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  1. Hey guys, I am a Kodi/XBMC long time user. I really have enjoyed using Media Browser for greater control over my metadata and artwork. I also use it for our chromebooks and accessing our media outside of our home network. This may not be new news to this forum but I posted a noob guide here including configuring your router for external access. http://gameroomsolutions.com/organize-access-home-theater-media-anywhere-media-browser/ Thanks, Ryan GameRoomSolutions.com
  2. lllrinzlerlll

    ASUSTOR Setup and Transcoding Settings

    Hey guys I have been using Emby / Media Browser since way back when it was a mere WMC plugin (probably 8 years... just guessing). Never really bothered to look into or comment in the forums but did pay for premiere Recently I took down my Windows based Emby server which worked great and decided to move everything to a NAS I have noticed there is not much Asustor info so hopefully my setup can help other people. Recently I setup an Asustor 6104T with 4 x 10TB IronWolf drives and 8GB DDR3L 1600. It was slow going at first with not much Asustor info in the Emby forums, however after about a week I ended up with a rock solid system, some of my experiences might be able to help people using Asustor or trying to set one up. Home layout for NAS Internet - Fibre 100/40 Router - ASUS N55U LAN - NAS - Asustor AS6104T (4 x 10TB IronWolf drives and 8GB DDR3L 1600) - I tried 1333 RAM and it seemed to have a massive impact on system performance, so I recommend sticking with 1600 The NAS is in a server room with other household equipment, so it is effectively running headless and no content is played directly on the NAS to a monitor Emby Setup Installation I initially installed Emby from App Central, then using WinSCP, I FTP into the NAS and update the Emby version with the most current from the Emby website (currently This process takes around 20 seconds to do and it should be noted that you must shutdown the Emby server, go to App Central and disable the app before updating. Once updated go back into App Central and reenable the app. Users I currently have 9 users, 6 of those are usually on the internal network (sometimes external) and 3 are external all the time Library My library is around 8TB ranging from TV, SD - HD - 4K, with most of the HD content having DTS 5.1 Playback I have external streams limited to 2Mps, this limits the pressure on transcoding as well as the network Transcoding I spent hours and hours in transcoding, testing multiple devices, configurations etc. Below is the best outcome I can get out of the system thus far, please note I cannot get 4K with DTS 5.1 to play reliably yet although I can get some 4K to work with 2.0 sound. If transcoding continues to be an issue or I can't get Intel Quick Sync working, I will most likely move to something like an Intel NUC i5/i7 to run the Emby server and use the NAS for content only Hardware Acceleration - Video Acceleration API (VA API) (experimental) VA API Device - /dev/dri/card0 Transcoding thread count - Max Enable throttling - unticked FFmpeg version - Use a custom version - I use the version found in App Central (I find it works better with the Asustor than the version shipped with Emby) FFmpeg path - /volume1/.@plugins/AppCentral/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg Transcoding temporary path - Set it to whatever you want. In the event of problems I made mine a location that is easily accessible so it can be flushed Audio boost when downmixing - 2 H.264 encoding preset - Auto H.264 encoding CRF - 20 Live TV Using a HDHomeRun HDHR4-2DT but not setup as yet Plugins I have Auto Box Sets and Server Configuration Backup Scheduled Tasks - Chapter image extraction can take anywhere from 20 seconds to 2 hours depending on how much content I add at a time, note that this is quite heavy on the CPU so if you have added new content and the chapters are extracting, you may have playback issues if transcoding while this process is running. This will run the CPU up to around 95% of both cores (my system is a dual core, quad core should be better) - Refresh people takes around 10 mins and loads the CPU to around 5% - Scan media library takes around 10 - 20 mins and can bump your CPU usage up to between 30 and 60%. Similar to Chapter image extraction, while this process is running transcoded playback may be affected The biggest bottle necks of this system are the CPU and RAM, CPU is something you can't change once you buy it (only talking about my Asustor NAS here) therefore you have to manage it appropriately, the memory I highly recommend bumping up to as much as your Asustor can handle (mine is 2 x 4GB, total 8GB) I found that using 1333 DDR3 had an adverse effect on the system, I moved to 1600 DDR3L and everything was much better. I'm not sure if the memory problem was with the clocking speed (1333 vs 1600) or the voltage being used (DDR3 1.5V vs DDR3L 1.35V), limited info on the hardware makes it near impossible for me to know. I can tell you the original sticks that came installed in the system were 2 x 1GB DDR3L 1600 Network Devices LAN - Xbox One using Emby Theater or DLNA when remote playing content from my phone (Emby Theater is the main setup and used 99% of the time) LAN - Xbox 360 using DLNA I think... (havent used it in a while), have done tests on it but don't use it very often LAN - Yamaha 5.1 Reciever using DLNA for audio (Tested only, not used very often) LAN - Panasonic TV using DLNA (Tested only, will not normally use) LAN - HDHomeRun HDHR4-2DT - in the process of setting up so not currently online 5GHz Wifi - S6 Edge 5GHz Wifi - Another S6 Edge 5GHz Wifi - Tab S2 8" 5GHz Wifi - Note 3 5GHz Wifi - Note 5 5GHz Wifi - Windows 10 laptop 5GHz Wifi - another Windows 10 laptop 5GHz Wifi- Android TV (Emby App with MX Player mainly, have tested DLNA, VLC and Chromecast...) 2.4GHz Wifi - Chromecast version 1 2.4GHz Wifi - iPad mini Most of the time I use the Xbox One and the Tab S2" without any dramas at all, the other devices play content sporadically but have not been as thoroughly tested. I have also not had any problems with the Chromecast or Android TV Playback Experience I have tested all 6 internal users playing content as a direct stream along with 3 external users playing direct content as a direct stream, so with no transcoding present all 9 users were able to play content without interruption (they were all HD movies) With transcoding it is a different story, I have tested running 4 internal users with 1 external user. 3 of the internal users were direct streaming with 1 internal user transcoding, the external user was also transcoding but with external streaming set to 1Mbps. This is the max I could get out of the system, adding another user brought the system to a near holt... As soon as I removed one of the users transcoding everything kicked back in again, but note doing this test kept the CPU at 99% constantly. Throughout all tests I had my laptop (not playing any content at all) logged in the NAS VIA browser and the Emby server VIA browser, this allows you to be able to watch the CPU / RAM allocation of the NAS as well as check which users are streaming what content, and if its direct streaming or transcoding. The best everyday experience I have used and tested is the Xbox One App and the Emby for Android TV app using MX Player (codecs for MX Player are floating around and can greatly enhance playback). I always default back to the Emby App on the Tab S2 8" for testing when there is a problem as I haven't had a single issue with it yet... luck i guess. Hopefully this helps anyone currently using an Asustor NAS and is having issues or helps people thinking about setting one up.
  3. I call myself searching through the guides and the General/Windows forum section but I wasn't seeing a guide/tutorial for updating Emby when you're running it as a Windows service. Updating Emby when you're running it as a program or from the tray/dock seems straightforward Updating Emby as a Windows Service doesn't appear as straightforward. So is there a guide or makeshift instructions at all for updating Emby when running it as a Windows Service?
  4. ginjaninja

