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#1 scharbag OFFLINE  

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 12:36 PM

My setup is this:

 

  • Emby Server Version 3.0.5786.0 running on FreeNAS within a Plugins jail
    • Media is stored on NAS and shared with CIFS and path substitution so there is no need for transcoding (this works great)
  • ​Clients:
    • Both clients are running Version 3.0.298.0
    • Client computers are Core i3 2120, 4GB ram, SSD OS drive
    • Networking is hardwired GigE
    • Windows 7 Pro SP1
    • Chocolate theme using legacy folder browsing

​The issue that I am having is that when I watch an episode on client 1, its play state is not updated on client 2 unless I exit and reload Emby on client 2.  The server is properly tracking the play state (can see all the info on the server information page) and the web and IOS app's play states are immediately updated.

 

This has been an issue for me for a while (months) but I can deal with re-loading Emby if I have to.  But, since I had a bit of time today, I thought I would ask on the forum if anyone else has this issue and if there is a possible solution.

 

If there are any logs etc. that would help sort this out, please let me know and I will attach them to the post.

 

Thanks again for a great application!

 

Cheers,

 



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 01:06 PM

Since EMC evolved from the original MediaBrowser, it does not re-load items from the server on every navigation like most of the other apps do.  Therefore, some of these types of changes will not be seen if the copy of EMC had already loaded the item that had something like a playstate change.

 

It was just never designed for that particular scenario.



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 01:42 PM

What is the best option if I want to move away from EMC?



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 05:53 PM

Also, if I "Update Library" the states still do not update.  Only re-loading the EMC client helps.

 

I have tried Emby Theatre but the graphics are choppy on my computers, not sure why.  Also, the FF and RW feature is very unreliable.  So I will be sticking with EMC for now.  It is great, and I can deal with the play state issue.

 

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 10:51 AM

Also, if I "Update Library" the states still do not update.  Only re-loading the EMC client helps.

 

That's because what that does is kick off a library refresh on the server.  I should probably just remove that button since it should almost never be needed anymore (it is a vestige from MB2).



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Posted 31 January 2016 - 02:21 PM

Ok, that makes sense.

 

Thanks for the info.

 

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 03:42 PM

That's because what that does is kick off a library refresh on the server.  I should probably just remove that button since it should almost never be needed anymore (it is a vestige from MB2).

Nooooo...... I still use it.  Saves me from walking over to the server to do a manual refresh.







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