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mihirrocks9999

Hey I'm currently making a non-docker dependent version of this. It's currently in python with a gui, but would a different file format be better. Like a chrome extension or a .jar/.exe file.

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lastelement21
On 1/16/2022 at 4:15 PM, mihirrocks9999 said:

Hey I'm currently making a non-docker dependent version of this. It's currently in python with a gui, but would a different file format be better. Like a chrome extension or a .jar/.exe file.

The ideal format would be a server plugin

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Painkiller8818
On 8/16/2020 at 6:30 PM, chef said:

I think... in most cases ...  if a user post to the fourm with a "delevoper" or "administratior" tag under their name, then that user is part of the team.

So you are also part of the official emby team but you need to create plugins all by yourself without the rest of the emby team behind you?


Actually it's shameful that the best plugin of the year (your intro skip plugin) was not made by the official developers and you can watch feature requests go by for years and never get implemented.

Luke's answers when you ask for a status seem like they are pre-programmed sentences that he has bound to keys on his keyboard.

I'm surprised there are no memes about this yet.

Security related stuff is not done either.
User permission revamp should have been implemented long ago as he always announces.

As well as many other things that have been open for years, enough demand is there but no one seems to be interested.

You have to help yourself out with powershell scripts and the like (sometimes not even 20 lines) that solve the whole request.

It is not always as much work as we are led to believe here.

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I purchased Emby many years ago on what looked like many great promises on improvements, such as this. But I'm beginning to regret paying for this when it seems like nothing new has been added. Updates are very sparse. 

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1 hour ago, sammyk77 said:

I purchased Emby many years ago on what looked like many great promises on improvements, such as this. But I'm beginning to regret paying for this when it seems like nothing new has been added. Updates are very sparse. 

Hi stay tuned for the upcoming 4.7 server release which will bring a number of new features. Thanks.

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yaksplat
On 2/23/2022 at 12:08 PM, Luke said:

Hi stay tuned for the upcoming 4.7 server release which will bring a number of new features. Thanks.

I don't see anything relating to Multi Cast in 4.7.  Am I missing something?

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11 minutes ago, yaksplat said:

I don't see anything relating to Multi Cast in 4.7.  Am I missing something?

No.  Luke was responding to a general statement about new features (see the quote).

Thanks.

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yaksplat
18 hours ago, ebr said:

No.  Luke was responding to a general statement about new features (see the quote).

Thanks.

Ah.  Gotcha.  I made the assumption that since it was in this thread, that there was a Multicast Support update related to 4.7.

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Keep in mind a true Multi-Cast is only good for the network it's broadcast on short of having L2/L3 routers or multi-cast proxies.
So I'd doubt "Multicast" in the true sense of the word would be used to create a watch together type feature as we would want it to work with existing clients remote or local.

Personally, I'd envision this working probably different then many of you.  I'd envision a web chat type program with private channels and a lobby. You could have random anytime watch together where someone is in the lobby and another person drops by and decides to watch something with you.  You of course could also schedule a watch together event for the future and send out invitations to others using your private room.

In that room you're the moderator with control over playing the video, stop, pause, etc but could delegate or grant access to any others or everyone.  The video would play taking up most of the screen with a side panel for ongoing chat. Ideally you could cast to an Emby client or Chromecast as normal.  That would allow you to watch on any device you want while still being connected to the watch party chat.

Done this way none of the normal Emby clients would need to be "watch together" aware as all the control is web based which is far better suited for chat. When I say chat it could be just text based or audio or full blown audio and video. That would be up to the moderator to control assuming the admin has the feature available to use.

What would be cool as well would be queuing up little videos that play before the main event.  Like the 5 minutes to movie time. 2 minutes, grab your popcorn. Maybe have another for 2 or 3 minutes breaks that might be needed were you click the 2, 3, 4, 5 button after pausing which queues up the intermission video but starts immediately after resume where you were.

Would something like that work?
Of the different existing watch together type utils others have what you're favorite or what you would consider the gold standard?

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