Best Answer kryptonyte , 08 July 2016 - 02:17 AM
Cheers for all the Devs that made the changes to Emby for Kodi to show the updates being displayed by default.
That is a feature that I personally had always enabled. Since my setup was always showing regular updates since I setup Emby over 12 months ago, I had always assumed that was the norm (perhaps a simple user such as my self should not make assumptions!).
I made the below changes, which dramatically reduced the amount of updates occurring within Kodi:
- Under Metadata Manager, for each media source eg TV Shows, Movies etc I did a Metadata Refresh using "Replace all Media" (with my large library and an average speed internet connection this took a very long time!)
- As per Angelblue05's recommendation, I disabled saving the image paths within NFO files via Admin -> Manage Server -> Metadata -> NFO Settings and deselected "Save image paths within NFO files"
- Set "Scan Media Library" Scheduled Task back to 6 hours, rather than hourly as I had previously set it to
- Whilst testing I also disabled all plugins such as Trakt, Time Lord etc
Doing the above dramatically reduced the amount of items being regularly updated & reduced the time for a complete "Scan Media Library" by a couple of minutes. It also appeared to fix the problem as per above of "Play next video automatically" causing freezing/lagging.
However, I noticed items that I was not watching/changing such as older TV Shows/Movies were still being updated. After a bit more testing, I believe it might be Sonarr and CouchPotato creating NFO metadata. Sonarr especially will regularly update NFO files for new seasons, content etc for existing shows. I have now disabled metadata creation in both Sonarr and CouchPotato and see how it goes.
My main issue is now resolved.
So as usual many thanks for the assistance, especially for AngelBlue05 for your tireless dev work and for taking the time to troubleshoot all of our emby issues. Even if they are often caused by us end users!Go to the full post