    Emby for Roku

    Emby For Roku Setup Guide Assumptions The Author only had access to a Roku 3 (Model 4200X Software v5.4 2240) . It is assumed that all Rokus behave in the same way in respect of this guide.Prerequisites Install EMBY Server. Create an EMBY User. Optionally (and recommended) make user an EMBY Connect User (by registering on community forums and adding the valid MB community username to the user account under server configuration and authorising via email) http://emby.media/connect/ Follow the Roku product installation instructions to register your email address/Roku account. Ensure the Roku has a valid IP route to your EMBY server and ensure the necessary rules are applied on any intermediary firewalls. See Client<>Server Connection Troubleshooting. Guide Chapters Adding EMBY Channel to Your Roku. Connect EMBY Roku Client to EMBY Server Client<>Server Connection Troubleshooting. Note many of the pictures in this guide need updating for the latest version and new product name. Media Browser is now EMBY
  5. akovia

    Fanart.tv Video Tutorials

    Hello from Fanart.tv I see there are quite a few budding artists and professionals alike over here that are creating fanart for Media Browser. We would love to see some of that art make it over to our site so it can easily be shared with even more people. Even if it's not shared on our site, I thought some of our video tutorials might be of use to any fanart creators. Our tutorials are a little scattered, so I thought I could show how to access them here. For strictly video tutorials you can either view our youtube channel or our G+ page. For all types of tutorials and templates, you will find them under each section of our homepage. Movies, TV, and Music respectively. Just look under each artwork type and click the Tutorial or Template buttons to see if any exist for that artwork type. We also have some tutorials in our forums under Gimp Chat and Photoshop Chat. I have just recently started a "Gimp from Scratch" video tutorial series for new creators that are not familiar with gimp or creating fanart. I really hope that these tutorials will be of use to someone here and please remember...We are there to help. I realize that some users are a bit weary of uploading to us as we have some pretty strict requirements to get an image approved. Once you understand what these are and how to abide by them, I think you'll find it will be a rewarding experience. If you are having trouble with something, just post in our forums, or join us in the IRC channel and we will do our best to help out. Lastly, please post in our forums for any requests of tutorials you'd like to see. Best Regards, Akovia
  6. Q: Is there a tutorial posted on how to setup gamebrowser?
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