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Emby Server 3.4 Released


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A new release of Emby Server is currently rolling out. Here are the highlights.


New Convert Media Feature


Want to reduce on the fly transcoding? We now have a feature that can help you convert your library into streaming-friendly formats. It's easy, just right click or tap on a video and select Convert in the menu.




Then specify the options you want:


The media will then be converted and stored in the original media folder with the original item.


Want to convert new content automatically as it gets added to your library? It's simple, just convert a folder such as a TV series, and then enable the option to automatically convert new content.




Collection Changes


The Collections folder has become a regular Emby library, which means that it now works nicely with all Emby features, including:

  • Customizing the library image
  • User permissions for the library
  • All other per-library settings
Important: If you update and notice Collections are missing, please do the following:
  • Run a library scan
  • Check your Emby user permissions for each user and make sure they are granted access to the Collections library


New Per-Library Settings


You can now control just about everything on a per-library basis. This includes:

  • Preferred metadata providers
  • Preferred metadata savers
  • Subtitle downloading
  • Image downloading
Important: We suggest you review your settings for each library to ensure they are correct following the upgrade.


Support for DVD & Absolute Episode Ordering Per Series


To use this, use the metadata editor to edit a series and specify the ordering that you prefer.




Important: Tvdb will need to be your highest priority Series metadata provider (which it is by default).


Import Music Playlists


Emby Server now supports wpl, zpl, m3u and pls playlist files, even with relative paths !


Wake For Recordings


On Windows, Emby Server can now automatically wake the machine for a scheduled recording. You no longer need to worry about your server going to sleep and missing a recording !


We hope to support this on more platforms in the future.


NVENC Transcoding Improvements


We've improved the performance of our NVENC hardware transcoding support. Additionally, our Linux x64 releases now include NVENC libraries, which means all you need to do is enable the feature in Emby Server transcoding settings.


Important: We include NVENC libraries but not the hardware drivers. Please refer to your Linux distro for instructions on how to install NVENC hardware drivers.


Improved Strm File Playback


In most cases, you'll notice you can now resume video playback from .strm files, and subtitle and audio track switching should be fully supported now.


Individual User Remote Access Control


You can now grant or deny remote access on a per-user basis.


New Remote IP Filter


In advanced server settings, you can now configure remote ip filters to better control who can access your server.


Improved Offline Media Support


We've resolved various issues with the library scan removing offline media. If you're someone who frequently takes your storage offline, you'll appreciate these improvements.


IMVDb Metadata Support


We've added IMVDb support for music videos.


Changes to Existing Features


Cinema Mode, IMVDb, and Open Subtitles are now pre-installed plugins.




As a plugin we're now able to update them in-between server releases, and you can also uninstall them completely if you don't intend to use them.


SubDb Subtitle Downloader Moved to Plugin


This has been moved to a plugin and is available in the Emby plugin catalog. Please make sure to install this if you wish to download subtitles from SubDb.


Bug Fixes

  • Fix https client certificate requirement
  • Fix various quirks when renaming libraries
  • Fix local port configuration in the web interface
  • Fix mouse cursor not hiding during video playback
  • Fix android m3u playback in certain situations
  • Fix SubDb download issue with very small video files
  • Fix occasional error with https redirect
  • Add samsung dlna fix
Other Improvements
  • Adopt linux log file rotation patterns
  • Support nested collections
  • Update multi-version display names
  • Expand user home screen settings
  • Improve library scan performance
  • Add default live tv screen setting
  • Add play/shuffle on photo albums
  • Display HDR info on detail screens
  • Add play all & shuffle to list screens
  • Include series year in recording folder name
  • Support relative paths in playlists
  • Support version selection when playing to dlna
  • Enable Chromecast for Opera
  • Improve series recordings for sports
  • Improve series recording images
  • Update Identify feature to respect per library metadata settings
  • Add music videos to Identify feature
  • Improve parsing of CIDR notation
  • Add amf to hardware transcoding menu
  • Fix multiple ffmpeg instances spawning in safari when changing audio tracks
  • Reduce frequency of image encoding
  • Exclude default.ext from photo libraries
  • use wmc naming conventions for recordings with dates in file names
  • Improve performance of grouping movies into collections
  • Add new secure connections mode setting to hosting page
  • Handle videos with invalid framerate metadata
  • Support windows media center episode file naming
  • Add photo albums to search results
  • Update to sqlite 3.23.1
  • Improve add user workflow

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