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#21 sihy OFFLINE  

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 04:25 PM

I have the same issue as @brettuk using an RPi4 emby server (docker container) streaming to Apple TV 4k emby app.

 

Playing an mpegts container with mpeg2 video and aac audio works fine as a Live TV channel or as a completed recording (i.e. no transcoding).

 

Playing an in progress recording causes emby to transcode the video using libx264 and copy thru the aac audio.

 

This happens for both DVBT and DVBT2 streams i.e. mpeg2 and h264.

 

I have some raw video streams that tvheadend transcodes into mpeg2/aac/ts on the same Rpi4. The RPi4 can do this quite comfortably and feed it to emby for recording/playback, but when emby also transcodes it again it hasn't got quite enough grunt for two simultaneous transcodes so the video stutters a little.

 

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:18 AM

Just adding my 'me to' to this thread.

Using Emby theater on the same pc as the recordings take place, playing of currently recorded shows don't start.

 

Is this also related to the issue where if you pause a live tv show and then try and fast forward to the end it will hang for 30+ seconds before playing again?



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Posted 29 December 2019 - 01:06 AM

We're looking into this. Thanks for reporting.



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 07:27 PM

I've got a similar issue when watching a recording of an in-progress live TV recording.

 

The quality is horrendous, as I've noticed, while watching NFL games. 

 

The pixelating is so bad that the ball disappears once it leaves the QB's hand when passing, and I need to wait until a receiver catches it to figure out where it went.

 

As a paying lifetime Emby Premiere member, this is very disappointing.

 

If I stop the recording and go to the live TV feed, the picture is awesome.

 

Not sure if the issue is due to:

- an underpowered server that can't walk and chew gum at the same time

- network overload with both the HDHR box and server recording/playing at the same time

- some devious software-related Emby server/client issue

 

 

Here's my configuration:

 

HDHR Extend.

 

I'm watching using Roku+ stick connected via 100Mb+ 5GHz WiFi to the local server:

5e0a86bf687ff_HTPC.png

 

Unfortunately I don't have the server log but will reproduce when the Patriots play Tennessee next Saturday :)

 



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Posted 31 December 2019 - 10:11 AM

I've got a similar issue when watching a recording of an in-progress live TV recording.

 

The quality is horrendous, as I've noticed, while watching NFL games. 

 

The pixelating is so bad that the ball disappears once it leaves the QB's hand when passing, and I need to wait until a receiver catches it to figure out where it went.

 

As a paying lifetime Emby Premiere member, this is very disappointing.

 

If I stop the recording and go to the live TV feed, the picture is awesome.

 

Not sure if the issue is due to:

- an underpowered server that can't walk and chew gum at the same time

- network overload with both the HDHR box and server recording/playing at the same time

- some devious software-related Emby server/client issue

 

 

Here's my configuration:

 

HDHR Extend.

 

I'm watching using Roku+ stick connected via 100Mb+ 5GHz WiFi to the local server:

5e0a86bf687ff_HTPC.png

 

Unfortunately I don't have the server log but will reproduce when the Patriots play Tennessee next Saturday :)

 

Hi.  Please post a transcoding log from the in-progress playback.  I suspect that CPU cannot keep up but we need to take a look.



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Posted 31 December 2019 - 11:08 AM

Thanks ebr, will do.

 

Just so I understand:

 

The HDHR Extend is enabled to do HW transcoding. 

 

Does Emby server also do some level of transcoding on top of this?



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Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:09 PM

Thanks ebr, will do.

 

Just so I understand:

 

The HDHR Extend is enabled to do HW transcoding. 

 

Does Emby server also do some level of transcoding on top of this?

 

Hi @DamnedUndies, sometimes. We do avoid it when possible, but it depends on what Emby app you're using, what the device supports playing, what your video quality settings in the app are, etc.



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Posted 16 January 2020 - 05:28 PM

Any update on this? It's a really annoying bug that means I can't watch recordings until they've finished airing.

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 02:55 AM

We are looking into this. Thanks for reporting.



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 03:43 PM

This is resolved in the upcoming 4.4 release of Emby Server. Thanks for reporting.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 03:57 PM

Thanks for the update, Luke.

 

It looks like you just released the fix you mentioned in the 4.4.0.9 beta, right?

https://github.com/M...ses/tag/4.4.0.9



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 04:00 PM

Yes.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 08:37 PM

Any idea when 4.4 (non beta) might be released? Just curious if it's close.
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Posted 24 January 2020 - 09:07 PM

Hey,

I installed the beta, it's perfect now!

The only thing, a pretty minor thing, is that it's possible to fast forward past live while watching a recording in progress, and the time remaining isn't accurate, but more importantly watching the recording in progress works perfectly, and I can fast forward through the ads!

A very happy camper here. Thanks!
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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:28 PM

Thanks for the feedback!

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 12:15 AM

Can anyone point me to something that details how to install beta versions?  I downloaded embyserver-win-x64-4.4.0.9.7z and already had something to extra it, but I'm not sure if I should just take all the contents and overwrite the existing server files or what.


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 09:09 AM

https://emby.media/download.html

Click on your platform then click on the link for the beta channel

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 11:57 AM

Can anyone point me to something that details how to install beta versions?  I downloaded embyserver-win-x64-4.4.0.9.7z and already had something to extra it, but I'm not sure if I should just take all the contents and overwrite the existing server files or what.

 

Hi.  We don't suggest installing beta versions just to get early access to new features or fixes so please be aware of all the implications that come with running a beta version (possible instability, errors, etc.).

 

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 04:52 PM

This is resolved in the upcoming 4.4 release of Emby Server. Thanks for reporting.


Huge improvement!

What a difference.

Keep up the great work.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 11:08 PM

Thanks for the feedback.






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