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#1 Florux OFFLINE  

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 11:58 AM

Hi,

 

On the Server you can currently see active devices on the dashboard, and consequently which users are watching what on what media.

 

However, there's no way to abort these active devices to either conserve bandwidth, conserve server CPU, or simply to stop a renegade process.

 

One use case that would be particularly helpful is when you're casting from the phone app to ChromeCast. If the phone gets interrupted, you lose control over the stream so that the TV stops showing whatever you were watching, and there's no way to stop it or regain control over it.

 

Instead of having to stop and start the entire server, it would be nice to just click on that particular activity on the dashboard and press KILL (or perhaps a less dramatic word - cancel?)

 

Food for thought?

 

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 01:15 PM

Yea, it's a good idea


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 07:14 PM

Yea, it's a good idea

 

Not quite sure how this works around here - does this mean the request made a roadmap somewhere, or how are these requests managed? Not really super important - just curious on how this is done here :-)

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:23 PM

I think this functionality already exists on the server. In the web interface you can Select Player and then remotely stop the stream.

 

Should be pretty easy to add a button in the dashboard under Active Devices that sends the same call.

 

@Florux as another solution to get this functionality, does clicking the cast icon in the top right, selecting the player you want to stop, and clicking stop do the same thing you are looking to do?



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:16 AM

I think this functionality already exists on the server. In the web interface you can Select Player and then remotely stop the stream.

 

Should be pretty easy to add a button in the dashboard under Active Devices that sends the same call.

 

@Florux as another solution to get this functionality, does clicking the cast icon in the top right, selecting the player you want to stop, and clicking stop do the same thing you are looking to do?

 

This is good for local players, but does not cut it for guests / remote people watching. At least I'm not able to do, and in best case it'd be cumbersome.

 

What I believe to be the most user-friendly end-game would be to be able to abort resource intensive jobs (CPU, bandwidth etc) from the dashboard under active devices. Ultimately it could even, as a mouse-over, show the bandwidth and CPU resources associated with that particular device, allowing the operator to cut either hanging processes or remote users over-using.

 

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:28 PM

@Luke is there a reason this isn't as simple as adding a button to send a POST to:

 

/Sessions/{Id}/Playing/Stop

 

Are there any clients which can't be remotely stopped? Or is that all it would take?



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:33 PM

Maybe but I would like to redesign remote control to be in a flyout that we can slide up/slide down, rather than redirecting to a page for it. that will be better for mobile so that you don't lose context of where you are. so once we have that, we can add a remote control button to each one to bring up the remote control panel.


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:50 PM

@Luke is there a reason this isn't as simple as adding a button to send a POST to:

/Sessions/{Id}/Playing/Stop

Are there any clients which can't be remotely stopped? Or is that all it would take?

I think this may not be good enough. Player should understand the kill command from server and display friendly message to that particular user. Like: "server owner stopped your stream for personal reasons please text him/her to ask what going on" :)

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:51 PM

Ah, if that remote redesign is planned then that should solve this use case nicely, instead of just adding stop buttons.



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:53 PM

I think this may not be good enough. Player should understand the kill command from server and display friendly message to that particular user. Like "server owner stopped your stream for personal reasons please text him/her to ask what going on" :)

 

I can see wanting to display a message so another person knows why their stream stopped, and doesn't just hit play and then report a bug on the forums that their stream is randomly stopping  :rolleyes:



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 12:10 AM

I would find this feature useful!



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:24 PM

+1

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 12:40 PM

Any updates on this. There has been some progress in a few app to prevent runaway playback but a need to kill streams on demand is still needed.

I have a remote Chromecast that has been playing for over a day with no way to stop it. Playback continued even after the server has been restarted. This is a must have feature than Plex has had for years.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:45 PM

Any updates on this. There has been some progress in a few app to prevent runaway playback but a need to kill streams on demand is still needed.

I have a remote Chromecast that has been playing for over a day with no way to stop it. Playback continued even after the server has been restarted. This is a must have feature than Plex has had for years.

Yeah, I'm seeing the same thing, except far more than a single day. I have a remote stream that's been running for weeks, and yeah a restart of emby does nothing.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:52 PM

I ended up having to block Chromecasts from being used on my server. It was causing way too many issues.



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Posted 15 September 2018 - 10:35 PM

cross post:
https://emby.media/c...from-dashboard/


+1, Linux server Chromecast user here

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 03:43 PM

Agree, still struggling with chromecast feeds endlessly running in the dashboard. 

Is it not possible to have a stop button like the other devices / streams do?



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 03:47 PM

Currently you need to stop from the device you're casting from.


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 01:08 PM

I would like this feature also
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Posted 24 September 2018 - 09:32 PM

is Google getting the blame that we can't have this feature because of some locked-down APIs?


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