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#21 Luke OFFLINE  

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:34 PM

So do we, just configure the schedule for individual tasks. Yes you have to do it for each, but it would not be accurate to say there is no solution.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:18 AM

So do we, just configure the schedule for individual tasks. Yes you have to do it for each, but it would not be accurate to say there is no solution.

Is the "enable real time monitoring" linked to "Scan media library" scheduled task? If it is and set to "every 15minutes" =enable realtime monitoring then there is no way to setup a window when this is not allowed to run (e.g when NAS is scheduled to power off) but Plex has this ability.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:25 AM

I'm not quite sure what you're asking, sorry. Best thing to do is open a new topic with your desires and questions for scheduled tasks. thanks.



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Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:59 AM

Is the "enable real time monitoring" linked to "Scan media library" scheduled task? If it is and set to "every 15minutes" =enable realtime monitoring then there is no way to setup a window when this is not allowed to run (e.g when NAS is scheduled to power off) but Plex has this ability.

 

Yes and No, online if something new is found in Movies content type.  Are you saying Realtime Monitoring is scanning while your NAS is Offline? (Logs Please)

 

So your saying you need a specific start stop shedule?  How long do your scans take?  Setting Scan Library task at 3am wouldn't accomplish the same?

 

This really should be in a topic of its own.



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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:10 AM

Yes and No, online if something new is found in Movies content type.  Are you saying Realtime Monitoring is scanning while your NAS is Offline? (Logs Please)

 

So your saying you need a specific start stop shedule?  How long do your scans take?  Setting Scan Library task at 3am wouldn't accomplish the same?

 

This really should be in a topic of its own.

Moved to original old thread here:

https://emby.media/c...ed-libary-scan/



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Posted 26 June 2017 - 08:38 AM

Real time monitoring is just that.  It has no relationship with any scheduled task.  If you have that enabled, you certainly do not need a library scan every 15 minutes.



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Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:15 AM

Real time monitoring is just that. It has no relationship with any scheduled task. If you have that enabled, you certainly do not need a library scan every 15 minutes.


Stated the same here also :)

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 05:18 PM

I'm a brand new user to Emby, coming over from Plex after the "News" feature was forcibly implemented in combination with the lack of attention to user requested features/fixes.

 

So... I'm trying to get a grasp on the differences and similarities between the two. Most everything I find on the subject is years old (and certainly Plex's UI and feature set has changed in the last few years); or else it compares multi-stream transcoding performance and such which isn't at issue for me.

 

What I want to know is, as a HOME MEDIA SERVER for locally stored content, which is what Plex was supposed to primarily focus on but doesn't anymore, what are the current similarities and differences between Emby and Plex?

 

for example: I notice Emby has "Books" listed in the Libraries I can create. Is that Audiobooks or ebooks? If audiobooks, does it support m4b with chapter breaks?

I would really like a break down of Emby's feature set (free and/or member) with a comparison to what it does that Plex doesn't or vice versa. Is there such a place where I can find this information that is fairly current?



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 05:58 PM

@chyron8472 I don't think emby has every done a public feature for feature comparison with Plex.  There are people that comment one way or the other, but I don't htink it exists in a formal format.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 06:04 PM

It would be very tough to create a list of features let alone one with enough detail to explain all the caveats of each feature. My advice would be to try it for a month and make the comparison yourself. You can easily run Plex and Emby side-by-side if you choose. 



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:59 PM

The problem about a feature to feature comparison is that both are adding features all the time. Plex in response to what they think is the best money grab and Emby in response to user input, mostly.

 

Also there are many "features" that both have but are implemented quite differently.

 

The best way to determine in Emby can replace Plex for you is to run both for a while but make a real effort to only use the new one for you (Emby) for a period of time. That is what I did and I no longer use my Plex setup at all even though it is still active. My Plex runs on my Shield TV so it does not get in the way at all.

 

I, too, do not use any remote access and I find that for my use Emby is at least as good as Plex in every way and better in many.

 

BTW: If you find a missing feature just ask. The developers here are extremely responsive (don't get a fat head guys) and you may be surprised when you request something and it shows up a short time later. I know I was surprised when that happened to me. :)

 

I have moved pretty much fully from Plex to Emby and I do not think I am missing Plex at all. There are a few little irritants but those could be from the fact that I used Plex for so long.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:07 PM

Wondering if anyone may have a answer of why Plex picks up all my media and Emby doesn't. Meaning my movie library contains 3970 movies. Plex recognizes all of them. Emby only recognizes 3499.. The library structure is the same on both servers. File formats are mp4,avi, and mkv. Title and dates are set to Emby guide lines for each movie. I'd greatly appreciate any help someone may have to offer. Thank you


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:10 PM

Hi there, welcome. Can you please discuss some examples and show us what the folder structure looks like? thanks !



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:39 PM

The folder structure is set up within the server dashboard...... I have multi drives.... so the standard would be c:\movies d:\movies f:\movies g:\movies h:\movies.... and each movie has it's own folder for nfo trailer fanart subs and so on. As far as an example not sure what you mean or how I can do that. So ....3 Days To Kill.mp4 shows up on my plex server but not my emby server. Understand the same folder structure is the same on both emby and plex.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:48 PM

The folder structure is set up within the server dashboard...... I have multi drives.... so the standard would be c:\movies d:\movies f:\movies g:\movies h:\movies.... and each movie has it's own folder for nfo trailer fanart subs and so on. As far as an example not sure what you mean or how I can do that. So ....3 Days To Kill.mp4 shows up on my plex server but not my emby server. Understand the same folder structure is the same on both emby and plex.

 

I have that movie - terrible btw...

 

Shows up fine for me - is it by chance because the file/folder name doesn't include the year it was released? Here's my folder structure:

[root@hell01-serv01 Movies]# echo /storage/Movies/3*Days* && ls -hlpa  /storage/Movies/3*Days*
/storage/Movies/3 Days to Kill (2014)
total 870M
drwxrwsr-x+   2 root storage   11 Nov  2 21:13 ./
drwxrwsr-x+ 463 root storage  463 Dec  6 17:46 ../
-rw-rw-r--.   1 root storage 869M Jun  7  2014 3 Days to Kill (2014).mp4
-rw-rw-r--.   1 root storage  12K Nov 14 19:24 3 Days to Kill (2014).nfo
-rw-rw-r--.   1 root storage  31K Nov  2 21:12 banner.jpg
-rw-rw-r--.   1 root storage 298K Nov  2 21:12 clearart.png
-rw-rw-r--.   1 root storage 745K Nov  2 21:13 disc.png
-rw-rw-r--.   1 root storage 147K Nov  4  2015 fanart.jpg
-rw-rw-r--.   1 root storage 386K Nov  4  2015 landscape.jpg
-rw-rw-r--.   1 root storage  65K Nov  4  2015 logo.png
-rw-rw-r--.   1 root storage 416K Nov  4  2015 poster.jpg


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:56 PM

No it's not a date issue, most of my movies do include the date. A difference of 471 movies from one server to the other....I have always named folders and movies to Emby guide lines and always stayed with only 3 formats but try to keep em mp4 as much as I can. It's not just the one movie example I showed. But thanks for the input 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:02 PM

Can we look at an example of what your folder structure looks like? perhaps screenshots? thanks !



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:19 PM

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Not sure where to find the file structure, other than here



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:24 PM

 

Not sure where to find the file structure, other than here

 

Good day,

 

Example as where you store your media:

 

Like mine for that movie:

 

5a30652a0e9ba_20171213_22232.jpg

 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:26 PM

ah, heh, store I said :)

 

The path I meant for the media location.







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