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Emby Client image for RPI 3 Poll

Purchase Emby Premium If RPi CLient ISO was a thing?  

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

    • Yes if it was a full Image ready to go.
    • Yes if I could purchase an Emby Client Box.
    • No I the Kodi Addon is fine.
    • No I am happy the way things are.
    • I came here to just click buttons
    • I like turtles
    • I read Jrod's post before answering ithis poll


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Jrod696

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?

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Luke

Interesting question, thanks !

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chef

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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Haxy

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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denz

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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darkassassin07

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

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Haxy

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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Luke

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

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Haxy
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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tdiguy

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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binerf

+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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Luke

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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binerf

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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cpux86

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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Luke

Thanks for the feedback !

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SPONGEZILLA

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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Luke

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

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tdiguy

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

 

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Luke

Let us know how you get on. Thanks.

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Luke

There's discussion of these in the emby theater section. Thanks.

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thrillcat

What’s the current status of this? I’m looking for the ultimate Emby client.

 

Must have:

Lossless audio (TrueHD/DTSHDMA)

Immersive audio (Atmos/DTSX)

4K UHD

HDR

Remote control ability

Solid navigation and interface

 

Currently using Nvidia Shield, but I am having device quirks, reliability issues and it needs replaced.

 

 

 

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nt-it-team

Same! It would be something we would pay for (~$100 per device?) if needed, and we would take 20 straight away! 

 

I'm working on a Raspberry Pi, but it just isn't end user ready, yet :(

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