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#1 cshaun OFFLINE  

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 08:25 PM

This has been discussed a little before quite some time ago. Difficult to search for so not sure on current status...

 

 

I'd really like the option to login as multiple users at once. E.g. watching something with my wife. Both users are watching so both should get updated to watched (and synced with trakt etc).

 

Should be easy to sign out a particular user e.g. one users signs out half way though a movie and the user finishes it - it's watched for one and resume (from when the logged out) for the other user..

 

Also when multiple users are logged in, when looking at things such as 'unwatched movies' it should display movies unwatched by both users.

 

 

 

This really would be an AWESOME feature, probably at the top of my list. I'm sure it'd have an extremely wide appeal - how many MB users are watching TV alone...


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:48 PM

Media Browser Classic (MBC) has this feature. Once logged in you go into the user menu and choose who is "also here".
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:11 AM

Didn't realize that!

 

Only used MBC a little and quickly replaced it with MBT.

So does media browser server already support it?! Why don't any clients support this? You'd think this would be pretty high up the wanted feature list.

 

Even tempted to try jump on board and help write the code/functionality I want it so bad...



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 06:55 AM

Didn't realize that!

 

Only used MBC a little and quickly replaced it with MBT.

So does media browser server already support it?! Why don't any clients support this? You'd think this would be pretty high up the wanted feature list.

 

Even tempted to try jump on board and help write the code/functionality I want it so bad...

 

Actually for me this is kinda low priority :) But everyone has different needs, and I hope you will jump in! the water is warm and cozy :D



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 12:06 AM

I'd love to jump in. Just an issue of lack of time atm (and I'm primarily PHP/HTML/CSS/JS). Haven't even got HTPC fully setup as I want it yet.

 

So can anybody clarify where the work actually needs to be done? Does MediaBrowser Server support multiple concurrent users? Does the trakt plugin? So it's just the clients that need to implement it?

 

Do the clients just report back as 2x users, or does server have specific functionality.

 

(Haven't gone and looked up server API etc.)



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:43 AM

There are API endpoints for adding and removing users from an existing session.   The clients would need to utilize them.



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:26 PM

There are API endpoints for adding and removing users from an existing session.   The clients would need to utilize them.

 

But currently the only client to make use of it is MBC?

Not even the web client currently supports it... unless I've missed the option somehow?

 

(Does the server then filter lists like unwatched for both users - or does the client need to handle this. Various options for GUI and presentation, might need a little discussion on what's the best.)



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 11:42 PM

The only thing it affects is watched status and resume points.  Not library views.  The logged in user is still king there.

 

Yes only MBC uses it at this point, I think.  The web client isn't very high priority for a feature like this because you don't usually have a group of people huddled around a laptop ;).


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 07:05 AM

The web client isn't very high priority for a feature like this because you don't usually have a group of people huddled around a laptop ;).

 

While I agree that might be a large percentage of use cases. I think there are enough where it's a computer of some type connected to TV, or a couple watching TV on a tablet/laptop in bed. I guess for remote controlling another device, it's based on the users logged on for that device, so wouldn't matter there.

 

But perhaps another reason is the web client is seen as the 'feature complete', things kind of done to 'best practice' way (where other device clients adapt things to fit in better on their platform e.g. screen size, touch etc.)



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:09 PM

@ebr

 

I know the thread is a bit older, I was wondering with the add additional users, does the additional user need to be signed in first or it's not required? I had an idea, and I was wondering a bit more of the specifics behind it. Thanks :)



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:17 PM

No, there is only one authenticated user and the others are just additional and only affect the play state operations.  Adding users to the session will not cause the library views to be combined to include those users' libraries or anything like that.


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