I'd like to report that my smart remote no longer works (has not worked for a few months, actually) with the Samsung Emby application. I cannot click on letters in the search window, I cannot click on a movie's timeline in order to skip forward. When I cover the pointer button on my smart remote and cause the motion-activated cursor to appear in Emby, the cursor is always the circle-with-slash "cannot do that" cursor. I've been forced back to arrow keys for a long time.
Also, chapter skipping no longer works. Last night I watched 80% of a movie and now there's no way to finish it, because I can't hover and click on the timeline, and neither does chapter forward work.
Emby server: Version 184.108.40.206
Samsung Emby: the latest, as of 2/12/2018, verified with the TV's "update apps" functionality
Sorry, I don't know how to get to the Emby App's settings anymore to give you the version. No button on either remote (smart and normal) brings up the version and there's nothing that I can find under settings, just General/Display and Playback/General&Subtitles. If there's a way to get at additional settings, including a printout of the version #, it's not obvious to me.
Also, it looks like enabling subtitles causes movies to transcode, even if they're built into the MKV. I wanted to put on English subs, yesterday, and the 4K movie was unwatchable due to stuttering; the Emby server page no longer read, "Direct Playing." While I'm at it (I only bother to post once in a blue moon), if you go to Folders and select a folder, Emby lists a "Collection" instead of the movie. For instance, when I go to my "4K" folder where I keep a few high-res movies, it'll list the "Mad Max Collection" instead of the single movie in that directory structure, "Fury Road." Very bothersome, because you're then dropped into a sub-select screen where you have to cursor through ALL the movies in the collection to find the 4K version. And how do you know if it's the 4K one (assuming that you have, say, 3-4 copies of the movie)? You'd have to enter into each movie and see if it's 2160p, OR you can edit the *.nfo file and change the title to '<movie> 4K'.
I'll be honest: I don't find the Samsung Emby app very usable, at all. Since I'm in my once-a-year post, I'll list a couple other things that are bothersome. What's with the huge square on the home screen? It takes up more than 1/4 of the screen, displaying some random movie's random backdrop (that I don't recognize), and often it prints the movie by-line (that I don't recognize) instead of the movie name, so I can't even tell what movie it is. This has no value to me and it's a waste of screen real estate, for my usage. What is Emby trying to do, give me a pleasant surprise? How about using that space for a list of most recent movies, sorted by directory modification date or main file mod date? THAT would be useful, because 80% of my usage is #1 download movie(s) to the hard drive, then #2 plop down in front of TV to watch new movie.
Also, the groupings of movies ("because you watched," "because you liked," etc.) includes trailers masquerading as movies: there are green-outlined posters that are not actually movies on my hard drives, but that look like they are. I can't tell; how can I remember if I kept Starship Troopers among my 3000 movies? If you click on Starship Troopers (an actual example, right now), up comes the description and a [PLAY] button with NO indication that it's a trailer. It looks like I must have it in my collection, but no, it's a trailer. This, to me, is a serious WTF issue. What if I don't want trailers at all? Or they could be under a "trailers" group. And how does Emby determine what trailers I'd want to watch? But the real insanity is dolling up trailers to look like movies you own and mixing them into the groups.
There are a lot of issues I could list. The Emby app is awesome...because it has the entire market cornered for Samsung apps that stream from Emby. But it sure has a lot of bugs and inconsistencies and usability issues. We need Steve Jobs to work on it and make it "insanely great."
Oh yeah, I own a 85JU645D which is a JU7100, basically.
Edited by mmmann, 12 February 2018 - 03:46 PM.