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Emby Server and Emby Theater - Support for Custom Media Stubs and/or an Online Media Stubs and/or Filename String Matching for External Player

Emby Server Emby Theater Media Stubs Online Custom External Player

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#1 funwithmedia OFFLINE  

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 02:57 PM

This is building on what I've mentioned previously ( https://emby.media/c...ut-media-stubs/ ). Being able to create custom Media Stubs ( https://github.com/M...iki/Media stubs ) would be ideal, but I realize that is probably unlikely. So what I propose instead is a new Media Stub called Online, which could be indicated by ".online" instead of ".disc" (or even ".disconline" would be fine). I think with more and more media moving to an online context (ie, Vudu, iTunes, Disney Movies Anywhere) there is a place for having this kind of Media Stub.

 

Now, would could then provide a relatively easy way that users could define their own online providers via Media Stub be allowing for the following naming convention: ".provider.online". So the user could just use ".online" or they could enter whatever continuous (ie, between ".") string they want to identify a given online provider (eg, "Terminator (1984).vudu.online") and then Emby would parse that and add it to an internal list of online providers. Then, using my other feature request of custom messages for Media Stubs ( https://emby.media/c...stubs-and-tags/ ) Emby could provide a way to pick from the list of any Online Providers using the same UI I described for selecting Tags) when setting up an External Player of type "Media Stubs".

 

Or, we could skip all that and just allow the user to manually enter strings to match of off (eg, ".vudu.online") -- this would basically be allowing Externally Players (in this case to display a custom message, per the other feature request) to be matched by arbitrary filename string patterns. In some ways that might actually be the easiest way to go (ie, the least work). And personally, I could live with that as I could then just create my own naming scheme using the existing Media Stub structure (eg, "Terminator (1984).vudu.online.disc") and match off of that for my custom messages (once the other feature request is implemented).

 

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Edited by funwithmedia, 12 April 2017 - 09:38 AM.

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 03:37 PM

We already have a media stubs file  naming convention:

 

https://github.com/M...iki/Media stubs



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 04:26 PM

Correct. I linked to that in my post. I'm proposing an addition to the spec.

 

Based on our prior conversation in another thread (linked to above) you indicated there was currently no way to customize media stubs beyond the current schema. This FR is exploring some different ways of expanding the current schema.



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 03:57 PM

Related:

https://emby.media/c...-data/?p=765393







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Emby Server, Emby Theater, Media Stubs, Online, Custom, External Player

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