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Best Answer Luke , 11 December 2018 - 09:51 PM

Ok I understand thanks. We will have a new app update soon. Please retry the buffer indicator then. Thanks. Go to the full post


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#1 troyhough OFFLINE  

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:52 PM

It would be sweet to see some sort of buffer, in seconds or bar graph for example, when tapping the screen. For instance, you're watching a movie or Live TV, you can tap the screen and it would show a graph or a number saying like 15 seconds or 40 seconds currently buffered. I think it would be handy and cool to have this.

 

Edit: I would like to see this on Android mobile and Android TV.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:20 PM

Hi, what Emby app are you referring to?


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:23 PM

Hi, what Emby app are you referring to?

 

I personally use Android Mobile and Android TV (Nvidia Shield).



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:26 PM

what mobile devices?


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:28 PM

what mobile devices?

 

Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 1 XL at the moment.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:29 PM

Have you noticed the buffer indicator in the mobile app?


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:31 PM

Have you noticed the buffer indicator in the mobile app?

 

Yes I seen it immediately when installing the app. Loved it. Not sure where it went?? Is there an enable/disable?



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:34 PM

It should still be there.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:48 PM

It should still be there.

Do you mean the bar that turns white with loaded data?



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:32 PM

Yes.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:40 PM

Be nice to have an option to see in seconds. It was there when I first installed. Somehow it disappeared...



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 02:24 PM

What do you mean see in seconds?



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 04:03 PM

For example, while playback is in progress, tapping the clock on the right switches between total duration of the media, seconds currently buffered, etc. It could be dynamic so it would change instantly between 7 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec, 42 sec, etc.

 

When I first installed Emby a few weeks ago and was using it on my Android phone it showed the buffer time in seconds on the right. Not sure how or why but it doesn't anymore. Not sure if it was when I bought the premiere license or if it stopped before that...



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 05:30 PM

We have never had the buffer time in seconds on the right. We have only had the visual buffer indicator within the seek bar. The time on the right is the runtime.



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:39 PM

We have never had the buffer time in seconds on the right. We have only had the visual buffer indicator within the seek bar. The time on the right is the runtime.

 

I think this is something that could be useful under the stats for nerds menu. That way, the system administrators will be able to see if they are running into any issues.



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:39 PM

We have never had the buffer time in seconds on the right. We have only had the visual buffer indicator within the seek bar. The time on the right is the runtime.

 

When I first installed Emby, it was there. Maybe just on Live TV, but it was for sure there. Not now.



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 03:17 AM

When I first installed Emby, it was there. Maybe just on Live TV, but it was for sure there. Not now.


Ah, yes, it does still show that buffer in Live TV if you don't have guide data, but otherwise it shows the program's end time.
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Posted 09 December 2018 - 02:00 PM

Ah, yes, it does still show that buffer in Live TV if you don't have guide data, but otherwise it shows the program's end time.

 

@Luke,

 

I knew I wasn't crazy! So the capability is there already! Can we please make it so when you click the time on the right, it toggles between showing the ending time (like it is now) and buffer time!??!?!?!??!?

 

 

Edit: I disabled my schedulesdirect to test and sure enough, voila, the buffer time is back!

 

Playback at 17 sec of 20 sec (3 sec buffer)

 

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Playback at 24 sec of 29 sec (5 sec buffer)

 

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Playback at 40 sec of 53 sec (13 sec buffer)

 

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Playback at 48 sec of 1:08 (20 sec buffer)

 

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:25 PM

That is not really "buffer" time.  It is the total length as far as the player knows.  Once you remove the program data, we no longer know the true length of the item.



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 11:28 PM

That is not really "buffer" time.  It is the total length as far as the player knows.  Once you remove the program data, we no longer know the true length of the item.

 

The point is, I don't care what the "real" length is, I prefer the buffer time, most the time. If there was a way to toggle OR show both, that would be the best of both worlds!






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