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Hello Emby Team and community.

It has been a while since I was on the forum, but I am a very happy user of EMBY and continue to be, especially when it runs 24 x 7 for many years without me needing to do anything 😀

 

That said, my hard drive crashed on my Emby Classic PC machine and i need to rebuilt it.

I fully understand that Emby Classic is dead, and I am not expecting any support at all..

 

I just need to know if I can get hold of the install files for emby classic and the plug in that came with it.. I am sure these files are on a github someplace, and if you kindly point me to the right direct, i will attempt to download and install.

 

Many thanks good people.

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Thank you very much FrostByte...

This should get me started in rebuilding windows 7 😀.

I have had a quick look, and found installer for Emby Classic.. Does the GameBrowser plugin live in the same place, or is that in a separate place?

Thank you for you help.

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OK... clearly i spoke too soon...

I assumed wrongly, that if I download the code from Github, I will get a setup file which I double click and the whole installation will happen..  That still might be the case, but I am lost..

 

I did not find any executables in the code I download from github...

 

Can anyone point me to a write up on how to install Emby Classic from the github code... thanks guys..

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Hi.  You do not need to install from code.  Just install this:

However, you are going to want to be sure your server is 4.6.x.

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Hello ebr... It has been a long time sir... thanks for your quick answer...

 

I shall try that next... 

By the way... I love all the other platforms, and they are solid now.  That said, I think Emby Theater is good over all, but the last time I tried it, the music player had ways to match that of WMC, plus I could not get the GameBrowser to work on emby theater to launch games, but I am not sure it actually design to do.

 

Anyway.. i will rebuild my old machine for now, and i am the only one using it.. everyone else in my house is using either Android TV, smart TV or their own devices.

Thank you very much ebr.. 

p.s.  does this code also contains gamesbrowser plugin?

 

Here is a crazy idea...  is there a way to launch YouTube from within emby client..  so the idea is.. I am watching a movie, then I decided to watch 10 minutes of youtube, and i don't want to leave emby theater, so i just click within emby client (android, ios, etc) and have access to youtube app within emby... if this is already done, then please point me to where i can get it.  (currently I am doing this witin Windows Media Center using batch file, and the whole thing is driven by my microsoft remote control)

 

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7 minutes ago, aziz said:

does this code also contains gamesbrowser plugin?

No, it is just Emby for WMC

7 minutes ago, aziz said:

Here is a crazy idea...  is there a way to launch YouTube from within emby client..  so the idea is.. I am watching a movie, then I decided to watch 10 minutes of youtube, and i don't want to leave emby theater, so i just click within emby client (android, ios, etc) and have access to youtube app within emby... if this is already done, then please point me to where i can get it.  (currently I am doing this witin Windows Media Center using batch file, and the whole thing is driven by my microsoft remote control)

Not at this time but most devices have at least a "home" button that will take you to where you can easily launch any other app and I even have an Android TV that has a dedicated YouTube button on it.

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Thanks ebr...  You have a valid point with the "home" button on most devices, and you are right, the PC as a device is dying or dead, and the devices have already taken over.

 

Question:  I am unable to get the plugin catalog on emby Classic...   everytime I click it, emby crashes out to WMC.  Is there a way to get the plugin manually?

 

Thanks

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Thanks ebr... I appreciate all your help...  I just need the GameBrowser plugin for Emby Classic.

Is it going to be a single file?  and can I just stick it in a certain folder and it will run...  thanks again ebr...🙏

 

If anyone has the Gamebrowser plugin for emby classic, can you please share... good people.. thanks

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Hello ebr,

 

I am trying to get the Gamebrowser files from old backups I have from my old installation.

 

What files should i be looking for, how many, and which folders will they live in..

 

Thanks ebr.

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I am running the EMC client on a Win 7 PC but I never had gamebrowser installed so I can't help you there.

However, in the ever evolving media collection, cataloging and displaying you have to decide the point where you stop and say this will work for me for what I want to do and backup that configuration and since you no longer update it you are golden. For me I have stopped updating the server after 4.0.10 for a Win 7 box. I run Throg's themes for the eye candy presentation and it will do all the home theater stuff I want, but that is just it limited to Music Videos, Movies, TV Shows and Documentaries and nothing else of the additional features that were available under Media Browser (Emby Classic).

Since we are depending on the developers and where they are taking their product I added a QNAP NAS and installed the latest server version, update it to the latest version regularly and use it for Live TV, Newest Content that I want to share with others and watch myself within a month. This way I have one server that has the latest content and another server that can play the Terabytes content that I collected over the years but to be honest I use the QNAP with a Roku or Chromecast client far more then the EMC client with the TBs on two Unraid servers.

