I'm experimenting with cloud sync to alleviate some stress on my limited internet connection. My understanding is that Emby converts it to the required format, copies it to the cloud and then if the format and bit rate is suitable, will by default play it from the cloud directly bypassing my internet connection?
I'm using google drive and have it all setup. I have synced a TV series with it. When i browse to an episode that i have confirmed is in Google cloud and press play, it will play from the server at my current bit rate limit. I can see this from looking at network traffic entering and leaving my network.
If i select the "version" as "google drive" it then proceeds to download the file from the cloud, transcode it and then stream it from my connection. It seems at the moment that it is still going by the 2mb limit i have set under "Internet streaming bitrate limit (Mbps)"
Why does emby not detect the end users speed and stream it directly from the cloud? This would be the main use case for using the cloud, so that I can stream high quality externally and still have the 2mb per stream limit in place for things that come directly from the server.
Secondly, why do I need to select a "version". I thought the point was Emby could tell it was available in the cloud and would play it directly from that source (unless on the local network that the emby server is on)?
A few other issues / requests
If I go to the sync tab and remove the download, it deletes it from the Emby database but leaves the file in the cloud. Is it possible to get a setting to control if the file stays or is deleted? EDIT: Clarification, it deletes the file but not the folder structure
On the cloud storage, the episode is just done by name. Could we get the option to show episode number as well?
Edited by spudd, 19 March 2019 - 03:58 PM.