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#41 Luke OFFLINE  

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:07 AM

Essentially what we do is take your title and plug it into the TVDB search engine, and the highest match is what we end up using, more or less.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:15 AM

It's developer terminology vs end user terminology, so yes it can be misleading and maybe the Emby website should describe the PS4 facilities as a "web application" instead to avoid the "app" keyword.

 

That would probably be the easiest way to reduce any confusion



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 08:52 PM

Yep,  Yet another Customer That fell into the trap.     Heard some talk of Emby supporting IPTV  downloaded the server on my laptop just to give it a shot and see before moving it over to my server.   Install the server, setup the IPTV, Realize that i have to pay for a premier sub, Fine, i get it give my 5 bucks for a month (There really should be at least a 7 day trial to make sure your setup can work with everything) , Add the IPTV m3u again,   doesn't work....     Go into the file and cut down a bunch of the streams so there is an easier chance of figuring out this mess.   reupload the file, good channels work, epg isn't whatever deal with that later, ok go to test it on the PS4 find out that even though it says Emby TV APPS that is essentially a clunky webpage, It's bad enough using it with a keyboard and mouse, but trying to do anything with the PS4 controller is like getting a root canal.    You can use any of the normal "ps4" functions like O for back.

 

The lack of a real PS4 App needs to be highlighted much better than it currently is.  At least i'm only out the 5 bucks.



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:14 PM

We'll look at improving this. Thanks.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:40 AM

I just read that there are ps5 dev kits out there and Sony wants studio to focus on the ps5. We need someone in the game industry that is going to mainly focus on the ps5 to give you their ps4 kit. heh.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 06:35 PM

This too bad, for me the Emby website suggested that there is a Emby TV App for ps4 available, but I have to use the internal browser using http://tv.emby.media. But for me this has terrible performace and quality issues because my Emby server has to re-encode the movie on the fly to lower quality usable for the PS4 web browser. My Emby server doesn't have the power to do this, and even then I don't want to re-encode because I want to see and hear the movie in original high quality. And navigating a web app isn't quite the same feeling as a native app like the Plex app has.

 
Reading the forum now I understand the difficulties to develop a PS4 app. But still as a customer I feel mislead. I bought the Lifetime subscription plan because of the PS4 app and high quality movie streaming. But Emby is unusable for me now on the PS4. From the website I didn't expect at all that there is no native Emby app for PS4 capable of displaying high quality movies.
 
For now I went back to Plex server with the Plex app for my PS4 Pro with perfect performance and quality. I hope someday there will be a PS4 app, because on other platforms Emby looks very well and much better then Plex! I hope my Lifetime subscription plan will help development for the PS4 app some day. Meanwhile I will not advice anyone with a PS4 to use Emby. And the website should make this more clear.

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 05:24 PM

" I hope my Lifetime subscription plan will help development for the PS4 app some day. Meanwhile I will not advice anyone with a PS4 to use Emby. And the website should make this more clear. "
 
I subcribed a year ago and said the ps4 option is laggy and bad in handling. Nothing has changed. You need the joystick/pointer to choose the movie you want to look. The other options of handling are full of bugs. 
Emby canĀ“t read discstubs, maybe a good chance to organize and look Blurays with Emby/ps4. User and there wishes are not not Prio One.
 
And why should they make this more clear with the ps4-App? Idiots like me and you buy a lifetime license and then they see the disaster with the webbrowser. 

 

 

 



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Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:32 PM

Patiently waiting.  I know its not the same thing but the streaming of content to PS3 / PS4 via DLNA works flawlessly for me.



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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:09 AM

I'm curious about emby on my PS4 as well. I know there's no app, and that's fine (not great) since it's not my main viewing platform. However, the enlmby website says to use the browser and go to tv.emby.media for emby theater. When I do this, it just loads the exact same interface as app.emby.media. Again this is OK, but not ideal. Am I doing something wrong? I don't have any issues with lag or low quality that some people are reporting, but for some reason when I make the browser full screen it cuts off the edges - an issue between the PS4 and my TV, not emby.

Can we get emby theater on my PS4?
I'm able to see all of my media in the native PS media player via DLNA, but for whatever reason the media player can't read the audio of my ripped DVDs (I verified the codecs and tried multiple. Not an emby issue, but it is why I want emby theater on my PS4.

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:20 AM

I'm curious about emby on my PS4 as well. I know there's no app, and that's fine (not great) since it's not my main viewing platform. However, the enlmby website says to use the browser and go to tv.emby.media for emby theater. When I do this, it just loads the exact same interface as app.emby.media. Again this is OK, but not ideal. Am I doing something wrong? I don't have any issues with lag or low quality that some people are reporting, but for some reason when I make the browser full screen it cuts off the edges - an issue between the PS4 and my TV, not emby.

