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  1. oxhey

    Music sorting & NFO files

    I'm in the process of moving my music collection away from Apple Music and into emby. The easy part of getting my music in emby is done, now comes the whole "making sure everything has the correct metadata" bit. I have a few questions based on this: 1. Does emby not differentiate between singles, eps and albums etc... I have noticed that emby just displays everything as Albums, even though on MusicBrainz things are split - see here for an example Billy Talent - MusicBrainz 2. I have the following libraries: TV Shows, Movies, Stand Up and Music. I also have the NFOMetadata p
  2. Starting from the October release 1.34, the extra fanarts pictures (fanart1, fanart2, ...) are not more saved in the folder "extrafanart" this is required for Kodi compatibility. Moreover is not more working the option to copy extrafanart into extrathumbs. I cannot estimate exactly the release that broken the compatibility since also the plugin downgrade to the previous release is not working.
  3. Hi, I'm an Emby user since 2 or 3 months ago. Still experimenting on some things, but I'm already on a production scenario, with hundreds of items. I've spent a lot of time customizing metadata for single items, and such. As I'm an Emby Premiere user, I'm using the Emby Backup plugin to backup everything in case of disaster. However, I've read recently on other similar posts, and later I confirmed according to the wiki here: https://support.emby.media/support/solutions/articles/44001159936-backup That the Emby Backup plugin does not backup metadata at all. According to the
  4. gillmacca01

    Manually updated nfo

    I have been doing some manual updating of some of my nfo files (updating outside of Emby, so I can batch edit). I am finding that the only way for Emby to read the new nfo, is to remove the video file, library scan, and then re-add the file. Am I missing something here? I can't see an option to read the nfo, without doing the above. If I select 'edit metadata', the original medata is displayed, not the new metatdata
  5. For Blu-ray movies in the form of folders, emby’s nfo files are located in the outer folder, while other software such as kodi are located in the BDMV folder. The difference in the location of their nfo files makes them not universal, which is very inconvenient. I cannot use emby's nfo file in other soft. Is there a way to make emby's nfo files stored in the BDMV folder by default。
  6. Hi, I’m moving my Emby install due to install issues with my distro. When I moved Emby to the current distro, instead of pulling the metadata from the saved NFO files and the images also saved within the media itself, it pulled from online - even when there wasn’t any data and overwrote a bunch of data that I had worked really hard to get right. Now I have to start all over fixing those erasing days of work that I have to redo now. Is there a way to get Emby to pull from the saved NFO and images first - and only download if I’m missing metadata so that it doesn’t overwrite the good data
  7. Hi There, I have been going through over the last couple of days getting my music library sorted out within emby but having an issue with the artist.nfo files been read that i have generated myself. I have tried to look round to get an answer for this before posting but was struggling to find an answer. I am sure there must be something wrong with either a setting or the wording i have used in the .NFO file but am not really sure what tbf. I have no issues with the album NFO's been generated and i am able to edit them with the information I want in them and that shows fine, as i s
  8. This is an odd one. I'm running Windows server 4.4.0.40 and Synology Emby Server 4.3.1.0. Both have the same issue. The .nfo file was generated using Tiny Media Manager. I have deleted it and regenerated and it doesn't help. If I manually edit the rating to 6.2, then refresh metadata, it displays fine; only 1 decimal place. Then I change it back to 6.1 and it goes to the 8 decimal places again. Looks to be specific to a rating of 6.1! https://imgur.com/a/V4HriS4
  9. thegrunge

    Backup And Restore Server

    Hi I'm doing a backup test on my mac. I used the server configuration backup extension (plugins) to do my restoration and I copied the metadata in the root folder where the metadata is located after the scan and that before scanning the libraries. The process is as long as if I hadn't transferred the metadata. I wonder if this is normal or if I should also use the NFO extension. In fact I am not sure what exactly this extension does apart from creating .nfo files next to each file. Thank you Edit: I think I used the metadata of another version of Emby that I had installed and which was not
  10. Hi, I am using QNap TS-873 since 2 weeks. I have installed emby 4.3.1 successfully. Now, I have moved my files (home videos) of the windows PC to the NAS. Unfortunately every displayed title of the mp4 files contains the filename. Imagine: I am recording my game session playin' Quake2. After gaming I tag / enrich the mp4 files with title, subtitle, description, marks in the file's detail. Using the windows version, the title will correct displayed in Emby, using the same in QNap Emby, the filename is displayed not the title or description. How can I correct or solve this? Thx
  11. riothamus

    How often are .nfo files created?

    How often does Emby write data to .nfo files? More specifically, after a file is uploaded, provided that it is a valid TV episode or Movie file, when does an .nfo metadata file for the item get created? Nevermind, I found that my nfs share mounted read-only, so the data is not getting saved. The server is trying to create the .nfo file at scan time, but can't save it. Please disregard.
  12. qazwsx10

    Metadata/NFO/Artwork

    Quick question! Historically, I've always saved my metadata/nfo/artwork with my media files. More recently I have been experimenting with uploading my content to Google Drive through rclone. My question is, if it would be a good idea to continue saving the metadata with the media files (in this case Google Drive), or if it would be faster Emby experience if it was saved locally on the machine (in this case Nvidia Shield). The main reason I was thinking of saving it on Google Drive was because I will most likely have to update my media files as I expand my collection. For example, if I cur
  13. As you can see in the picture below, the actor thumbnails are recorded in 2 different ways, local position and tmdb link. But what I really want is that all the actor thumbnail are recorded as a tmdb link, yes I would rather load the images every time I explore the series in the library because I don't see necessity having those on my local disk permanently. Is there any way to achieve my need?
  14. Hi I've been experimenting with using my Google Drive for storing some of my media. I've been doing this using the Google Drive File Stream program, and pointing Emby to the mounted drive on my Mac. Generally speaking, it has been hit or miss as to whether this works successfully and I'm inclined to ditch this experiment. I've tried Rclone but could not get to grips with it at all and my library is not huge, I just wanted to free up some space on my external HDDs. The main issue I seem to find is that metadata can take a while to generate (if at all). I have my libraries setup with the
  15. duffydake

    Multi-segment episode NFO issue ?

