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Feature Request - External Player for files based on tags (primarily 3D tags)

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 04:50 AM

Please like this post if you agree. This will let the developers know that people actually want this feature.

 

I am requesting that external players be put in use by tag. Primarily, 3D tag. What this means is that if a movie is tagged as 3D-SBS or more importantly MVC, then a third party player can be set up to play this file. 

 

With many films, they can all be in MKV containers, but there's no real way to distinguish them aside from tags. In this way, you can decide if a third party player is required to play a file based on that tag.

 

For example, if I have a 3D movie in MVC format in an MKV container made by MakeMKV, I can then tell emby theater to play it in stereoscopic player or PowerDVD, etc.

 

This request is being made because I personally tore my hair out all weekend trying madvr, lav, windows media player, kodi, emby theater and about six other setups trying to get things to work, and only stereoscopic player would work. Therefore I am making this request in order that those of us with large 3D libraries can have Emby Theater working with stereoscopic.

 

Again, if you agree, please like this post. The devs judge the popularity of features by likes.

 

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:31 AM

Releasing the new version of Emby Theater without the ability to use an external player is a MAJOR omission. I have also found that the only decent 3D player is Stereoscopic Player and now none of my 3D MKVs will play using the latest version. I'll have to roll back to the old version until this is fixed which is a shame as the new version looks very promising.
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Posted 16 February 2016 - 01:01 AM

This would be a great feature as I have the same issue.
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Posted 16 February 2016 - 12:47 PM

I think this would be the best solution for everyone who want external players or who have 3D. Right now, the ONLY thing that will work for me, for example, is stereoscopic player, but there is really no way to use it within ET.


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 02:10 PM

In a first time the basic feature present in the old Emby Theatre has to be implemented...
For 3D movies I don't know. Is there an other way to find that it is a 3D movie? Maybe directly in file header info?


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 10:01 PM

In a first time the basic feature present in the old Emby Theatre has to be implemented...
For 3D movies I don't know. Is there an other way to find that it is a 3D movie? Maybe directly in file header info?


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To my knowledge, no. That's why I suggested using the Emby 3D tags. At least I have yet been able to see a player tell the difference between MVC and MKV just for metadata's sake. 

Stereoscopic can tell the difference, so I suppose it's possible, but I'm trying to suggest the easiest solution for devs that would just barely make things work for everyone. Otherwise, the best solution would just be for Emby to play MVC. Supposedly you can with LAV and MadVR, but good luck on that. I tore my hair out all weekend on that one. Stereoscopic was the only thing that worked, and that was on a monster machine with Windows 10. This wasn't an old machine.



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 02:11 PM

Ok let's What's in @Luke's mind, but I think Emby Will prefer to implement something automatic as more and more 3D movies Will become available soon... Tagging all of them manually must be a temporary solution I think.


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 08:30 AM

I just wanted to chime in again about 3D iso mounting. I am using the old EMBY Theater and the "mount" feature is exceptional. PowerDVD 15 pops up almost instantly and the movie starts. It is very efficient. Why is there not a way to implement this same feature in the new EMBY Theater ? When the old EMBY Theater was released it had this feature from day one. I do love the new EMBY Theater, select a movie and all the info is right there metadata, people and chapters. This is a great move forward but jumping back and forth to play different formats is kind of a let down. Please consider implementing this feature ASAP.........

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