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mike3821
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Very far, in fact too far.

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EddyMerkxs

I’ll be a little more hopeful.
 

The app is does all the basics for me, except no mkv hdr support. It may not have every feature but I have not noticed anything besides no mkv hdr support. For my small amount of hdr content I switch to infuse to play. I was suprised it supports SDR mkvs since that isn’t in the wiki.

otherwise I’d like some UI stuff like thumbnail scrubbing and skip intro, but I think that stuff will come, if slowly.
 

 

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I would recommend switching to Infuse. It's pretty clear no one on the Emby team is a regular Apple TV user, evidenced by basic things like navigation being broken for weeks after tvOS 16 was released until a couple of people mentioned it here on the forums and the devs asked questions about how to reproduce. If any of them used it regularly it would have been obvious right away.

I'm sure the userbase for this app is way smaller than the others so there's not as many resources being put into it, but it's pretty disappointing for those of us that do use an Apple TV.

Audio/video sync is still a huge issue when going through a receiver, movie playback transcoding issues are constant, and "Auto" playback quality is picking 720p 5mb streams for a friend of mine remotely and when he sets it manually to 4k 60mb it direct plays fine.

The only hope I have is for this iOS player backport that has been mentioned, maybe if they have both platforms sharing some code the quality of the app will improve, but it was pretty rough on tvOS 15, and as it stands right now on tvOS 16 it's unusable for me.

After tvOS 16 I switched to Infuse and playback is perfect. Audio/video is in sync, HDR works, and there are even thumbnails while scrubbing. I actually prefer Emby's library views, up next tiles, and lack of a "library sync" (Infuse needs to sync like Kodi) etc—but the constant playback issues and the app breaking in hilarious ways every time there's an OS update mean I had to switch for the time being.

I'll keep checking in with it—I'd prefer to use the native app—but there is an alternative in the meantime.

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Infuse would be my go to if it allowed different versions of the same movie under one library item. Blows my mind that they don’t. 

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