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  1. sbm7815

    Slow channel changing

    Hi, I recently purchased a lifetime Emby Premiere license to try Live TV with both of my HDHomeRun Prime tuners. I saw that Emby advertised fast channel changing with a decent guide and the possibility of viewing TV remotely, so I thought this would be a good solution for my needs. I'm running Emby on a Xeon E5-2698V4 with 16GB of RAM, because I wanted fast transcoding times. My client is an Nvidia Shield TV, but I also tested channel changing on the server itself and both are slow. In the beginning it was taking 45 seconds or more to change a channel on my local 1GB network, which was disappointing. I turned on Intel Quicksync and this dropped the channel changing time from 45-65 seconds down to 15-18. If I enable direct play, then it drops down to 10-15 seconds. When I use other direct play clients, like HDHomeRun or Live Channels, the time is only 1-2 seconds. Everything else I've tested in Emby seems great, but if I can't drop the Live TV channel changing time to 1-2 seconds similar to other Android TV clients (direct, I don't expect transcoding to be this fast), then this product will not be useful for me. I also think that other potential customers should be made aware of this problem prior to purchase. If you're advertising fast channel changing, then this is what people will expect when they purchase the product. After searching on this forum, it looks like this may be the normal performance of Emby for Live TV. If anyone knows of a way to improve channel changing times, please let me know.
  2. When organizing my library I often have to move albums to another place in my directory structure. Sometimes there are only small spelling mistakes in the path, which have to be corrected. Is there a way to scan all collections [boxsets] for items with wrong/changed paths? Currently, items with wrong paths are simply not displayed (even they are still in the .xml). That's not nice and very confusing. One totally loses the overview, especially with a very dynamic library (lots of new and deleted paths). It would be totally sufficient if there would be tiny log file somewhere, so I can corrected the wrong items manually. Or a small tool/plugin, which just scans the collections for wrong entries. That would save a lot of time. I think this applies to the playlists equally.
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