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Florux

Hi,

 

Very happy with Media Browser's ability to store metadata in a separate folder. However, even though a specific area is defined where all information and images are stored, the subtitles collected by Media Browser are currently downloaded into the actual media folder.

 

For security reasons, many users prefer to mount their data storage read-only from the server. That way, the data is not quite as much as risk in case there is a catastrophic bug (unlikely) or security breach on the media server. Thus it's a great feature for MBS to store the metadata in a local folder on the local server, and then get the video files from a read-only storage system.

 

Currently I believe subtitles is the only core component that desires write access to the video directory directly. 

 

Would it be possible to add an option to specify either a separate area for subtitles, or to store subtitles together with metadata? 

 

As an example, in my current setup, subtitles are auto-downloaded into a separate folder, and then there's a script running on the storage system that searches for and copies all SRTs from this area every few hours. However, the SRT grabber I currently use is rubbish compared to the quality of Media Browser's, so it would be terrific if Media Browser's own subtitle grabber could be used to grab to a custom area.

 

 -Florux

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ebr

I believe an issue here is that, if direct playing an item, the players need the external sub files to be in with the video.

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Florux

I believe an issue here is that, if direct playing an item, the players need the external sub files to be in with the video.

 

True. However, if one could have an option (not even in the GUI if it clutters it, but perhaps in a config file), the SRTs could be downloaded to a separate folder and then grabbed from the ReadOnly storage cluster. 

I realise this is a corner case, but it touches a rather important security issue, by allowing the storage to be completely read only.

Definitely not a priority case, but still something to consider for the security conscious ?

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xayide

I would say +1 for this option. I have my mediative write protected so that I do not need to worry when my children or wife for that matter, uses media players of any kind.

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computerprep

This thread is relatively old, but would love to see it resurrected.

Here's another use-case that would make this feature more helpful. In addition to keeping my media folders read-only for protection, I have them read-only accessible via FTP.

 

So while the front-end of Emby serves a glorious-looking interface to navigate the media library, FTP users will see junked up folders full of MKV's, MP4's, AVI's, SRT's, TXT's, etc. Specifying a separate folder would be very handy if the admin so desires to enable that. It would be very UI-friendly for this option and folder path to live in the Media Library Folder setup. See attachment for suggested UI implementation.

 

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