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#1 InsomniaStudios OFFLINE  

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 07:21 PM

Hi, new to the forums and trying to get things figured out. 

 

I have read a lot about Emby as being a great solution to my media serving and streaming needs, I just have had some difficulty figuring out how to get it up and running and or if it is even possible.

 

As it stands right now I have a WD My Cloud EX2 NAS storing and serving up my media to a series of Amazon TV FireSticks in my house through KODI. I was hoping to setup Emby to run on the WD and install the KODI addon for it in order to keep my media organized / up to date between devices. I can't for the life of me though figure out if it is even possible much less where to start.

 

Does anyone have any experience running / installing Emby on the WD My Cloud EX2? I know you are able to install 3rd party apps manually on to it, is there a specific version to download and install? Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 01:39 PM

@InsomniaStudios

 

We now have Emby Server for Western Digital NAS in testing:

 

https://emby.media/c...ern-digital-nas

 

Please try it out and report your experience. Thanks !



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 04:20 PM

@InsomniaStudios

 

We now have Emby Server for Western Digital NAS in testing:

 

https://emby.media/c...ern-digital-nas

 

Please try it out and report your experience. Thanks !

 

@Luke

 

The EX2 models employ ARM processors (Marvell ARMADA 370 for the EX2, and 385 for the Ultra) rather than the Intel Atom/Pentium-Ns that the higher-end models do...so I doubt the existing packages would work.  If you want, I could try since I have an EX2 Ultra hanging off of my router.

 

For reference, here's the product matrix from WD.


Edited by Waldonnis, 03 June 2018 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 02:04 PM

I keep all my media on a WD MyCloud EX2100, with 8TB of media to date, so would be helpful if there were an Emby server created to work with the EX series.  Plex has a format that runs direct from the EX, but I'm a long-term Emby supporter and plan on keeping it that way. Has been a great service for me for the past 8 years....



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 02:41 PM

We hope to add this in the future. Thanks !

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:24 AM

so from what i'm understanding, none of the 4 wd downloads work fro the ex2 ultra?



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 01:14 PM

Correct. We do not have a package for the ex2 yet.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 01:44 PM

Correct. We do not have a package for the ex2 yet.


Will that be happening?

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 02:02 PM

Hopefully in the future. Thanks.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 02:32 PM

Hopefully in the future. Thanks.

 

no thank you.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:04 PM

kind of funny. guess i should have done more research. the only reason i bought the wd ex2 ultra was to use emby with it. guess it's plex for now.


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:30 AM

I am in the same boat with you mmtrago. I really would rather not be stuck with Plex, but I already got this EX2 without knowing that only those 4 WD devices were supported. :(



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:36 AM

pretty dumb right? they should have noted that..or just waited until it was ready for all devices. kind of false advertisement. 



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:38 AM

It's not false advertisement. Our website lists specifically the exact wd models that are supported

#15 mmtrago OFFLINE  

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:51 AM

calm down Lukey 



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:18 PM

I think he just meant that seeing the ad gets your expectations up. Not that it was misleading or fraudulent. I think I am going to continue using Emby server on my PC anyway since it's so much better than Plex. I will just hold out until Emby is available on my NAS.



#17 mmtrago OFFLINE  

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:38 PM

I don't think its at the top of the radar ladro9hands



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Posted 05 October 2018 - 05:31 AM

It's just impossible to compile on of the main Emby dependencies for ARM at the moment.

Once that bug is resolved, you may get an Emby package.



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Posted 26 October 2019 - 02:43 PM

It's been another year and so far i've only seen the comunity version for WD Arm devices... is this still on a todo list / roadmap? or we are stuck with comunity version?



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Posted 26 October 2019 - 02:48 PM

Or we are stuck with comunity version?

We're interested in building our own version of this. I can't say when that will come, but it's something we'd like to do.







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