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RemeJuan

It's your choice of course. But it makes my xbox work like an nvidia shield. It can directly play anything you throw at it without having to transcode.

So does plex, while it has a few less desirable things those are all on the server side, using kodi won't make a lick of difference. It's user interface in some ways is much better than Emby, the most noticeable one is the play button works on the media remote.

 

Plex player or kodi as the player does not resolve any of my personal dislikes of plex.

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swanlee

Using the plex plug in for kodi on the Xbox one version strips out HDR.

 

So using it to play 4k hdr makes it pointless.

 

It would be nice if Emby could get 4k hdr working or plex/MS could actually get the native plex client working properly on the Xbox

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tearfalls

So does plex, while it has a few less desirable things those are all on the server side, using kodi won't make a lick of difference. It's user interface in some ways is much better than Emby, the most noticeable one is the play button works on the media remote.

 

Plex player or kodi as the player does not resolve any of my personal dislikes of plex.

Plex the app itself on xbox is broken. You can't use it to play anything.

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RemeJuan

Plex the app itself on xbox is broken. You can't use it to play anything.

If playing everything you have without any problems is broken then sure it's broken AF. I moved over 3 months ago when I got my 4k TV, so I dunno what bad juju you haz...

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Gohlas

Hey,

Sorry for resurrecting this post, but was there any update on xbox emby theater to support HDR?

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pikzi
On 9/18/2020 at 1:28 PM, Gohlas said:

Hey,

Sorry for resurrecting this post, but was there any update on xbox emby theater to support HDR?

I've stopped hoping months ago.

 

This is such a strange situation, why hasn't Microsoft stepped-up ? It's been a problem for years for a lot of devices. An Xbox One S could be in the cabinet of a lot of HT enthusiasts considering it's the cheapest 4k Blu-ray player, has all the streaming services in 4k and is also a fully fledged game console.

 

Oh by the way, while we haven't had an update on this subject for months, things are evolving !

First regarding DTS : https://www.engadget.com/dtx-s-home-theater-xbox-one-insider-082918532.html. It doesn't mean much but I think we can hope for improved compatibility with DTS, at least when using the Movies app.

 

Next, if you're using Plex you're probably well on your way to ditching Emby from your Xbox ! Latest update reads : "The public preview app also contains some changes that may help with buffering issues affecting some users. With the help of Microsoft we have tracked down the potential cause in our player engine and have implemented a solution that should greatly improve the issue for most users."

First comment on the thread : "I currently have a 70Mb 4k video playing without issue. HDR looks great. I am able to fast forward and skip ahead without any hiccups now. I would have usually had it buffer by now too but time will tell. Going to let the whole video play and report back. I’m very excited about this. Really hoping that I can stop switching over to my TV to use Plex. Edit: I just watched the full move with no buffering. I’m calling it a win."

Now truth be told it doesn't seem to be perfect yet ! But they added "Please keep in mind however, that this isn’t a magic bullet and some buffering may still occur while we work on a longer term solution to the issue."

 

Really didn't think I'd see the day where Plex developers would end up doing such a good job compared to Emby devs...
Reading "With the help of Microsoft" makes me think that Microsoft finally realized that a 300$ Series S is a superb value proposition against a 199$ Shield Pro provided that everything works well and decided to help Plex devs fix their issues.

 

So I guess all of this leaves us with two questions :

1. Have you also been approached/had contacts with Microsoft to solve these issues ?
2. If not, will we ever see a working iteration of Emby for Xbox ?

 

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Gohlas

That's true.

Instead of waiting, I just bought a "cheap" Mi box S and I'm quite happy with it.

But it would be much better for me with Emby theater with Xbox One.

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