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I noticed that none of my files were playing on the Emby Fire TV app from my Emby server last night. I decided to update to the latest version to see if that would help the issue. I have installed the latest version of the server for Mac, and still get the same playback errors... On the Fire TV app, it attempts to play and then gives up saying there are too many errors. From the local server itself and on any other iOS device, playback is not working and goes back to the still image of the movie. I have attached the logs from the most recent activity. I also did a fresh install, eliminating all previous emby files... none of this seemed to work... please help.

 

Thanks,

Cory

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Hi @@corylorentz, it looks like you're trying to play a dvd or bluray folder rip. This issue is resolved for the next release of Emby Server.

 

However, while we are here, it's important to point out that transcoding of folder rips is only experimental. For the best possible experience we recommend converting to plain video files. Thanks !

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corylorentz

Hey Luke, thanks for the quick response. I've always used Emby to play these DVD rips, and it has always worked pretty good. Is there a beta of the next server i can download where this issue is resolved already?

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We don't currently do betas for OSX, but the next release will be very soon. We are also going to add in-app messages about the experimental transcoding just to make sure that expectations are set appropriately. Thanks.

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Hey Luke, not really sure what to do with the folder contents from the link you sent... guess I'll wait for the next update. Why did you change the ability to play folder rips and add in the ffmpeg option. Things were working great before the latest update... other features to update are fine, but the ability to play files was working fine... not broke, why fix it?

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Hey Luke, so it looks like the issue of not being able to play folder rips has been resolved, however a new issue has popped up and I'm hoping you can provide some insight based on the log file below. Any movie I try to play will freeze at around the 20-22 minute mark and there is no way to make the movie resume, fast forward or reverse. Even starting the file again results in the same issue at the same time stamp. I've tried this with multiple movies on multiple devices. These files play fine as is when they're played through Kodi on my Mac Mini. Let me know what you think the issue might be...

 

Thanks,

 

Cory

 

192.168.0.17_8096_emby_System_Logs_Log_name=server-63640944003.pdf

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Hey Luke - Here is the ffmpeg log as well...

 

Application version: 3.2.30.0

http://192.168.0.17:8096/emby/videos/e38ac97891ddaaf6421f669c44504285/hls1/main/450.ts?DeviceId=a19a96bed21d8c9af29e0931d615618b966d4eaf&MediaSourceId=e38ac97891ddaaf6421f669c44504285&VideoCodec=h264&AudioCodec=aac&AudioStreamIndex=2&VideoBitrate=139616000&AudioBitrate=384000&Level=51&Profile=high&PlaySessionId=f3f6f0dc304142668cc2c224f739811b&api_key=968dec65fd1546fbae311bf99044f43d&CopyTimestamps=false&TranscodingMaxAudioChannels=6&EnableSubtitlesInManifest=false&Tag=79b360cf2d3dcd2da9d3dbb42c3d3b89&RequireAvc=true&RequireNonAnamorphic=false&DeInterlace=true&SegmentContainer=ts&MinSegments=2&BreakOnNonKeyFrames=True&TranscodeReasons=ContainerNotSupported,VideoCodecNotSupported,AudioCodecNotSupported


