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Best Answer Luke , 21 January 2018 - 02:21 PM

Unrated content is excluded from the backdrops, yes.

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#1 maximumentropy OFFLINE  

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 01:52 PM

Is it possible to disable backdrops in the Chromecast ambient display?  

 

Or better yet, is it possible to set acceptable parental ratings for displayed backdrops?  

 

I just had an NC-17 backdrop show up immediately after casting some shows for my kids, and I'd like some way to ensure that doesn't happen again.

 

Thanks!

 



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 12:51 PM

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:25 PM

@maximumentropy, for now we'll just limit the max rating for items used in those backdrops.



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:28 PM

We actually already had a max rating set to R, I will lower to PG-13. Make sure that nc-17 content actually has a rating set on it.


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 01:46 AM

Lowering to PG-13 will definitely help, as I don't want some of my R-rated backdrops displayed.

 

Some of my content with non-child-safe backdrops are NOT RATED.  Should I expect those backdrops will be displayed?  I can't recall if any of them have come up so far.

 

Thanks @Luke!

 



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 02:19 AM

I think unrated/not rated is blocked altogether.



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 03:07 AM

Thanks, I will keep an eye on it after the next release.



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:03 PM

So, I haven't been using Chromecasting much recently, because I switched to an Android TV device where we mostly use the Android TV app or Kodi with the Emby add-on.

 

Today, a friend who has an account on my server was over, and started casting a kids movie from my server to my TV using the chromecast interface.

 

After it was done playing the movie, it started cycling through backdrop images, and my wife noticed the display had a cycled to a very adult image.

 

I promptly turned it off when she pointed it out.  I'm pretty sure none of the kids were paying attention at that point, but... really???

 

I'm really disappointed that this kind of issue persists.  Can it PLEASE be fixed?  All I need is a server setting "never chromecast any backdrops, just use  a plain emby logo" and I'd be happy.

 

Thanks.

 

P.S. Server is Version 3.2.40.0 and the casting device was an iPhone running the iOS client, I dunno what version.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:07 PM

What kind of adult image, and why do you think this is an Emby problem? Does the image belong to a media item that has a rating assigned?



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 01:27 AM

It was a graphic backdrop, presumably from an adult video which is in the library.  It's an Emby problem because it had the Emby logo and "Ready to cast / Select your media in Emby and play it here" over the image.  I didn't stop to identify what video it might be from, as my only concern was getting it off the screen as quickly as possible.  But I don't think any of my adult videos have ratings in Emby (they are categorized as type "Home videos & photos" in the library)

 

P.S.: I just ran a test, and was served up a backdrop from Caligula, which is in my main movies section with no rating.  I would expect that to be blocked, as described above by Happy2Play.


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:57 PM

What we'll do is exclude unrated content from the screensaver. thanks.


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:14 AM

Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for that in the changelog. 

 

And if an option can also be added to exclude all content from the backdrop, please do so - I'm not sure my wife is going to be so understanding the third time this happens.



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 01:56 PM

I haven't seen any mention of this in the changelog for the recent releases.  Has it been addressed?



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:21 PM   Best Answer

Unrated content is excluded from the backdrops, yes.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

I did some testing recently, and this seems to have been resolved.  Thanks!







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