To further add to this if you are into games why not consider the NVidea Shield, I will look for that device if they come up with a new model. Since you and I don't have the smarts to write our own cataloging and display program we have to roll with the developers and hope that they don't pull a Google on us and discontinue what we are relying on.

Perhaps someone else may have the gamebrowser files but I seriously doubt it as the home theater guys and the Win 7 stalwarts are slowly dying out.

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6 hours ago, One2Go said:

I am running the EMC client on a Win 7 PC but I never had gamebrowser installed so I can't help you there.

However, in the ever evolving media collection, cataloging and displaying you have to decide the point where you stop and say this will work for me for what I want to do and backup that configuration and since you no longer update it you are golden. For me I have stopped updating the server after 4.0.10 for a Win 7 box. I run Throg's themes for the eye candy presentation and it will do all the home theater stuff I want, but that is just it limited to Music Videos, Movies, TV Shows and Documentaries and nothing else of the additional features that were available under Media Browser (Emby Classic).

Since we are depending on the developers and where they are taking their product I added a QNAP NAS and installed the latest server version, update it to the latest version regularly and use it for Live TV, Newest Content that I want to share with others and watch myself within a month. This way I have one server that has the latest content and another server that can play the Terabytes content that I collected over the years but to be honest I use the QNAP with a Roku or Chromecast client far more then the EMC client with the TBs on two Unraid servers.

To further add to this if you are into games why not consider the NVidea Shield, I will look for that device if they come up with a new model. Since you and I don't have the smarts to write our own cataloging and display program we have to roll with the developers and hope that they don't pull a Google on us and discontinue what we are relying on.

Perhaps someone else may have the gamebrowser files but I seriously doubt it as the home theater guys and the Win 7 stalwarts are slowly dying out.

Thanks One2Go,

I enjoyed reading your post, and I am certainly another one who still enjoys WMC and Emby Classic.  I have just over 30tb of content, between movies, music, TV, photos and videos and off course, games.  Thank good it is on Raid system.

The real reason I am still on WMC and Emby Classic is because the new platform are not all rounders like a PC is.  So, Android TV is great for Movies and TV, but lacks the music and home photo's ability. and no real games.  Nvidia shield i hear is great for games but Music and photos is an issue.

What i enjoy is a single device (WMC & Emby classic), that allows me to play movies & TV on 5.1 amp,  play music in clever que system, allowing to build a playlist on the fly, and then start a home photos slide show while music playing in the background, and all of done with a simple remote control, without having to touch a keyboard or a mouse or a screen.  And when your mood changes... pick up the remote and select to play a game of choice, without the need to touch anything else but the remote control.  once the game is on the screen, the wireless controller drives the game...   All this.. One Device... Fast as hell... With Games that are "real" games.

When I am done... single click on the remote shuts the TV, AMP and puts the PC to sleep.  I guess, it is simplisty and integration that keeps me on this platform..

I have tried Emby Theater, and it is very good since the early days, but the music and photo sharing and games is still not there.. but the remote integration is quite good (but not a real eye candy :-))

I have frozen my server, and will stay on Emby classic as long as possible, or until Emby Theater give the same level of integration as WMC with Emby Classic.

take care. 

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4 hours ago, aziz said:

So, Android TV is great for Movies and TV, but lacks the music and home photo's ability. and no real games.  Nvidia shield i hear is great for games but Music and photos is an issue.

What i enjoy is a single device (WMC & Emby classic), that allows me to play movies & TV on 5.1 amp,  play music in clever que system, allowing to build a playlist on the fly, and then start a home photos slide show while music playing in the background, and all of done with a simple remote control, without having to touch a keyboard or a mouse or a screen.

Hi.  Our Android TV app will allow you to do that very thing as well.

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17 hours ago, ebr said:

Hi.  Our Android TV app will allow you to do that very thing as well.

Yes it does, and I use the Android TV app in the bedroom because it is small and I don't playgames on it..  It is very good Emby App..

However.  The games I had in mind is Call of Duty on max graphic or FIFA or PES or car racing on max graphics and max sound.   That's what I mean by real games.  PC games.

Also, the Music Playing is OK, but it is not as smooth from user point of view as old WMC.  queuing single songs from different albums and going back and forth is painful in Android TV.  Plus Home photos are way too difficult to cue with or without music.

Just my opinion.

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6 hours ago, aziz said:

Yes it does

Okay, well you specifically said that it wouldn't do a slide show with music so I wanted to clear that up.

6 hours ago, aziz said:

queuing single songs from different albums and going back and forth is painful

In exactly what way?  How could we make it better?

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