{"Protocol":"File","Id":"e38ac97891ddaaf6421f669c44504285","Path":"/Volumes/Seagate Expansion Drive 1/My Videos/DVDs/8 Mile","Type":"Default","Container":"mpeg","Name":"DVD/480P/MPEG2VIDEO/AC3","IsRemote":false,"ETag":"79b360cf2d3dcd2da9d3dbb42c3d3b89","RunTimeTicks":66213330944,"ReadAtNativeFramerate":false,"IgnoreDts":false,"IgnoreIndex":false,"GenPtsInput":false,"SupportsTranscoding":true,"SupportsDirectStream":false,"SupportsDirectPlay":true,"IsInfiniteStream":false,"RequiresOpening":false,"RequiresClosing":false,"SupportsProbing":true,"EnableMpDecimate":false,"RequiresLooping":false,"VideoType":"Dvd","MediaStreams":[{"Codec":"mpeg2video","TimeBase":"1/90000","CodecTimeBase":"1/30","IsInterlaced":true,"BitRate":6396860,"RefFrames":1,"IsDefault":false,"IsForced":false,"Height":480,"Width":720,"AverageFrameRate":30,"RealFrameRate":59.94006,"Profile":"Main","Type":"Video","AspectRatio":"16:9","Index":1,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"PixelFormat":"yuv420p","Level":8,"IsAnamorphic":false},{"Codec":"ac3","TimeBase":"1/90000","CodecTimeBase":"1/48000","DisplayTitle":"Dolby Digital 5.1","IsInterlaced":false,"ChannelLayout":"5.1","BitRate":448000,"Channels":6,"SampleRate":48000,"IsDefault":false,"IsForced":false,"Type":"Audio","Index":2,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"Level":0,"IsAnamorphic":false},{"Codec":"DVDSUB","TimeBase":"1/90000","CodecTimeBase":"0/1","DisplayTitle":"Und","IsInterlaced":false,"IsDefault":false,"IsForced":false,"Type":"Subtitle","Index":3,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"Level":0,"IsAnamorphic":false}],"Formats":[],"Bitrate":6844860,"RequiredHttpHeaders":{}}

User policy for corylorentz: EnablePlaybackRemuxing: True EnableVideoPlaybackTranscoding: True EnableAudioPlaybackTranscoding: True

/Users/corylorentz/Documents/emby apps/ffmpeg -ss 00:22:30.000 -i file:"/Volumes/Seagate Expansion Drive 1/My Videos/DVDs/8 Mile/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB" -map_metadata -1 -map_chapters -1 -threads 0 -map 0:1 -map 0:2 -map -0:s -codec:v:0 libx264 -pix_fmt yuv420p -preset veryfast -crf 23 -maxrate 6396860 -bufsize 12793720 -profile:v high -level 4.1 -x264opts:0 subme=0:me_range=4:rc_lookahead=10:me=dia:no_chroma_me:8x8dct=0:partitions=none -force_key_frames "expr:gte(t,n_forced*3)" -vf "yadif=0:-1:0,scale=trunc(min(max(iw\,ih*dar)\,3840)/2)*2:trunc(ow/dar/2)*2" -copyts -vsync -1 -codec:a:0 aac -strict experimental -ac 6 -ab 384000 -f segment -max_delay 5000000 -avoid_negative_ts disabled -start_at_zero -segment_time 3 -segment_time_delta -1350 -individual_header_trailer 0 -segment_format mpegts -segment_list_type m3u8 -segment_start_number 450 -segment_list "/Users/corylorentz/.config/emby-server/transcoding-temp/e85c35af799cc2aa84e2a7a272093e91.m3u8" -y "/Users/corylorentz/.config/emby-server/transcoding-temp/e85c35af799cc2aa84e2a7a272093e91%d.ts"

