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  1. Emby External Player Launcher (E2PL) Emby External Player Launcher is a simple and pretty basic .NET application that connects an external video player to an Emby server as a playback device. MPC-HC is currently supported, MPC-BE should work as well and more players may be coming in the future. E2PL lets you play videos from your Emby library straight to MPC-HC, provides remote control support for essential commands and will automatically sync viewing progress to your library. I wrote E2PL for my own personal use, I wanted to watch videos using MPC-HC on my Windows desktop while als
  2. Hey there, I just did some research in google and I find a github plugin call EmbyExternalPlayerLauncher, the question is I am never use github before, so i just download the plugin from github and I follow the instruction to install the plugin, but I try so many time and the plugin just keep showing me error "could not connect to Emby. Please check your settings" , so i just come here hope someone can help me to solve the problem. Thank you so much.
  3. Hoping someone can help I have setup an external player (potplayer) in Emby Theatre successfully and can now launch it with a variey of configs/skins, however, each time I must edit the External Player configuaration. Is there a way of using different external players rather than just one. --or-- Is there a command line to launch Emby Theatre with different external player settings --or-- a way to defaullt to the internal player and to switch to the external player when needed Side Note to Admin: In my research to get my external player working I noticed a common theme of "w
  4. Hello! I have an external server out of my LAN I have the android client version 2.3.06 on android version 4.1.2 a .mp4 movie with .srt external subtitle on the server if it played back with the inner player, the subtitle shown perfectly (direct streamng) but if it played back with an external player like mxplayer for example i get too (direct streamng), but the subtitle does not shown this tells me that the server does not send the subtitle when an external player? is this correct? Or am I missing something? It would be nice if the subtitles can be streamed when an external player
  5. After some struggling (and plenty of the help from the community, especially @@Luke and @@funwithmedia), I have managed to get VLC launching correctly as an external player. I thought I would share the steps I used to enable it for anyone else who may need some assistance in getting it working. 1. In Emby Theater, click on your user icon in the upper right hand corner of your screen 2. Click on Settings 3. Click on External Players 4. Click the Add button 5. For Media Type make sure that Video is selected 6. For Player Path enter the path to
  6. S3v3nD34dly51ns

