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#1 blumamba OFFLINE  

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 08:16 PM

I have a htpc set up running win10 and emby theater.  The server is on another win10 pc set up with the server app.  I have had a problem in the past where movies with multi parts stopped playing, like Lord of the Rings.  I would use the naming scheme

 

The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) part1

or 

The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) part 1

while emby renames it

The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)part1

 

and not one of them displays or plays the second part.  This happens on any multi part movie/video.  What am I missing?

 

Thanks

 

 

 



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:42 PM

Hi, this hasn't been added to Theater yet. We will get there, but for best results I would suggest joining the files. Thanks !



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:53 PM

Thanks for your response.  I will patiently wait its arrival.  I am curious as to where that is in the priority line?



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:14 PM

It's hard to say. On the one hand it is a basic, so you'd think it would be high. On the other hand, it's something that very few users  need nowadays, and that's why we keep bumping it for later.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:34 PM

If the files are mkv or mp4 then mkvtoolnix/mkvmerge can join the files in just a few minutes.  No reencoding needed, just places the two movies in a new mkv container.  I did this with LoTR and Ben-Hur and it works out great.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:44 AM

Thanks Luke.  For the record I use for mostly the extras or if its a 2 part movie like LOTR, in some cases where there are just multiple shorts.  Just a thought, naming a short "short 1" "short 2" to distinguish between extras and "part 1" "part 2" for main movies so emby will play the movie automatically and the shorts can be selected manually from a thumb. 

 

I will give it a try frostbyte.


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