhere as feature request or something. That would be definitely useful: in movie details page, beneath similar/recommended movies, a list of movies from collections a given movie is also part of. Thanks for reading.
  25. Beav


    How about a button on the movie side to randomly pick a movie out of your library to play? This could have a "yes play" or "no don't play" answer, and could have an option to include watched movies in the search.
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