    unable to view ebooks

    Is Emby only able to read epub or is it capable of reading .cbr and .cbz formats? I have a very large collection of comics courtesy of Mylarr and Emby is seeing that I have files there as well as pull the metadata for the content but I am unable to view any of the content. I know epubs and .cbr's are not a major concern for devs, but I am trying to move away from Plex (due to lack of plugin support as well as the recent WB merger) and in favor of Emby for ALL of my media needs, games (which I'm having no luck so far), movies, tv shows, music as well as ebooks and comics.
  7. This is building on what I've mentioned previously ( https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/41937-questions-about-media-stubs/ ). Being able to create custom Media Stubs ( https://github.com/MediaBrowser/Wiki/wiki/Media%20stubs ) would be ideal, but I realize that is probably unlikely. So what I propose instead is a new Media Stub called Online, which could be indicated by ".online" instead of ".disc" (or even ".disconline" would be fine). I think with more and more media moving to an online context (ie, Vudu, iTunes, Disney Movies Anywhere) there is a place for having this kind of Medi
  8. Hi. I always have been using MPC-HC as my default external player. I configured this a long time ago in Theater v3.0.5859.23399. I have been updating the server since till version with MPC-HC as my default player. When I enter the settings for the external player, still having as my server version, I get a 'There was an error processing the request' screen but when I click 'OK' I can review my settings. When I play a movie MPC-HC starts fine and plays well. Recently I updated to server version 4.xx. I reviewed my external player settings, still getting 'There was an erro
  9. Overview A lot of the details within this post are based on information I have gleaned over the last few years when I set up commercial Blu-ray disc playback within my WMC installation which I am now in the process of replacing with Emby Theater. As such, a lot of the detail is obtained from others work that had been published on the internet. Due to the mists of time I don’t have the original references/links to share but I’d like to doff my cap to the trailblazers and forward-thinking software developers whose original work this is based on. Through the course of this information I’ll
  10. As part of preparation for a planned conversion to ET from WMC I have set up an external player entry for VLC to play commercial bluray discs in ET - my VLC install has appropriate 64-bit libaacs and libbdplus updates. Unfortunately I'm always getting a "HeaderPlaybackError" message returned by ET with direction to insert a disc, despite a bluray disc being present in the one-and-only optical drive in the client PC running ET. Emby Server is running on a different PC on the home network and I'm using a stub for the disc library entry. My metadata/artwork is not held with the media folders.
  11. Thank you in advance to anyone able to help! So I have had games working for at least 6 - 12 months, I went to look at external player settings so that I could duplicate it on my laptop. When I go to view the "working" external plugin, it doesn't show any game system as an option. Once I exit the external player menu and go back to games library, the Game no longer has a Play Button (has had play button for nearly a year). I check all XML info and the games match the system info. Here is are screenshots of everything I would imagine you would ask me to do. If you have any ideas PLEASE!! l
  12. Hi, please bring an external player to the Emby Apple TV app, one which plays every file you throw at it without transcoding or remuxing. Infuse and MrMC are good examples how such a player should look like. Maybe you can work together with them? Please see also this thread in the ATV forum: https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/39040-external-player-possibility/ Best regards Sonicblue83
  13. Not sure whether this belongs in Theater or Plugins forum, but since it appears to be a flaw with Theater itself, I'm placing it here. I'm unable to select a "System" type in the external player menu to enable games playback. The issue appears to be identical to the one encountered here: https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/38265-game-systems-not-working/ I've configured the Gamebrowser server plug-in according to the tutorial and have used it properly on this system in the past. I have two different Windows 10 PCs - my desktop and my HTPC, both running Emby Theater. Both PCs are usi
  14. I am using an external player with Kodi. Once the user finishes watching and clicks on Kodi's dialog "Click 'Ok' when playback has ended", the particular video is marked as watched for a second. After which "Comparing Database" pop-up comes on the top-right corner and the video is again marked as unwatched. This happens even if the video is manually marked as watched after exiting the external player. However, this does not happen when using the built-in Kodi player.
  15. Hi, I'm having some issues attempting to use an external player (in this case VLC) with the Emby for Kodi add-on. If I use the "Add On" playback mode (which I prefer), the external player will not open and Kodi defaults back to the default videoplayer. It will only work if I use the "Native (Direct Paths)" playback mode in the Emby add-on settings (or if I navigate directly to the video using the Kodi file manager). Seems like a path issue of some sort, but it seems others have had success with external players without any special path gymnastics, so not sure what is causing this iss
  16. This is somewhat related to the FR (which I'd also like to see implemented) for defining External Players based on Tags ( https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/31386-request-external-playback-based-on-tags/ ). What I'd like to add to that is External Player support for Media Stubs ( https://github.com/MediaBrowser/Wiki/wiki/Media%20stubs ), with the ability to define a custom message to be displayed instead of the default message that is displayed for Media Stubs. (For those not familiar with Media Stubs, they are empty files that mark the existence of offline media, thus they are not
  17. 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
  18. Hi, I have Emby Theater installed on Windows (7) HTPC, and gamebrwoeser installed as a server plugin: Game directory i set up as per instructions Gamebrowser platforms are all set up Game library is accessible and scanned as part of media library External players set up for all platforms with the {path} and options as described in the forum elsewhere with the appropriate command line options for each I have two issues: 1. When trying to hit "play" on the game screen, I get a spinner and nothing else, no error, and no emulator, it just spins and then eventually gives up. I've changed t
  19. This post (https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/35769-resume-is-not-working-with-mpc-hc-in-mbt/) got me thinking about VLC (my preferred player). I've already posted a Feature Request for a manual entry option (https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/43209-fr-option-for-external-players-to-prompt-for-stop-time/), which the good Emby folks hope to add in the future. But I have an idea for how we could partially automate this via a plugin, for users using VLC in particular. VLC has a HTTP Interface which can enable us to find out Duration (ie, total time of the currently playi
  20. Since External Players may vary in their ability to resume certain forms of media (eg, full DVD VIDEO_TS folder rips) it could be nifty if one could enable (on a per-external-player basis) to be prompted by ET for the Stop Time, so that when coming back to the item later there's a record of approximately where you stopped watching. I'm thinking it could go something like this.... "Would you like to enter your stop-time for easier resuming later?" There'd of course be a Cancel/No button, but pressing Back on one's remote (whatever that hotkey is in ET) should just exit out of the di
  21. Nelcruz

    powerdvd 16

    Hello All, I was wondering if anyone was using Powerdvd 16 as an sxternal player in new Emby Theater? If so, which exe did you select, and did you enter any arguments? Does it minimize ET? Does it close Powerdvd 16 abd gring focus back to ET? Ang help would be appreciated.
  22. I'm getting the following message when attempting to use VLC Media Player as an external player: Uncaught Exception: TypeError: Cannot read property 'toString' of undefined at startProcess (C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Theater\system\electronapp\main.js:148:26) at Function.<anonymous> (C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Theater\system\electronapp\main.js:106:21) I've stripped my external player settings down to this and still get the error: Path: "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" Command line arguments: "{path}" Looks like the
  23. Please like this post if you agree. This will let the developers know that people actually want this feature. I am requesting that external players be put in use by tag. Primarily, 3D tag. What this means is that if a movie is tagged as 3D-SBS or more importantly MVC, then a third party player can be set up to play this file. With many films, they can all be in MKV containers, but there's no real way to distinguish them aside from tags. In this way, you can decide if a third party player is required to play a file based on that tag. For example, if I have a 3D movie in MVC format
  24. syran

    Play on VLC not working

    Hi, I'm running Emby Server 3.0.5607.0 on Windows 10 x64 (build 10074) I installed VLC and set the external player in the web client settings, but when I click on "play with external player" it doens't work at all, even if VLC is already open. I also tried on Windows 8.1 x64 and previous server versions, same results, nothing happens... So, my question is... what's wrong with my VLC? Log.txt
  25. Hi, I've just recently run into a problem with MB Theater - I'm not able to play any of my audio files e.g. flac or mp3. I originally set up foobar to play these and it has been working fine for months. Now when I try and play a song I get the error message: "There was an error processing the request". I've tried re-installing MB Theater but I keep getting the same problem even when I configure MPC or VLC to play them. Pulling my hair out now. These files play fine in MB Classic through foobar. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Server version is Version 3.0.5366.22005 MB Theater vers
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