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  1. It takes anywhere between 5-15 secs with bad quality then a pause happens and the bar kicks into HD. There’s currently no way of controlling this through Emby settings as it’s embedded somewhere. Can you please look into fixing this as it’s been happening for a long time??
  2. I have a very specific scenario here. I have a stream file (.strm) that points to a .m3u8 stream. I am able to play this stream but it doesn't pick the highest quality. The .m3u8 file: #EXTM3U #EXT-X-VERSION:3 #EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=614000,AVERAGE-BANDWIDTH=564000,RESOLUTION=480x270,CODECS="avc1.77.30,mp4a.40.2" 270/prog_index.m3u8 #EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=1118000,AVERAGE-BANDWIDTH=1028000,RESOLUTION=640x360,CODECS="avc1.77.30,mp4a.40.2" 360/prog_index.m3u8 #EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=1998000,AVERAGE-BANDWIDTH=1828000,RESOLUTION=960x540,CODECS="avc1.77.30,mp4a.40.2" 540/prog_index.m3u8 #EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=3318000,AVERAGE-BANDWIDTH=3028000,RESOLUTION=1280x720,CODECS="avc1.77.30,mp4a.40.2" 720/prog_index.m3u8 Emby is not picking the 1280x720 stream. It is using the 480x270 stream. I have a excellent internet connection and am able to even stream 4k comfortably. Why would a 720p stream be difficult for Emby? I have also set 4k as home network quality. I get about 100mpbs download speeds.
  3. Hi all, Has anyone else found that the "auto" quality setting for remote play is far more aggressive on the Theatre app for Windows/Xbox? On the same PC, on the same network, if I play a 1080p file for example, the Theatre app will transcode to 720p 1.5 Mbps but the same file in the browser version will play direct. For a 4K file, Theatre will once again choose 720p, sometimes 3 Mbps if I'm lucky, but the browser and Android app will usually choose 1080p 6 Mbps. I know I can manually change it, but for users that I share with that watch with the Theatre app on Xbox, they're not tech savvy enough to know the difference between Mbps and won't know what to choose that wont buffer either because it's too high for my upload rate or because there's other users also streaming or I'm uploading a bunch of files to the cloud for work and the upload rate is lower than usual. Could the Theatre app get a little update to not be as aggressive? Also, when on "auto", does Emby only decide one time what the transcode rate should be when you first play a file, or does it adjust up and down during playback like Plex does? Thanks in advance!
  4. Leezio

    Poor streaming quality from VLC

    Hello everyone, I have been using Emby for several months now and am having difficulty. I decided to migrate from MiniDLNA to Emby's native DLNA, and the quality is very poor. Do you have an idea of the configuration to adopt to solve this problem? I am attaching you the screenshots in comparison, between the Emby web player and Emby DLNA. Thks ^^ Bad Quality, with pixel Very qood quality
  5. Aloha Embians, back again with a proposal. I recently started using the download function more extensively on my iPhone and I noticed something. When I download a record it downloads (youuuu dont saaaay) and after this I can go into a settings mode per record and set a quality. How does this work? Does Emby redownload something if i turn up the quality after the download happened? And excuse this stupid question, but the shit I download sounds like mp3 to me, even if i changed the quality to Original afterwards which should be lossless. Is that because I downloaded on my phone?I just saw that when I execute a download on a computer up front it instantly asks me about the wanted quality but I haven't tried and there is no way to verify because Emby doesn't show file info for music. Ok Ok, but now for the proposal : I wish we could set global download settings for audio (music) and video downloads per used device. When you need to change them for a specific download, just change them globally. This goes hand in hand with my wish of naming the conversion options in terms that fit their respective field. I work in audio and have no idea why a music file should be 1.5 Mbps (too high, a .wav is 1411 kbit/s and this is the lowest conversion) and this also does not give any information about the file that gets created when I download something (mp3, flac, mp4?). Very nice would be the option to choose a fileformat and/or an appropriate bitrate for the finished download, this would at least give you a hint what you just downloaded. The same goes for video. I am by no means an expert on this field but the name of codecs or resolutions give me something to work with, something I understand because I am used to it. 8Mbps don't. I saw in the knowledge base that at some point there were options like high, medium, for quality. It's nice that you changed those options to numbers, because the aforementioned terms can mean anything and nothing. But for a network potatohead like me it is a bit hard to interprete what "so and so many" mbps mean and I think terms from the world of their medium would explain better what a certain quality option does to the file. As always, please correct me if I missunderstood something. All the best!
  6. Hey guys Recently moved to Emby from Plex. You guys did a really great job with that, I really love it and prefer to Plex which is not stable enough in my opinion... Though I'm missing one important feature that Plex has : Favorising direct play / direct stream while you can also select "auto" setting. This means that if Direct Play / Direct Stream is not possible for a user connected to the server (due to slow internet connection, or invalid format etc...) then the Player will automatically select the best quality available for this user. BUT it will always favorise Direct Play / Direct Stream. I'm asking because on my server I have some users using Auto mode, even if they have fiber with 1 gigabit connection, the auto mode will make them transcode to 720p 3Mbps while they could handle the direct play 1080p. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but also thought that on Plex the quality settings are way more clear than on Emby. Maybe this will come in an upcoming update ? Thanks
  7. adam.niescierowicz