ffmpeg version 3.3.3-tessus Copyright © 2000-2017 the FFmpeg developers
built with Apple LLVM version 8.0.0 (clang-800.0.42.1)
configuration: --cc=/usr/bin/clang --prefix=/opt/ffmpeg --extra-version=tessus --enable-avisynth --enable-fontconfig --enable-gpl --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libfreetype --enable-libgsm --enable-libmodplug --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopus --enable-libsnappy --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwavpack --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --enable-libzmq --enable-libzvbi --enable-version3 --disable-ffplay --disable-indev=qtkit
libavutil 55. 58.100 / 55. 58.100
libavcodec 57. 89.100 / 57. 89.100
libavformat 57. 71.100 / 57. 71.100
libavdevice 57. 6.100 / 57. 6.100
libavfilter 6. 82.100 / 6. 82.100
libswscale 4. 6.100 / 4. 6.100
libswresample 2. 7.100 / 2. 7.100
libpostproc 54. 5.100 / 54. 5.100
Input #0, mpeg, from 'file:/Volumes/Seagate Expansion Drive 1/My Videos/DVDs/8 Mile/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB':
Duration: 00:22:27.11, start: 0.280633, bitrate: 6376 kb/s
Stream #0:0[0x1bf]: Data: dvd_nav_packet
Stream #0:1[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video (Main), yuv420p(tv, top first), 720x480 [sAR 32:27 DAR 16:9], 29.83 fps, 59.94 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
Stream #0:2[0x80]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 448 kb/s
Stream mapping:
Stream #0:1 -> #0:0 (mpeg2video (native) -> h264 (libx264))
Stream #0:2 -> #0:1 (ac3 (native) -> aac (native))
Press [q] to stop, [?] for help
[ac3 @ 0x7fb0c4805200] frame sync error
Error while decoding stream #0:2: Invalid data found when processing input
[mpeg2video @ 0x7fb0c4800600] ac-tex damaged at 42 20
[mpeg2video @ 0x7fb0c4800600] Warning MVs not available
[mpeg2video @ 0x7fb0c4800600] concealing 450 DC, 450 AC, 450 MV errors in P frame
[libx264 @ 0x7fb0c4806400] using SAR=1912/1917
[libx264 @ 0x7fb0c4806400] using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX FMA3 AVX2 LZCNT BMI2
[libx264 @ 0x7fb0c4806400] profile Main, level 4.1
[libx264 @ 0x7fb0c4806400] 264 - core 148 - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec - Copyleft 2003-2017 - http://www.videolan.org/x264.html - options: cabac=1 ref=1 deblock=1:0:0 analyse=0x1:0 me=dia subme=0 psy=1 psy_rd=1.00:0.00 mixed_ref=0 me_range=4 chroma_me=0 trellis=0 8x8dct=0 cqm=0 deadzone=21,11 fast_pskip=1 chroma_qp_offset=0 threads=6 lookahead_threads=1 sliced_threads=0 nr=0 decimate=1 interlaced=0 bluray_compat=0 constrained_intra=0 bframes=3 b_pyramid=2 b_adapt=1 b_bias=0 direct=1 weightb=1 open_gop=0 weightp=1 keyint=250 keyint_min=25 scenecut=40 intra_refresh=0 rc_lookahead=10 rc=crf mbtree=1 crf=23.0 qcomp=0.60 qpmin=0 qpmax=69 qpstep=4 vbv_maxrate=6396 vbv_bufsize=12793 crf_max=0.0 nal_hrd=none filler=0 ip_ratio=1.40 aq=1:1.00
[segment @ 0x7fb0c4805800] Opening '/Users/corylorentz/.config/emby-server/transcoding-temp/e85c35af799cc2aa84e2a7a272093e91450.ts' for writing
Output #0, segment, to '/Users/corylorentz/.config/emby-server/transcoding-temp/e85c35af799cc2aa84e2a7a272093e91%d.ts':
Metadata:
encoder : Lavf57.71.100
Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (libx264), yuv420p, 852x478 [sAR 1912:1917 DAR 16:9], q=-1--1, 29.97 fps, 90k tbn, 29.97 tbc
Metadata:
encoder : Lavc57.89.100 libx264
Side data:
cpb: bitrate max/min/avg: 6396000/0/0 buffer size: 12793000 vbv_delay: -1
Stream #0:1: Audio: aac (LC), 48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 384 kb/s
Metadata:
encoder : Lavc57.89.100 aac
[ac3 @ 0x7fb0c4805200] incomplete frame
[segment @ 0x7fb0c4805800] Opening '/Users/corylorentz/.config/emby-server/transcoding-temp/e85c35af799cc2aa84e2a7a272093e91.m3u8.tmp' for writing
frame= 0 fps=0.0 q=0.0 Lsize=N/A time=00:00:00.00 bitrate=N/A speed= 0x
video:0kB audio:0kB subtitle:0kB other streams:0kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead: unknown
[aac @ 0x7fb0c4807c00] Qavg: nan

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it's cutting off the entire beginning... let me try again...