Can we get emby theater on my PS4?
I'm able to see all of my media in the native PS media player via DLNA, but for whatever reason the media player can't read the audio of my ripped DVDs (I verified the codecs and tried multiple. Not an emby issue, but it is why I want emby theater on my PS4.

 

I believe the interface is the same for tv.emby.media, but the controls are different. You should be able to navigate between objects on screen using your PS4 controller rather than using the controller to move the cursor around and select them manually. Unless I'm mistaken?



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Posted 18 November 2019 - 07:51 PM

To add to this, I just spent the better part of an evening setting up emby on a pine64 (think arm64 pi) dealing with the nightmare that is the "stable" version crashing when ever you transcode, installing the beta. Configuring my libraries and even making a start on sorting kodi for when I am at work (damn thing just wont sync right) 

All this because my friend only has a ps4 and I was going to buy him the ps4 app that is mentioned all over the site!

 

Turns out its not an app but a different browser site to the servers main one...this wouldnt be so bad but you want a monthly sub for me to access my media on my machine? I was expecting to have to pay a small one off fee for the app ($20 max) but that was for an actual app....not just a different browser page! 

As others have said, the site is incredibly misleading!



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Posted 02 January 2020 - 08:13 AM

Doesn't PLEX have a PS4 app? How'd they cut through the red tape?

 

Would love to see something for PS4 here. Running in the web browser is lame. There are a lot of issues, namely:

- Once in full screen mode, going back is the same button as leaving full screen mode (square). So I'm constantly going in and out of full screen mode.

- If the PS4 turns off while not on the main page (for instance, on a show/episode page) there seems to be no way to return to the home screen from the interface. I have to close the browser window and open a new one, or re-type the front page address in the address bar.

- The cursor doesn't always act as an app should. Many times it will jump to a button or other selectable item directly, but it will also somewhat unpredictably just move the cursor around the screen like a mouse.

 

In the mean time, what would you recommend for putting together a viewer with better native feeling support? I see you have apps for Roku, Amazon fire, chromecast. Are these all the same app or are they coded independently? I'm buying a new unit for this purpose, so which one would you say has the best experience?


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Posted 02 January 2020 - 11:48 AM

Any of those other devices you mentioned are all great options too.

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 08:01 PM

 Hey Trippitaka,

 

I have this issue in some cases due to these issues,

 

1. The filename is wrong format some releases say 1e1 or something odd try to make sure they are S01E01 either way they should still show up, but they will not scrape properly.

2. You have the same release on two different drives and one is incomplete for some reason emby can't handle it so it excludes them completely. Not really a big deal as this helped me clean my garbage up a lot.

 

I installed the reports app which can show you all missing episodes you have this is really cool for finding missing episodes (i had 1000s) still working on fixing my library till this day it was such trash I didn't realize it.

 

Then once you find out what you are missing check your drives if you still have the episodes I check metadata manager. for that TV show if it shows 2 different versions of the same show most likely you have it on different drives and you should combine them or delete the half assed one you may have there by mistake like I did a few times.

 

You can also batch rename your files with a file renamer tool which is how i do it sometimes  because manually can get tedious.


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:43 AM

The ps4 web works good the only thing that annoys me is that i can't listen to any of my music on it. Wish you could figure out a way to make music work on the ps4 browser through emby since it's clear that you aren't making an actual ps4 app. Hopefully you'll make a ps5 app though

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 04:02 AM

Hey Trippitaka,

I have this issue in some cases due to these issues,

1. The filename is wrong format some releases say 1e1 or something odd try to make sure they are S01E01 either way they should still show up, but they will not scrape properly.
2. You have the same release on two different drives and one is incomplete for some reason emby can't handle it so it excludes them completely. Not really a big deal as this helped me clean my garbage up a lot.

Thanks for that info. As it goes I'm really particular about my file organisation and naming convention so I know I only have one of each file and series are all labelled in the same fashion with S01E01 etc.

The point is moot though as I long since went back to Plex having eventually managed to speak to their support and I figured out why that wasn't working.

Plex isn't ideal, but they have an app that works well and it quickly matches and organises all my titles. Maybe one day I will revisit Emby if they are able to create an actual PS4 app, but to be honest I'll probably always be put off from it now due to the aforementioned marketing dishonesty.

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 07:50 AM

After a year with no emby, i give it a new chance. Still the same issues on my ps4. Handling with the controller is still creepy. And when i choose a movie and click on it, it shows me always another movie. I never get the movie i choosed. A new bug or whats the problem?



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Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:54 PM

You need to make sure the mouse pointer is over the one you are clicking on.




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