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#1 rene.teniere OFFLINE  

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 12:00 PM

Would it be possible to have an option in the settings to select which NPVR folder to record a series or episode into? I have folder aliases set up for News, TVShows, Movies, etc. I rarely use the default folder I have set.

 

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:12 PM

The problem is that is getting extremely next pvr specific. I think ultimately we will have these path settings for series, but it will be based on choosing an emby library to put them in.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 08:32 PM

Would it override the NPVR folders? If so, could always make a list of folders in Emby that match those in NPVR. Would be good to be able to make custom folders like news, sports, movies, tv shows, etc...

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:12 PM

Would it override the NPVR folders? If so, could always make a list of folders in Emby that match those in NPVR. Would be good to be able to make custom folders like news, sports, movies, tv shows, etc...

 

Or how about just ditching NextPVR and switch to Cast4ME then maybe Luke will give some icing on our cake LoL and the best part is you be able used Emby Guide

So far Cast4ME works really well take a bit of work to setup 


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:15 PM

Have to see if it works with my USB tuners... how does it integrate with Emby?

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:31 PM

Have to see if it works with my USB tuners... how does it integrate with Emby?

 

If it work in NextPVR then it will in Cast4ME as it base on NextPVR as it been written by sub

Note the Cast4ME in trail mode in tell you buy it, it will give you one hour to play with it, it took some time and lot testing over 2weeks I wish had a longer run time but today purchase it for fully test it which has been running for 6 hour non stop and definitely a better way to go vs WinTV it my book.

 

Open notepad here sample of mine you need modified it for your setup

 

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:0, 2.1 KJRH-HD
http://127.0.0.1:8867/live?channel=2.1
#EXTINF:0, 2.2 Bounce
http://127.0.0.1:8867/live?channel=2.2
#EXTINF:0, 2.3 Laff
http://127.0.0.1:8867/live?channel=2.3
#EXTINF:0, 
http://127.0.0.1:8867/live?channel=
#EXTINF:0, 
http://127.0.0.1:8867/live?channel=
#EXTINF:0, 
http://127.0.0.1:8867/live?channel=

 

reg channel like Sat or Cable will be more like this

#EXTM3U

#EXTINF:0, 202 CNNHD
http://127.0.0.1:8867/live?channel=202
#EXTINF:0, 204 HLNHD
http://127.0.0.1:8867/live?channel=204
#EXTINF:0, 
http://127.0.0.1:8867/live?channel=
#EXTINF:0, 
http://127.0.0.1:8867/live?channel=

 

save to what you like mine is ota-tuner.txt or sat-tuner.txt or cable-tuner.txt

 

In Emby just add TV Sources as M3U Tuner

In File or url browse the that file

The rest easy just add your TV guide data provider


Edited by SHSPVR, 30 January 2019 - 09:42 PM.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:34 PM

Thanks dude. Downloaded and setting up my tuners now...

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:42 PM

Thanks dude. Downloaded and setting up my tuners now...

 

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:48 PM

So I did look into Cast4Me and I didn't want to spend more money, so I used the back-end of NextPVR to write my own m3u file for Emby. This way I don't need the plugin, I can just use it like IPTV. Now I can leverage Emby's DVR and scheduling. Way less work for me.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:17 AM

 

So I did look into Cast4Me and I didn't want to spend more money, so I used the back-end of NextPVR to write my own m3u file for Emby. This way I don't need the plugin, I can just use it like IPTV. Now I can leverage Emby's DVR and scheduling. Way less work for me.

 

 

 

 

#EXTM3U

 

 

Cool I wonder why nobody talk that where and you all ready doing that before you ask about the above NPVR folder to record a series or episode into Emby has Movie and TV Show folder option just not News


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:23 AM

Would it override the NPVR folders? If so, could always make a list of folders in Emby that match those in NPVR. Would be good to be able to make custom folders like news, sports, movies, tv shows, etc...

 

I think the most likely outcome, at least what i would like to do, is transform the next pvr plugin into separate tuner and guide sources, and then the dvr will be emby-managed. this way there's less troubleshooting between the two systems, and you can use emby guide data if you prefer as well.



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 09:09 AM

Cool I wonder why nobody talk that where and you all ready doing that before you ask about the above NPVR folder to record a series or episode into Emby has Movie and TV Show folder option just not News

 

I had experimented with it before, but I gave it up because I was currently recording content through NextPVR proper. After the folder thing and wanting to keep things simple, I decided to resurrect the m3u option I discovered while reading through the NPVR forums. Now I am recording content through Emby only into the designated Movies and Series folders. If Luke's comment about possibly being able to change recording folder in the series recording settings comes through, then I would like to just be able to, say, record a news broadcast series, go into the recording settings and change it from the default series folder to a folder that MCE Buddy doesn't scan. Same with sports, they are content I do not wish to keep past 3 episodes. All my other recordings can go into the default series folder and get scanned, converted, and permanently stored in my library. Currently it is a laborious process to do this when everything gets dumped into a single series folder (each show gets its own MCE task filtered by recording name so news and sports don't get picked up). The process is doable now, but I thought the option would be nice...