 

Application version: 3.2.30.0

 

http://192.168.0.17:8096/emby/videos/e38ac97891ddaaf6421f669c44504285/hls1/main/450.ts?DeviceId=a19a96bed21d8c9af29e0931d615618b966d4eaf&MediaSourceId=e38ac97891ddaaf6421f669c44504285&VideoCodec=h264&AudioCodec=aac&AudioStreamIndex=2&VideoBitrate=139616000&AudioBitrate=384000&Level=51&Profile=high&PlaySessionId=f3f6f0dc304142668cc2c224f739811b&api_key=968dec65fd1546fbae311bf99044f43d&CopyTimestamps=false&TranscodingMaxAudioChannels=6&EnableSubtitlesInManifest=false&Tag=79b360cf2d3dcd2da9d3dbb42c3d3b89&RequireAvc=true&RequireNonAnamorphic=false&DeInterlace=true&SegmentContainer=ts&MinSegments=2&BreakOnNonKeyFrames=True&TranscodeReasons=ContainerNotSupported,VideoCodecNotSupported,AudioCodecNotSupported

 

{"Protocol":"File","Id":"e38ac97891ddaaf6421f669c44504285","Path":"/Volumes/Seagate Expansion Drive 1/My Videos/DVDs/8 Mile","Type":"Default","Container":"mpeg","Name":"DVD/480P/MPEG2VIDEO/AC3","IsRemote":false,"ETag":"79b360cf2d3dcd2da9d3dbb42c3d3b89","RunTimeTicks":66213330944,"ReadAtNativeFramerate":false,"IgnoreDts":false,"IgnoreIndex":false,"GenPtsInput":false,"SupportsTranscoding":true,"SupportsDirectStream":false,"SupportsDirectPlay":true,"IsInfiniteStream":false,"RequiresOpening":false,"RequiresClosing":false,"SupportsProbing":true,"EnableMpDecimate":false,"RequiresLooping":false,"VideoType":"Dvd","MediaStreams":[{"Codec":"mpeg2video","TimeBase":"1/90000","CodecTimeBase":"1/30","IsInterlaced":true,"BitRate":6396860,"RefFrames":1,"IsDefault":false,"IsForced":false,"Height":480,"Width":720,"AverageFrameRate":30,"RealFrameRate":59.94006,"Profile":"Main","Type":"Video","AspectRatio":"16:9","Index":1,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"PixelFormat":"yuv420p","Level":8,"IsAnamorphic":false},{"Codec":"ac3","TimeBase":"1/90000","CodecTimeBase":"1/48000","DisplayTitle":"Dolby Digital 5.1","IsInterlaced":false,"ChannelLayout":"5.1","BitRate":448000,"Channels":6,"SampleRate":48000,"IsDefault":false,"IsForced":false,"Type":"Audio","Index":2,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"Level":0,"IsAnamorphic":false},{"Codec":"DVDSUB","TimeBase":"1/90000","CodecTimeBase":"0/1","DisplayTitle":"Und","IsInterlaced":false,"IsDefault":false,"IsForced":false,"Type":"Subtitle","Index":3,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"Level":0,"IsAnamorphic":false}],"Formats":[],"Bitrate":6844860,"RequiredHttpHeaders":{}}

 

User policy for corylorentz: EnablePlaybackRemuxing: True EnableVideoPlaybackTranscoding: True EnableAudioPlaybackTranscoding: True

 

/Users/corylorentz/Documents/emby apps/ffmpeg -ss 00:22:30.000 -i file:"/Volumes/Seagate Expansion Drive 1/My Videos/DVDs/8 Mile/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB" -map_metadata -1 -map_chapters -1 -threads 0 -map 0:1 -map 0:2 -map -0:s -codec:v:0 libx264 -pix_fmt yuv420p -preset veryfast -crf 23 -maxrate 6396860 -bufsize 12793720 -profile:v high -level 4.1 -x264opts:0 subme=0:me_range=4:rc_lookahead=10:me=dia:no_chroma_me:8x8dct=0:partitions=none -force_key_frames "expr:gte(t,n_forced*3)" -vf "yadif=0:-1:0,scale=trunc(min(max(iw\,ih*dar)\,3840)/2)*2:trunc(ow/dar/2)*2" -copyts -vsync -1 -codec:a:0 aac -strict experimental -ac 6 -ab 384000  -f segment -max_delay 5000000 -avoid_negative_ts disabled -start_at_zero -segment_time 3 -segment_time_delta -1350 -individual_header_trailer 0 -segment_format mpegts -segment_list_type m3u8 -segment_start_number 450 -segment_list "/Users/corylorentz/.config/emby-server/transcoding-temp/e85c35af799cc2aa84e2a7a272093e91.m3u8" -y "/Users/corylorentz/.config/emby-server/transcoding-temp/e85c35af799cc2aa84e2a7a272093e91%d.ts"

