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Best Answer Luke , 15 January 2017 - 11:18 PM

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:49 PM

I had a chance to do a little testing. When I use {path} VLC launches. When I use {PATH} it does not.

I have a very slow remote connection so I will do some more testing later but I think we may have solved the issue. Once I am 100% certain everything is indeed working as intended then I will write up a quick step by step to help anyone else with setting VLC as an external player.
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for the report.



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 05:05 PM

I had a chance to do a little testing. When I use {path} VLC launches. When I use {PATH} it does not.

I have a very slow remote connection so I will do some more testing later but I think we may have solved the issue. Once I am 100% certain everything is indeed working as intended then I will write up a quick step by step to help anyone else with setting VLC as an external player.

Great! Let me know if you need any help parsing out what the different arguments do -- some of them are definitely personal preference and what not. So we can maybe have a list of recommended arguments, and then a list of additional ones that some may or may not wish to use (eg, a list of hotkey args for those that want to make the hotkeys match the hotkey assignments used in Emby, for example).


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:36 PM

I have just tested this again with the various arguments turned on and everything is working. One key thing, I need to make certain that the additional 3D filter is turned off. I'm not quit sure what that filter does as my 3D video files launch just fine in VLC with it turned off.

 

I will try to get a write up together over the next week or so and post it.

 

Thanks again for all the help in getting this sorted. I am still hopeful that one day I will just be able to use the Emby apps. For now though, VLC does a much better job in down-mixing 5.1/7/1 to stereo and the picture quality is also better. I've been really impressed with just how much Emby has grown in the past few years. I wish I had some coding skills so that I could help out with further development :-)


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 12:23 AM

Well done, thanks for reporting back !



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:00 AM

Glad it's working for you now! :)



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:53 PM

different arguments would be good, the ones that work and the ones that wont. I'm setting this up tonight, so thanks for the post guys very helpful

 

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:03 PM

@edwin777 Check out this post towards the bottom for a good list of arguments that @funwithmedia uses

https://emby.media/c...-emby/?p=402646

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:17 PM

@edwin777 what external player are you planning to use?



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:17 PM

True, the arguments are for VLC (which is what I was setting up when I originally created this post).

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

VLC, working well.

I like the fact I can tap "C" to zoom



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:21 PM

@Natilus13

Did it work well for you?



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:33 PM

@edwin777 Yes, VLC has been working quite well for me. I am planning to do some more testing with emby theather as the player instead of VLC though. I am hoping one day to just be able to use the one application instead of having to call an external one for file playback.

 

Glad you got things working on your end :-)

 

Cheers!







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