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 09:14 AM

I think the most likely outcome, at least what i would like to do, is transform the next pvr plugin into separate tuner and guide sources, and then the dvr will be emby-managed. this way there's less troubleshooting between the two systems, and you can use emby guide data if you prefer as well.

 

That's why I dumped the NPVR plugin. It was becoming too much of a hassle to manage the two together. Makes it easier to troubleshoot things when you are just dealing with a channel stream. I set it up as an m3u tuner with Emby-managed DVR and Emby guide data (another hassle I don't need to deal with). I am happy with the simplified approach, and I will try putting the quality back up to auto and see if the loading issues are gone now as well.


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:40 AM

I had experimented with it before, but I gave it up because I was currently recording content through NextPVR proper. After the folder thing and wanting to keep things simple, I decided to resurrect the m3u option I discovered while reading through the NPVR forums. Now I am recording content through Emby only into the designated Movies and Series folders. If Luke's comment about possibly being able to change recording folder in the series recording settings comes through, then I would like to just be able to, say, record a news broadcast series, go into the recording settings and change it from the default series folder to a folder that MCE Buddy doesn't scan. Same with sports, they are content I do not wish to keep past 3 episodes. All my other recordings can go into the default series folder and get scanned, converted, and permanently stored in my library. Currently it is a laborious process to do this when everything gets dumped into a single series folder (each show gets its own MCE task filtered by recording name so news and sports don't get picked up). The process is doable now, but I thought the option would be nice...

 

I most have miss that one beside Cast4ME had smaller memory foot print 24mb.

I kind hope that Emby crew can turn Emby in to a much better PVR as really lacking in this department at lease it far better then Plex when come to multi user and few other thing.



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:57 PM

I most have miss that one beside Cast4ME had smaller memory foot print 24mb.

I kind hope that Emby crew can turn Emby in to a much better PVR as really lacking in this department at lease it far better then Plex when come to multi user and few other thing.

The DVR is a little basic, but I'm sure improvements will be made and like you said, at least it works! Yeah, Plex was completely unusable for me. I couldn't understand why they wouldn't just pick up the channel stream instead of forcing me to buy a mainstream tuner I didn't need or want. I was OK with the NPVR channel until they decided to dump that as well. Now that I think about it, I really am pissed off at Plex! Talk about not caring AT ALL about a segment of their client-base. Enough ranting for today...


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 04:26 PM

 

So I did look into Cast4Me and I didn't want to spend more money, so I used the back-end of NextPVR to write my own m3u file for Emby. This way I don't need the plugin, I can just use it like IPTV. Now I can leverage Emby's DVR and scheduling. Way less work for me.

 

Keep in mind the one serious limitation with this approach - Emby doesn't know how many tuners NextPVR has, and doesn't know what channels can be accessed at the same time as other channels using single tuner (multi-rec), so probably wont be able to tell you about scheduling issues until the recording fails. (Also, if you're using other client types, like Kodi etc, they wont play nicely using this approach)


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:30 PM

So the only real options are NextPVR Plugin, or Cast4me?

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:42 PM

So the only real options are NextPVR Plugin, or Cast4me?

Cast4ME would have the same limitation. The NextPVR plugin seems the best option to me. 



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:32 AM

So the only real options are NextPVR Plugin, or Cast4me?

i do the same with a different
back end, mediaportal now dvbviewer. I acknowledge subs concerns but in my view the vast improvement of having emby do the scheduling and the much better overall experience of having one piece of software doing everything far outweighs the one concern he expresses, in that you lose multi rec. personally I just make sure that emby has enough tuners (8 currently) that this isn’t an issue.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:43 AM

Cast4ME would have the same limitation. The NextPVR plugin seems the best option to me. 

 

Ok, so back full circle to the folder thing. Also means back to NextPVR for guide info as well. I just want to make sure the plugin will keep being supported. I know you are going to version 5 of NextPVR at some point and were unsure about Emby support of the plugin in the future, especially since most media server software seem to really be pushing the mainstream tuners for compatibility instead.Let me summarize and tell me if I am correct in my assumptions...

 

Users of unsupported tuner hardware in Emby but supported through NextPVR must:

  1. Have tuner(s) set up and working in NextPVR (You can set up individual recording folders if you like, however, will not make a difference if you record using Emby DVR).
  2. Connect to and set up EPG (Electronic Programming Guide) schedule and updates as per usual so you could record in NextPVR if you wanted to.
  3. Install the NextPVR Plugin in Emby and perform a server restart.
  4. DO NOT set up a tuner card (won't find mine anyway) or create a m3u tuner.
  5. Manually Refresh Guide Data. The channels and content should now automagically appear in LiveTV.
  6. Modify the Emby scheduled task for Refresh Guide Data updates to occur every 6 hours starting at 12:00am (Next PVR EPG is updated at 2:30am).
  7. Set up the Emby DVR folders for default recordings, movies and series (main point of this forum thread).
  8. Now you should be able to record content, go into Series Settings (and hopefully in the future be able to pick a folder to record the content into), etc.
  9. Have the same access to recordings, schedule, etc. as everyone else does with their mainstream tuner directly connected to Emby.






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