 

ffmpeg version 3.3.3-tessus Copyright © 2000-2017 the FFmpeg developers

  built with Apple LLVM version 8.0.0 (clang-800.0.42.1)

  configuration: --cc=/usr/bin/clang --prefix=/opt/ffmpeg --extra-version=tessus --enable-avisynth --enable-fontconfig --enable-gpl --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libfreetype --enable-libgsm --enable-libmodplug --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopus --enable-libsnappy --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwavpack --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --enable-libzmq --enable-libzvbi --enable-version3 --disable-ffplay --disable-indev=qtkit

  libavutil      55. 58.100 / 55. 58.100

  libavcodec     57. 89.100 / 57. 89.100

  libavformat    57. 71.100 / 57. 71.100

  libavdevice    57.  6.100 / 57.  6.100

  libavfilter     6. 82.100 /  6. 82.100

  libswscale      4.  6.100 /  4.  6.100

  libswresample   2.  7.100 /  2.  7.100

  libpostproc    54.  5.100 / 54.  5.100

Input #0, mpeg, from 'file:/Volumes/Seagate Expansion Drive 1/My Videos/DVDs/8 Mile/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB':

  Duration: 00:22:27.11, start: 0.280633, bitrate: 6376 kb/s

    Stream #0:0[0x1bf]: Data: dvd_nav_packet

    Stream #0:1[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video (Main), yuv420p(tv, top first), 720x480 [sAR 32:27 DAR 16:9], 29.83 fps, 59.94 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc

    Stream #0:2[0x80]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 448 kb/s

Stream mapping:

  Stream #0:1 -> #0:0 (mpeg2video (native) -> h264 (libx264))

  Stream #0:2 -> #0:1 (ac3 (native) -> aac (native))

Press [q] to stop, [?] for help

[ac3 @ 0x7fb0c4805200] frame sync error

Error while decoding stream #0:2: Invalid data found when processing input

[mpeg2video @ 0x7fb0c4800600] ac-tex damaged at 42 20

[mpeg2video @ 0x7fb0c4800600] Warning MVs not available

[mpeg2video @ 0x7fb0c4800600] concealing 450 DC, 450 AC, 450 MV errors in P frame

[libx264 @ 0x7fb0c4806400] using SAR=1912/1917

[libx264 @ 0x7fb0c4806400] using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX FMA3 AVX2 LZCNT BMI2

[libx264 @ 0x7fb0c4806400] profile Main, level 4.1

[libx264 @ 0x7fb0c4806400] 264 - core 148 - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec - Copyleft 2003-2017 - http://www.videolan.org/x264.html - options: cabac=1 ref=1 deblock=1:0:0 analyse=0x1:0 me=dia subme=0 psy=1 psy_rd=1.00:0.00 mixed_ref=0 me_range=4 chroma_me=0 trellis=0 8x8dct=0 cqm=0 deadzone=21,11 fast_pskip=1 chroma_qp_offset=0 threads=6 lookahead_threads=1 sliced_threads=0 nr=0 decimate=1 interlaced=0 bluray_compat=0 constrained_intra=0 bframes=3 b_pyramid=2 b_adapt=1 b_bias=0 direct=1 weightb=1 open_gop=0 weightp=1 keyint=250 keyint_min=25 scenecut=40 intra_refresh=0 rc_lookahead=10 rc=crf mbtree=1 crf=23.0 qcomp=0.60 qpmin=0 qpmax=69 qpstep=4 vbv_maxrate=6396 vbv_bufsize=12793 crf_max=0.0 nal_hrd=none filler=0 ip_ratio=1.40 aq=1:1.00

[segment @ 0x7fb0c4805800] Opening '/Users/corylorentz/.config/emby-server/transcoding-temp/e85c35af799cc2aa84e2a7a272093e91450.ts' for writing

