Thanks for your reply.
System setup Synology DS415Play Evansport 24TB used remotely only with web app
Emby Server ONLY active package on the NAS since I first started trying to install it, everything else shut down to give max resources to emby, still under resource monitor nothing goes over 10 - 20% - is there any way SSH perhaps I can make Emby a higher priority give all resources to Emby ? I'd be happy to leave the NAS alone for a whle for Emby only if that's a way to speed up this initial library scan
What are you referring to here exactly ? Link to this workaround?
-The machines based on the 'evansport' architecture are unique and aren't supported by any of the current transcoding standards; hence the -specific workaround here in response to user demands - it is experimental, but for those users wishing to get involved a little deeper it gives the -opportunity to benefit in some scenarios from h/w transcoding.
Just to be clear so you are saying - with my ds415play evansport CPU I should just leave the hw accelleraiton option (the first one, drop down menu under dashbaord- transcodin)at "none", there is no point experimenting with changing it?
Maybe you have some library tips, I've read a lot of forums:
I've just reinstalled the server from my DS415PLAY (uninstalled, rebooted, reinstalled)
This is what I tried to do now to build a basic library
The library scans never seemed to finish. E.g. after several days the Music folder was still at 93%
I did not do anything with plugins except leave the default installed ones and add username + pw to the opensubtitles plugin
When I added libraries I unticked every single metadata source except one for each library - I thought this would quick up making a "basic" functional library and then I can add those other metadata sources one by one later
I disabled real-time monitoring for everything (I think I discovered a bug there - the "disable real-time monitoring" tick box is only visible depending on what kind of library it is and depending on whether the "show advanced options" is selected or not - on some of my libraries, real time monitoring is disabled when I have advanced options visible, but goes back to being disabled when I disable advanced options visible)
I have all kinds of media
One music folder with about 3TB, 300.000 tracks I think, is this simply too much for Emby ? It is always at the music library scan it stalls, and always at 92%
One movie folder
One TV folder
One mixed home video+photo folder
Priority is getting a functional music library.
In my Synology dashboard resource monitor when Emby is running there are a huge number of processes called mono-sgen and and other things with mono and sgen. Probably 20-30 total. Is this normal ?
If I restart server a( through synology community package centre or through emby dashboard - is there any difference ? Does one or the other cancel library scan while the other lets it continue after reboot/sthufdown ?
If I reboot shutdown maybe the NAS has to shut down for unrelated reasons for example - is all library scan progress lost ? It starts all over again ?
If I uninstall Emby Server from my NAS, can I save my media folder database (if it ever completes, if I ever get one ....) so that I dont have to do this again ? It's been a week or something now and it's still not up and running, just library scanning
Is checking out the library / apps while scans are not complete likely to have caused my library scanning problems ?
I noticed in community package centre there is a "mono" package. There is also one or two packages I think that I saw mentioned in relation to Emby, ffmpeg amongst others. Could it be beneficial / destructive for Emby to install these?
Final questions regarding library scan -
I've found no good explanation of the difference between the top left "Full library scan" button, and the individual library - three button - scan - then three options search for new missing files - search for missing metadata - replace all metadata ? Where is this better explained ? The last option if it does what it sounds like could be disastrous, what if you have carefully collected metadata for rare media files that Emby then misidentifies and mislabels ?
Lot of questions at once I know but I am an enthusiastic new Emby user and trying to get it up and going !! Thank you!
First thing, would be to look at this post above https://emby.media/c...hines/?p=596880 and then follow the links I referenced there, if you want some further background.
To put your mind at rest, there is nothing wrong with the documentation and the steps you've taken won't have 'broken anything'.
The machines based on the 'evansport' architecture are unique and aren't supported by any of the current transcoding standards; hence the specific workaround here in response to user demands - it is experimental, but for those users wishing to get involved a little deeper it gives the opportunity to benefit in some scenarios from h/w transcoding.
On 'evansport' machines the transcoding should be set to 'None' under the system configuration.
In brief, so as to not repeat previous content, Synology didn't contribute their patches back to the FFmpeg project. So the only way of leveraging the h/w transcoding on this specific h/w is to make use of the FFmpeg that is shipped with DSM. This is an old version, but does a reasonable job for the media it does support - see community feedback above. You will see that the FFmpeg version shipped by Synology includes the following in its configuration '--enable-libh264_smd --enable-smd'.
Let us know a bit more about how you have your system setup and the type of media you have in your libraries, then we can see what options you could consider. As I've posted elsewhere, the primary goal when planning your system setup (especially on this kind of h/w), is to minimise the need for transcoding at all - i.e. make it the exception and aim to direct play wherever possible.