    Hi, I have an issue with all (aside one) my multi-segment episodes, their are displayed as one episode. I use the format : tvshow - S01E01-E02(-E0N) - title.ext OS : debian stretch Linux 5.0.21 x86_64 Emby version: 4.1.1.0 In the database data field of MediaItems does not contains IndexNumberEnd except for the working one. The only difference I see is the Kodi NFO (I didn't see something helpful in debug log btw), I forgot to set details of the second segment. Not working : (Two or more root) <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?> <episodedetails> <ti
  16. Hell to all my name is Matt. I am new to forums so I apologize if I am not posting correctly or in the right location, any help would be appreciated. So I have not used Emby in a couple of years, but when I did use Emby I remember that there was an option to hide additional files from being displayed in the folder that you added to Emby. After adding my folder to Emby yesterday I now have a bunch of nfo, bif, jpg files that are being displayed. The nfo option is unchecked in settings. So how can I hide these additional files from being seen? I have included a screenshot to show what it is
  17. Hello, I’ve searched the Emby forums and have found very similar postings but without the clear answer I am searching for. My TV library stores each episode into a separate season sub-folder. So my library folder structure is similar to what is shown below. The parent series folder (Star Trek) has no actual episode files directly in it. Instead, the season sub-folders (Season 1) contains the individual episodes. When Emby goes to work on scanning the library: nfo files (i.e. tvshow.nfo) and image files are populated within the season sub-folders (Season 1). There are no nfo or im
  18. Dataman100

    Nfo files started appearing

    A few weeks ago, .nfo files started appearing in my main media folder. Unfortunately, I don't know exactly when. I'm guessing it started after one of the automatic sever upgrades. I've made no changes to any of the settings in Emby, nor made any changes to any paths. My metadata path is set to a folder under the main video folder. Nfo files just started appearing for newly added video files in the main media folder. I've never seen that before. Was something changed in the handling of .nfo files? Sorry I can't be more specific, but I don't really know when it started. Thanks,
  19. Let's talk about a real full migration and the separation of metadata and mediafiles. I know i know, you system architects of emby have had discussions and thoughts about this topic enough i guess...But i want to ask you to maybe rethink one or two things about the structure of emby. But hold on, before you think: great, another non-programming average Joe who thinks he knows things better than we do... just let me explain. The fact that i am here right now, writing this post about emby is because: i love it As a long time kodi-user i instantly fell in love with emby the moment i inst
  20. embyzone

    Naming of .nfo and posters

    Hi All I read that the NFO files used in Emby was following the rules of Kodi? Maybe something's has changed, but it looks like Emby is reading my local information? But if I change some NFO data in the folder and ask Emby to Refresh Meta data it does not re-read the local nfo file again? Example Movies: First Man (2018) -- fanart.jpg -- First Man (2018) [bluRay.1080p.x264.8Bit.DTS.6ch].mkv -- First Man (2018) [bluRay.1080p.x264.8Bit.DTS.6ch].eng.srt -- First Man (2018) [bluRay.1080p.x264.8Bit.DTS.6ch].nfo -- poster.jpg -- logo.png -- landscape.jpg -- disc.png -- b
  21. Hello Would it be possible to allow Emby to add multiple points of info into the same section? This would be helpful for other types of media where Emby doesn't currently save local metadata files. Something like being able to add multipole genres, tags, and studios by leaving a , between each. For Example: Being able to add Horror, Crime, Fantasy > save rather then Horror > save then Crime > save then Fantasy > save
  22. I have a couple of films/movies where I would like to add extra information in the style of a list. I hoped to put this information within the <plot> tags, but it displays as a single block of text. Is there anyway I can achieve this? Thanks.
  23. I'd really love some information on TV files on Emby Server and how I can edit the metadata. I am able to create nfo files using Emby for movies and then I am building a program to edit them simply and usefully. But I can't seem to find anywhere that nfo files are created for TV Shows. Does it happen? How does Kodi get the tag or genre information for them? And is there a way to get Kodi to notice that I have added more shows. If I go into them one at a time on my phone it notices them, one at a time. They have been there for 24 hours, it is never going to notice them unless I go to each s
  24. I use emby as a server for large amount of pictures. I put all my pictures for emby to manage but I don't want some of them to be seen by my family so I tag my private folders with a tag named "priv" and I use the "block items with tags" to deny access (yes, I use parental control on my parents). However it would be more convenient for me if I could somehow add the tag from the filesystem level e.g. create a file named "folder.nfo" or similar and put the tags there. The advantage is that these files would be automatically backed up along with the content to some other drive. Other advantage: i
  25. Hey there! Since there are multiple plugins, which can help you to manage your library like map your Genre to another one or fix any missmatch, is there anything like that for the age rating? E.g. if I would like to map all not rated movies to my maximal age rating 18, than I have to enter into every metadata of every movie and change it myself? Or is there a easy way to do it from the emby interface?
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