Output #0, segment, to '/Users/corylorentz/.config/emby-server/transcoding-temp/e85c35af799cc2aa84e2a7a272093e91%d.ts':

  Metadata:

    encoder         : Lavf57.71.100

    Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (libx264), yuv420p, 852x478 [sAR 1912:1917 DAR 16:9], q=-1--1, 29.97 fps, 90k tbn, 29.97 tbc

    Metadata:

      encoder         : Lavc57.89.100 libx264

    Side data:

      cpb: bitrate max/min/avg: 6396000/0/0 buffer size: 12793000 vbv_delay: -1

    Stream #0:1: Audio: aac (LC), 48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 384 kb/s

    Metadata:

      encoder         : Lavc57.89.100 aac

[ac3 @ 0x7fb0c4805200] incomplete frame

[segment @ 0x7fb0c4805800] Opening '/Users/corylorentz/.config/emby-server/transcoding-temp/e85c35af799cc2aa84e2a7a272093e91.m3u8.tmp' for writing

frame=    0 fps=0.0 q=0.0 Lsize=N/A time=00:00:00.00 bitrate=N/A speed=   0x    

video:0kB audio:0kB subtitle:0kB other streams:0kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead: unknown

 

[aac @ 0x7fb0c4807c00] Qavg: nan

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Ok that just looks the same. Unfortunately you have to remember this feature of transcoding folder rips is only experimental, and it will not work with all titles. Have you considered converting to mkv video files?

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Luke - I know the playing of folder rips is experimental, but I’m wondering if there are plans to make this a feature of Emby. There was a time when folder rips played fine, before there was a necessary path to ffmpeg and ffprobe. My folder rips played all the way through, and now just about every movie stops playing at around the 21-22 minute mark. Seems as if the vob files are not able to continue sequentially. What other options are there at this point? Is there an alternative to ffmpeg? Can I install an older version of emby that worked better with folder rips? A version that did not require a path to ffmpeg? Will this older version of emby (if installled) work with all apps that try to access the server? Reformatting my collection to mkv is not an option... there’s over 1500 movies

 

Thanks,

 

Cory

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In order for that to happen, first we need ffmpeg to support them natively. Right now it doesn't support them natively and employing all kinds of workarounds to try and force it to do things it's not built to do.

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Hey Luke - So, I've been searching for options to make this work the way that it used to when I first installed Emby... These folder rips played flawlessly, and now recently something has changed... I can't figure out if it's the Emby Server version or if it's the ffmpeg version? Again, I'm wondering if an older version of Emby or ffmpeg might work to help play folder rips... any ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Cory

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Okay, I will not attempt that as a solution. However, is there any explanation as to why this worked with DVD folder rips with previous versions and now none of my movies will make it past the 20 minute mark? Is there a way to ensure direct play at all all times from the server? I've tried to watch movies from the same mac that the server is on, Fire TV, and multiple iphones and ipads, and all seem to want to transcode... 

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I've already answered multiple times these devices do not natively support folder rips therefore you will not get direct play.

 

If you want direct play, then either use emby theater desktop edition, or convert to mkv video files.

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Luke - I will not attempt an older version as a solution, but I'm trying to comprehend how previous versions worked so well, and now with a few recent updates, I can't play any of my movies beyond the 20 minute mark, even movies that used to play all the way through. I looked over the transcoding logs and it mentions that the "current bitrate exceeds limit". Is there a way to force direct play and not have transcoding engage? I've tried playing movies from the web app on the same Mac that is also the Emby Server, I've also attempted playing movies on various Fire TV Devices, iPhones, iPads, etc. None of them can make it past this 20 minute mark... what changed with the different Emby versions to make this no longer work?

 

Thanks,

 

Cory

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There is no way to force direct play for these on devices that cannot direct play them. That includes browsers, mobile devices, fire TV devices, etc.

 

I don't know what the difference is from older versions I'm afraid. Again this is all expiremental. I only have one of each folder rip for testing (DVD, bd), and they seem to be fine.

 

Keep in mind you will get better results from folder rips that only have one single vob or m2ts file.

 

At this point given the low demand for these that's all the testing I'm able to give them. Certainly for video files we test with a much larger range of sample inputs.

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