    Manual Multi-version group script

    Hi, I would like to group my movies with different multi-version quality unfortunately functionality doesn't work with multidirectory library. I know manual method: multi-select content and next "group versions". The most convenient method for me is to use a script for this. I can write a script, but I need a description of the structure of the database, which unfortunately I can't see anywhere. Can somebody explain me relation of sql data in sqlite db for multiversion video? Maybe there is some documentation describing the sql structure?
  8. The maximum available quality is 480p. If set to Auto it also goes only to 480p. My available qualities Are higher qualities limited to premium users? Would it be possible to completely disable encoding and only play at original quality? Thank you!
  9. Good afternoon! Yesterday I tried to setup my very first media server, with Emby! I think i have setup everything right now but unfortunately the quality on my android mobile phone and tablet aren't good. I have set this on auto. Can somebody help me with this? Some info about the movie file: Container: mkv Bitrate: 2,7 Mbps Video codec H264 High Video bitrate: 2,7 Mbps Audio codec: AAC HE-AAC Audio bitrate: 320 Kbps Audio channels: 6 Audio Sample ratte: 48000 Hz This is the Emby streaming video quality: This is the local quality: I just checked my internet speed, this is: 36 ping 180 Mbps downloading 18 Mbps uploading Does anybody know how i can fix this? log 06-05.txt Log Planet earth.txt
  10. On the Xiaomi Mi Box I noticed that high bitrate 1080p videos (untouched videos extracted from bluray) and 4K videos are getting transcoded because of that 21Mb/s limitation, after some testing I noticed that if I manually select the highest bitrate that appears on the quality menu, transcoding stops and the video starts to play directly, what bothers me is I have to do this every time I play those videos. This doesn't happen on Emby for Windows 10 app, it plays those videos without transcoding. Is this an intentional limitation set by the developers? is it something I can fix? Isn't this supposed to be automatic? When playback starts: Then I manually select the quality:
  11. douglasg14b

    Very poor streaming quality

    I'm getting very bad streaming quality from Emby in scenes that feature a lot of movement and individual objects. I have the transcoding setting set to highest quality (except for CRF which is 1 instead of 0, else nothing plays). My server's CPU usage is <5%, so that's not throttling the transcoding. The quality only drops during fast scenes or scenes with a lot of detail, and the drop is significant enough to disrupt pretty much any movie or TV show. Movies with lots of on-screen details are nearly unwatchable. How can I correct this? Emby Streaming Screenshot: PLEX Streaming (default settings) Screenshot: Local Playback Screenshot: My Transcoding settings: Emby Streaming Screenshot: ffmpeg-transcode-cca60075-9132-4427-9b7a-4ce5f5339c28.txt server-63639388800.txt
  12. emilyjune

    Kudos on remote streaming

    With my kids off to college and my wife and I often travelling, I decided to give remote access/streaming a try. The only glitch I encountered was that I needed to bypass cloudflare. Once I did that Emby 3.0.7200.0 connected and streamed (direct) flawlessly from a Foxconn R20-S4 Atom 330 dual-core with 2GB memory and SSD disk running Windows Homeserver 2011 (through a Linksys E2000 w/ddt-wrt v24-sp2 and Comcast 25mbs service) to my college kid's PC across the state. Her comment was "better than YouTube." She was streaming the Bablylon 5 series (MPEG-4 720x480, AC-3) which I have on a 1TB WD USB drive attached to the Homeserver. CPU rarely went above 25% and total memory ran about 50% (while logged in to the remote Windows GUI). Nice job.
  13. Recently I have had massive issues with emby, all my devices are having issues. Fire tv is the worst. Everything is playing back in extremely low quality, low bitrate and the resolution must be around 240p. Everything else just refuses. Chromecast plays 1 minute properly then gives up, emby theatre for windows just refuses and the html5 player in chrome is the only one that will work. Any ideas.
  14. dwmu80

    HD Issue

    Hello All, I have been trying to watch HD on any device and continue to have the same issue with breaking up. I have attempted watching it from outside my network on wired computer and in my home on 3 different devices and all have the same issue (roku, laptop i5 6GB Ram, LG G3 mobile phone). The video will cut in and out and skip. From what I have read in the forums it seems that its a server issue with not enough CPU. Can someone check my logs and confirm that would be the issue? Is the only option is to watch Standard Def until I upgrade for a mega machine? Any options would be great. Log-Server.txt Log-Transcode.zip
  15. leebo

    Adjust the bitrate?

    Before I recommend the Android app to my brother, I wanted to check whether it has a way to adjust the bitrate to ensure smooth streaming. I got him to install MB Theater on his pc, but my upload is only 4Mbps, and every movie stutters way too much on his end to watch it. MB Theater apparently does not have any way to adjust this, unlike the roku app, which does. I looked in the Google Play store but details on the MB app are scarce. Thanks.
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