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#1 iam4uk OFFLINE  

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:39 PM

I just purchased Emby for Windows 10. It plays nothing.

It also won't respond to clicks on the categories for content, although it will open "Folders."

 

How does one get a refund?



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:22 PM

MS doesnt have a refund solution for the store, but the app has a one day trial to make sure everything works properly prior to buying it.

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:45 PM

My loss.
Being stuck with this purchase, is there support for it?

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:51 PM

I just purchased Emby for Windows 10. It plays nothing.

It also won't respond to clicks on the categories for content, although it will open "Folders."

 

I have to ask... are you running an emby server?



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 04:18 PM

My loss.
Being stuck with this purchase, is there support for it?

 

 

Sure is. :)

Have you looked at this thread?

http://emby.media/co...p-or-modern-ie/

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 05:15 PM

I have to ask... are you running an emby server?


Of course. I have the server feeding various clents: WMC, Android, Fire TV. Those work. Win10 app doesn't.

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 05:17 PM

what he's saying is that the windows app uses microsoft's media foundation which unfortunately means that it's going to be affected by any other software you might have installed. so i would take the time to look into it as well as his question that he asked you from the other thread.



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 05:24 PM

Brand new Surface Book.

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 07:26 PM

For info: Videos play via Emby in the web browser on this computer, but not via the Emby app.



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 10:06 PM

Brand new Surface Book.

 

I have a Surface Pro 4. I have been running emby for Kodi on it with no problems. Just checked out the emby app and I have the same issue as you, nothing will play correctly. Tried the codec tweaks for a solution, but they did not work. Am now currently downloading the Surface Pro 4 driver and firmware updates from Microsoft, hopefully that will fix the problem.



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 10:49 PM

Update: None of the tweaks linked above fixed the problem. All firmware and drivers are up to date. I installed K-lite, and VLC. Still no joy.



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 11:59 PM

I have a Surface Pro 4 and have the Emby app running ok (mostly). I do notice a buffering issue when files first start, but if I give them about 30sec, everything plays fine. It's not a wifi issue, as I'm using AC with a good connection, and everything plays fine if I directly play a file in Windows Media Player. 

 

I can't get sync working however.



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 12:05 PM

Definitely not a network issue on my end. When I run emby for Kodi, everything plays instantaneously. I watch movies and TV on it every single night. When I tried to play the same movie in the emby for Win10 app, I get a green screen, then after 15 seconds, a corrupted MGM logo... then after a minute or so, still nothing. I tried to play a TV show, and it stuttered along horribly at less than a frame per second, with the audio also stuttering but out of sync with the video stutter.



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 01:06 PM

I just purchased Emby for Windows 10. It plays nothing.

It also won't respond to clicks on the categories for content, although it will open "Folders."

 

 

This is similar to my thread: http://emby.media/co...ot-be-selected/

Through Folders most things play fine. I also noticed some transcoding/playback issues myself where other apps (plex/kodi) seem to play the items fine. 

My install at the time was a brand new Surface 4, but the same issues occurred on my Surface 2 which had a mix of software already installed, both had the same behavior through the Emby store app. For unrelated reasons I've returned the Surface 4 so I can't provide more logs from it, but can from the Surface 2/server if needed.

Just thought those notes between the 2 Surface / Windows 10 devices might help.



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 02:06 PM

Try playback of one of the files through any other video app in the windows store.  That will tell you if it's more likely that this is a bug in the Emby client our your MS media foundations codecs.



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 03:00 PM

Try playback of one of the files through any other video app in the windows store.  That will tell you if it's more likely that this is a bug in the Emby client our your MS media foundations codecs.

 

iam4uk already stated video is playing back from other sources. As for me, I have played the same video in the Plex app, in VLC, in emby for Kodi, and in the emby web broswer. It plays just fine in everything except for the emby Win10 app. Also, as I noted, I have the latest K-lite codec pack installed.



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 03:03 PM

If you click on the app-menu (top left corner of chrome) and select Settings. On the flyout that is presented, click Streaming. What is the settings on that view?



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 03:08 PM

iam4uk already stated video is playing back from other sources. As for me, I have played the same video in the Plex app, in VLC, in emby for Kodi, and in the emby web broswer. It plays just fine in everything except for the emby Win10 app. Also, as I noted, I have the latest K-lite codec pack installed.

 

None of those that you posted use the same media playback engine as the win10 store client.  My suggestion was not to test in any other player but in another player using the same playback engine as this app.  Try the MS app for movie playback, that should be a valid test.



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 04:56 PM

More info:

The standard media playback app that was preloaded on the Surface Book by Microsoft plays the .MKV files that I am trying to play via Emby.

 

Also, I changed the streaming options in Emby from "Max" to 15Mbps. That led to success. That is, "trascoding" worked, but "direct playback" fails in the Emby for Win10 app on Surface Book.



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:41 PM

If you click on the app-menu (top left corner of chrome) and select Settings. On the flyout that is presented, click Streaming. What is the settings on that view?

 

Transcoding set to 'Max'. However, the movies I'm trying to play are not transcoding.

 

*edit: just tried setting it to 1080p 15Mb and it still wouldn't play

 

 

None of those that you posted use the same media playback engine as the win10 store client.  My suggestion was not to test in any other player but in another player using the same playback engine as this app.  Try the MS app for movie playback, that should be a valid test.

 

Yeah, nothing plays back well in the MS movie app. If it does play, it's extremely choppy and I'm not getting any audio.


Edited by z0mbi, 14 December 2015 - 08:59 PM.





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