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After trying to troubleshoot why some of my video files wouldn't play I found that the path seems missing. Using the metadata manager to breeze through which are missing I found 7 out of 9 didn't have a pathway. The two that do have a path played fine. In fact the path field is missing for the 7 files that don't play...so I can't even manually change it. The title field is correct though.

 

This occurred with 4.02 and 4.10,  I've tried removing them, replace metadata, then add them back with a new name, scan again, and the problem still persist.

 

Another problem is Zombie entries...files removed but still have entries. 

 

 

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I'm experiencing the same thing.  I added a downloaded YouTube video to my Music Video library and it's created an entry without a Path field.    I'm also unable to delete this entry from any area within EMBY, so stuck with an orphan entry.  There isn't a 'DELETE MEDIA' option for this entry without a PATH field.

 

Running 4.0.1.0

 

This isn't a media play issue, it's a EMBY creating incomplete meta data issue.

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I'm experiencing the same thing.  I added a downloaded YouTube video to my Music Video library and it's created an entry without a Path field.    I'm also unable to delete this entry from any area within EMBY, so stuck with an orphan entry.  There isn't a 'DELETE MEDIA' option for this entry without a PATH field.

 

Running 4.0.1.0

 

This isn't a media play issue, it's a EMBY creating incomplete meta data issue.

 

Hi there, let's look at an example. Please attach the information requested in how to report a  problem. Thanks.

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Hi there, let's look at an example. Please attach the information requested in how to report a  problem. Thanks.

 

%appdata%\Emby-Server\logs doesn't seem to be a valid path anymore, form that above report problem guide.

 

Not sure what else to post, I placed a file call "Lady Gaga - Always Remember Us This Way.mp4" in my Music Video library folder.   EMBY created metadata for this file, though it matched it to an incorrect IMVDb Id: and created data for "Born this way".   I can screenshot that entry in meta data manager if that'll help?

 

I've deleted that file, so have no .nfo data to supply.  I've run a media refresh on the library.  I've tried the meta data manager and can find the entry, but cannot remove or do anything with it.

 

What information would be helpful?

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Can you please attach the emby server and ffmpeg log (if there was one). Instructions on how to do that are in the link I gave you. You can obtain log files directly from your Emby Server dashboard. Instructions on how to do that are again, in the link I provided. Thanks.

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Can you please attach the emby server and ffmpeg log (if there was one). Instructions on how to do that are in the link I gave you. You can obtain log files directly from your Emby Server dashboard. Instructions on how to do that are again, in the link I provided. Thanks.

Before I do that, what is the method of cleaning up the current invalid entry without a delete media option?

 

 

This appears to be the entry for when EMBY processed the file.  There isn't a FFMPEG log, as there isn't a path for it to find the file.  So it doesn't attempt to play the file directly.

 

 

2019-01-25 12:07:16.929 Info LibraryMonitor: Music Videos (\\RUMQNAS\Multimedia\Music Videos) will be refreshed.

2019-01-25 12:07:20.378 Debug MediaEncoder: Ffprobe -i file:"\\RUMQNAS\Multimedia\Music Videos\Lady Gaga - Always Remember Us This Way.mp4" -threads 0 -v info -print_format json -show_streams -show_chapters -show_format -show_data

2019-01-25 12:07:20.378 Info MediaEncoder: ProcessRun 'ffprobe' Execute: C:\Users\rumba\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\system\ffprobe.exe -i file:"\\RUMQNAS\Multimedia\Music Videos\Lady Gaga - Always Remember Us This Way.mp4" -threads 0 -v info -print_format json -show_streams -show_chapters -show_format -show_data

2019-01-25 12:07:20.385 Info MediaEncoder: ProcessRun 'ffprobe' Started.

2019-01-25 12:07:20.505 Info MediaEncoder: ProcessRun 'ffprobe' Process exited with code 0

2019-01-25 12:07:20.522 Info HttpClient: GET https://imvdb.com/api/v1/search/videos?q=+Lady Gaga - Always Remember Us This Way

2019-01-25 12:07:22.016 Info HttpClient: GET https://imvdb.com/api/v1/video/184126061048

2019-01-25 12:07:22.309 Debug MediaEncoder: Ffmpeg -f mp4 -ss 00:00:24.179 -i file:"\\RUMQNAS\Multimedia\Music Videos\Lady Gaga - Always Remember Us This Way.mp4" -threads 0 -v quiet -vframes 1 -vf "scale=600:trunc(ow/a/2)*2,thumbnail=24" -f image2 "C:\Users\rumba\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\programdata\cache\temp\bf5743a9-13f5-4d2b-9ce1-4165c7e525e5.jpg"

2019-01-25 12:07:22.309 Info MediaEncoder: ProcessRun 'ffmpgeg extract-image' Execute: C:\Users\rumba\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\system\ffmpeg.exe -f mp4 -ss 00:00:24.179 -i file:"\\RUMQNAS\Multimedia\Music Videos\Lady Gaga - Always Remember Us This Way.mp4" -threads 0 -v quiet -vframes 1 -vf "scale=600:trunc(ow/a/2)*2,thumbnail=24" -f image2 "C:\Users\rumba\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\programdata\cache\temp\bf5743a9-13f5-4d2b-9ce1-4165c7e525e5.jpg"

2019-01-25 12:07:22.315 Info MediaEncoder: ProcessRun 'ffmpgeg extract-image' Started.

2019-01-25 12:07:23.174 Info MediaEncoder: ProcessRun 'ffmpgeg extract-image' Process exited with code 0

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Kinda fixed it.

 

1. Copied the folder with new name

2. Removed the old one

3. Run scan "Replace all metadata" under libraries.

 

Same album but now all 9 have a path.

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did you by any chance use the 3.6 or 4.0 beta at some point and then roll back to 3.5 stable?

I went from 3.5 to 4.02 to 4.10, the problem only occurred starting with 4.02, I upgraded to 4.10 in hopes to fix it. Since I know what the issue is now I'll be able to watch out for it.

 

Also using 4.10 and "replace all metadata" fixed the zombie entries.

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shadetree

@Rumbaar  Were you able to correct your missing metadata play path behavior?

 

I just added a music video (been a while) and have experienced the same issue as you on server Version 4.1.1.0.

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Luke

Try removing the library run Emby, running a full scan to clear the database, and then adding it back. Please see if that helps. Thanks.

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I followed your suggestion but emby still didn't add the metadata path to play the newly added video.

 

Sadly...now the entire Music Video library exhibits this same behavior. 

 

I left the library settings at the defaults not using the Music Video metadata downloaders but added Nfo and Save artwork to folders. 

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I rescanned the Music Video library, replacing all the metadata.  This added back to play to link paths to all but the latest video that was added again.

 

Is their a editable file on the server DB that the location can be added, or will the current behavior just overwrite the path correction on the next library scan.   

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