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#1 Rickdunn OFFLINE  

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 11:01 AM

Hey guys, 

 

I've searchedf around and couldn't find this specific topic, so please flag me as duplicate if it's been asked before.

 

I think to make emby truely usable in a "10 foot" environment, we really need to be able to browse what's on TV using the cellphone app. For example: 

 

When my PC boots up in to Emby theater, for some reason it doesn't auto-select the (only) server available, it asks me to select it. That means I HAVE to have some kind of wireless keyboard and mouse plugged in just to select that. Also, if there's an error message on screen I need to "OK" out of, same deal: I need a wireless keyboard plus mouse.

 

Just to be clear, I'm not asking for this: https://emby.media/c...hl=+remote +app

 

I'm asking for a remote control with OK, Arrows and a back button. That's it. Same as what Plex and Kodi both have and to me, is almost mandatory to make this usable.

 

Thanks!

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 11:25 AM

It's a good idea for the future. Thanks.

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 02:20 PM

I just use a WMC remote with an IR receiver (just a 5.00 cheapy, not even a FLIRC), but the FLIRC works great.   Since a WMC remote just pretty much sends keystrokes, it works on my PC that use.  I set it to auto-start Emby theater and mine does select my Emby server without interaction.  The WMC remote arrows all work correctly and it I do have to answer something, I just arrow to it and press the select key.  The remote cost me about 10.00.  The only time I have to use my Logitech HTPC remote is if something really breaks.  The remote is the same one I used with Kodi.  If you do use a FLIRC receiver, you can even create macros to assist for complex functions.

 

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 02:26 PM

I just use a WMC remote with an IR receiver (just a 5.00 cheapy, not even a FLIRC), but the FLIRC works great. Since a WMC remote just pretty much sends keystrokes, it works on my PC that use. I set it to auto-start Emby theater and mine does select my Emby server without interaction. The WMC remote arrows all work correctly and it I do have to answer something, I just arrow to it and press the select key. The remote cost me about 10.00. The only time I have to use my Logitech HTPC remote is if something really breaks. The remote is the same one I used with Kodi. If you do use a FLIRC receiver, you can even create macros to assist for complex functions.

Rob


Thanks for the reply.

Yeah all of this works, and I do have a small el cheepo mouse keyboard combo plugged in to get me out of a jam, and there's always apps like remote mouse control, but really this is something all other media centers provide, and having everything in the same app really has its merits. Browsing the library on your phone is great, being able to just use the same thing to move around the clients is really good.

Anyways food for thought. For me, this and a few other missing features are deal breakers, for now. I'll have a look at emby again every few months and see what's new.

Cheers!

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 04:33 PM

What's different about what you are asking for here and the below request (which you said was different)?

 

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 08:42 PM

What's different about what you are asking for here and the below request (which you said was different)?


A remote app


Read a few more posts and they talk about something that controls things like AVRs etc. That and: " how about an app that will recognize all the Emby components that you are using and allow you to select which one you want to control?"

I just want arrow, enter and back lol





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