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Poll: Purchase Emby Premium If RPi CLient ISO was a thing? (64 member(s) have cast votes)

Pay for Lifetime Premium if Full Emby RPi Image or Client Box was a thing. (Multiple Selection Enabled)

  1. Yes if it was a full Image ready to go. (53 votes [63.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 63.10%

  2. Yes if I could purchase an Emby Client Box. (12 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  3. No I the Kodi Addon is fine. (2 votes [2.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  4. No I am happy the way things are. (1 votes [1.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.19%

  5. I came here to just click buttons (3 votes [3.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  6. I like turtles (8 votes [9.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

  7. I read Jrod's post before answering ithis poll (5 votes [5.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.95%

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#1 Jrod696 OFFLINE  

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:54 PM

I currently have 5 RPi 3's in my home that all use base Kodi to stream from my NAS using sql to sync everything, its a PITA. I do have an Emby server installed and use it for things like the Fire Stick and Roku.
 
I know everyone has tried the Kodi addon and its not the greatest. If there was an image offered for the RPI 3 that I could just load on and have the full client similar to the Fire Stick but with better scrolling options, when you have large libraries 2 rows is difficult, something like the info wall option in kodi (silvo knox skin) would be amazing.
 
Anyway back to topic, I know there is a theater image that has been discussed and I know you can do raspbian and all that fun jazz, but I am looking for a full blown client in an ISO I can load to my flash and be done, similar to what OSMC offers for Kodi. If such a beast existed, or even a full blown box like OSMC offers in the vero I would switch over to Emby fulltime and purchase the lifetime license in a heartbeat.
 
So I guess the Poll is, IF you could use your Pi or buy a (reasonably priced) Emby client, would you? and would you be more likely to purchase the Premium Lifetime version?


Edited by Jrod696, 03 April 2018 - 06:02 PM.

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#2 Luke OFFLINE  

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:34 AM

Interesting question, thanks !



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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:41 AM

I absolutely love my raspi. I have two more arriving from Amazon with out any idea what to do with them, they are just so great!

I have a life time subscription to emby already, but I'm on board with this, and am willing to help in anyway I can.
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Posted 26 March 2018 - 02:27 AM

Correct me if i am wrong but currently can't connect my raspberry pi to tv via hdmi and use as emby client?



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:47 PM

Yes you can because that is how I am using it is just bit of work to get it installed but it works very well. 



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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:09 AM

Correct me if i am wrong but currently can't connect my raspberry pi to tv via hdmi and use as emby client?

Just finished doing this myself. Here's some current, tested, and working instructions:

Install raspbian, open terminal,
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 

sudo apt-get install npm
sudo npm -g install electron@1.4.16
cd ~
git clone https://github.com/MediaBrowser/emby-theater-pi.git



to start from terminal:

cd emby-theater-pi
electron .
 
I also made a desktop shortcut:

File saved as "emby.desktop" on the desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Emby
Type=Application
Comment=Start Emby Theater
Categories=Application
Exec=/home/pi/emby-theater-pi/start.sh
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=false
Icon=/home/pi/Documents/emby.png
(I have a 32x32 pixel .png at the icon path, this is optional)

Edited by darkassassin07, 03 April 2018 - 06:13 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 03:52 PM

Is there something like http://www.rasplex.com/ but for Emby? I don't want desktop linux on my raspberry.

I want to start Emby player on my raspberry pi and control it via tv remote. This is how it works in rasplex but I dont want to use Plex


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:17 PM

I think it's a great idea for the future.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 02:10 AM

I tried everything to play movies from my local Emby server on my Samsung TV (I can't use smart tv app because this tv is from 2014), so I bought RaspberryPi 3B+.
 
I tried Kodi + EmbyCon = extremely slow, need to open manually plugin every time, refreshes all files on plugin startup so takes some times before list of movies appears
 
I tried Kodi + EmbyForKodi = fast enough but overwrites kodi db so I can't use other sources than Emby (also this type of direct db connection is not supported and recommended by Kodi team, I guess this is why this addon is in private repo not in official one).
 
 
Rasplex + Plex or native Kodi with smb share = this has to be checked
 
I am sad because Emby server is cool and better than Plex or Kodi


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 07:53 AM

A iso image would be just great, but i wonder how much time it would take to develop such a thing, i imagine it would be pretty involved. I would be fine with a .deb package and if there were just a few configuration questions with scripts. Like asking, do you want emby theater to start on boot up? Do you have mpeg2 acceleration? Course i suppose for mpeg2 it could simply be detected, i forget the command but there is a command that says with a yes or no answer if its enabled.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:33 AM

+1

Any feedback from dev team regarding this request ?

 

I'd like so much this raspberry image as my kids would use the same GUI on their tablets and on TV.

 

Thank you !!



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:46 AM

We're interested in contracting someone to handle this for us.

If interested please send me a private message. If you know anyone with the skill set for this, please pass it along. Thanks.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:50 AM

We're interested in contracting someone to handle this for us.

If interested please send me a private message. If you know anyone with the skill set for this, please pass it along. Thanks.

Many thanks for your feedback !!

Meaning that is in the dev roadmap; really good !!

 

Hope that someone, with right skills, will see this message...

 

Anybody ? :-)



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:21 PM

Just finished doing this myself. Here's some current, tested, and working instructions:

Install raspbian, open terminal,

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 

sudo apt-get install npm
sudo npm -g install electron@1.4.16
cd ~
git clone https://github.com/MediaBrowser/emby-theater-pi.git



to start from terminal:

cd emby-theater-pi
electron .
 
I also made a desktop shortcut:

File saved as "emby.desktop" on the desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Emby
Type=Application
Comment=Start Emby Theater
Categories=Application
Exec=/home/pi/emby-theater-pi/start.sh
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=false
Icon=/home/pi/Documents/emby.png
(I have a 32x32 pixel .png at the icon path, this is optional)

 

 

This app/launcher made me think of buying the premium version, please keep polishing it, and if it can be a dedicated image it's far better, anyways, I'm buying the premium to support further development



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 02:45 PM

Thanks for the feedback !



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:29 AM

Maybe a Libreelec Emby-style build?  Similar to what Kodi and Plex Embedded have?  I'd love to see something like this.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:33 PM

That's something we'd like to do, yes.



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 01:12 AM

Although this isn't an image, I'm pleased to announce we finally have a one-click install for testing. Please see instructions here:

https://emby.media/c...linux/?p=606796

 

Thanks !



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:12 AM

Awesome I will have to see about giving this a go at some point.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:43 PM

Let us know how you get on. Thanks.






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