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#21 Deihmos OFFLINE  

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 02:47 PM

It was pretty easy for me. I don't have movies or tv in different sections. I never saw the need to do it like that. There are many skins but I don't see  it as a bad thing.. I can set up kodi a lot fatser than I could do MBC as an example. It probably takes me about 10 minutes to setup.

I really don't know what too many clicks the previous poster is referring to. You can customize your remote to jump to any section of your library or l even launch an addon.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:05 PM

Again, too many customisations required.

You should just install Kodi, the Emby for Kodi addon, which includes the (yet to be created) Emby skin and then you're presented with an Emby looking client, not a Kodi looking client.

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:52 PM

How is it a requirement? You can install Kodi then the addon and begin viewing videos immediately without changing anything.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 04:44 AM

How is it a requirement? You can install Kodi then the addon and begin viewing videos immediately without changing anything.


But you don't get the Emby experience.

You have to faff about trying to find a skin that suits your style and then they're not always 100% the same.
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Posted 11 July 2015 - 06:02 AM

Have to agree about Kodi being a dismal user experience. It is similar to the result you would get if you asked a bunch of adolescent school kids to design the ultimate car - wings, wheels, rockets, guns, ejector seats and spoliers! Too much (pointless) functionality and all those skins which all seem to have different functionality. Ideal for geeks I guess but I just want to be able to watch TV and films and not have to explain to family and friends where everything is; or isn't if you swap skins! Unfortunately it has developed into a product that wants to be all things for all enthusiasts with no thought for the general public. Emby is as close as it gets to a domestically acceptable product.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 07:43 AM

But you don't get the Emby experience.

You have to faff about trying to find a skin that suits your style and then they're not always 100% the same.

When I used MBC I got the same exact experience unless I am missing something. My home screen in MBC had the same stuff as kodi. Movies, TV, recent movie and recent episodes. In kodi I have other stuff like ESPN live sports but pretty much the exact same thing to me.

 

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:23 AM

 

I would like to go to minimalist everything. The server has become so cluttered with too many settings located in different areas and features that I can't imagine many using like auto organize and I now see a mic for voice.  It has become disorganized with inconsistent UI choices. That's just my opinion.

 

 

I think this is what people are saying about the general Kodi experience.

 

I agree that EMC has too many options too and some skins (ahem... subdued) have waaaay too many.  This is what you get when you try to tailor things to everyone and be customizable.  There is a fine line somewhere but this is also why we usually balk at the standard suggestion for new features of "just make it an option".


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 04:05 PM

Have to agree about Kodi being a dismal user experience. It is similar to the result you would get if you asked a bunch of adolescent school kids to design the ultimate car - wings, wheels, rockets, guns, ejector seats and spoliers! Too much (pointless) functionality and all those skins which all seem to have different functionality. Ideal for geeks I guess but I just want to be able to watch TV and films and not have to explain to family and friends where everything is; or isn't if you swap skins! Unfortunately it has developed into a product that wants to be all things for all enthusiasts with no thought for the general public. Emby is as close as it gets to a domestically acceptable product.

 

Sooo for a mascot can they have Tux driving a Canyonero?


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 07:17 AM

Thanks for all the responses guys.

 

I actually tried Kodi on my HTPC but preferred the look and feel of Emby for WMC. It works well just WMC is old and can be buggy at times, I wont be sorry to see it go.

I may try using the Windows 8.1 app with a PC remote hopefully that works.



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 01:33 PM

So what's the reason we don't have an Emby skin for Kodi that closely resembles ET and does not require doing a lot of configuration post install?

 

About once per quarter, I do a clean install of Kodi and get it working with Emby, but within a week, I end up reverting back to ET running on Windows 10 pre-release (soon be to released) because there are just too many minute differences that I don't like and some major ones.   The wife also hates the Kodi navigation compared to Emby.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 01:36 PM

So what's the reason we don't have an Emby skin for Kodi that closely resembles ET and does not require doing a lot of configuration post install?


http://emby.media/co...ddon-skin-idea/

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 02:20 PM

Thanks.  I'll keep an eye on that thread.  My vote would be for a simple skin that resembles ET but with an option to select a "wall view" with more than 2 rows.



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 08:13 AM

Just want to bump the original having of the post and ask -

Is there a place to find out how far a new emby theatre is progressing?
Are we weeks/months away?
Can we have more regular communication re the newer update even if it is that there is still work to do?

I have been eagerly awaiting a new version for months patiently. I will continue to wait but would appreciate if we could have regular updates so that we are not just left hanging. Not a coder either so can't assist, just a user who loves emby.
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Posted 30 July 2015 - 09:45 AM

We have a dream team working very hard on the new version of Emby Theater. Timeframe is definitely on the order of weeks and not months.


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:49 PM

Thanks Luke.  That's awesome news!



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 09:44 PM

Sounds awesome cant wait to see what you have come up with!



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 11:38 PM

We have a dream team working very hard on the new version of Emby Theater. Timeframe is definitely on the order of weeks and not months.

Weeks?  Did you have to say that?  It's now like being a young kid the night before, waiting for Santa to bring his/her presents.


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 02:54 PM

Do you guys think this new version of theater will be a suitable replacement to WMC?  Will I be able to playback live TV within Theater?  How about have access to a Live TV guide?  Right now my HTPC (which doubles as the server) boots into WMC where I obviously can go to Emby (watch my media) or WMC TV (watch live TV).  How do I replace something like this in a minimalist manner?  I am using an OTA Hauppauge tuner so no problems with encrypted channels.  ServerWMC has been so solid I am really hesitant to switch just for a Win 10 upgrade (currently running 8.1 pro).



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:01 PM

Do you guys think this new version of theater will be a suitable replacement to WMC?  Will I be able to playback live TV within Theater?  How about have access to a Live TV guide?  Right now my HTPC (which doubles as the server) boots into WMC where I obviously can go to Emby (watch my media) or WMC TV (watch live TV).  How do I replace something like this in a minimalist manner?  I am using an OTA Hauppauge tuner so no problems with encrypted channels.  ServerWMC has been so solid I am really hesitant to switch just for a Win 10 upgrade (currently running 8.1 pro).

 

I very seriously doubt that what is effectively a 1.0 offering from this team will be ready to replace WMC out the gate.  Awesome if it does, but that sounds ambitious.  I'm sure they plan to get there but probably not day one ;)



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Posted 01 August 2015 - 06:05 AM

Please take a look here. Any chance that this will work with the new ET version? It doesn't with the current one.‚Äč







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