As I have reported previously, I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Lollipop (latest version supported) that runs emby perfectly except that it crashes every time I try to play any media. This just bugs me because I can play video and audio with any other app that I have tried with no problem. So, I decided to try external players with emby. And voilà, media will play without crashing with both VLC and MX Player. MX PLayer Pro is the most versatile and works great. So this begs the question of why the internal player has so much trouble, and that would be nice to know but is not my primary reason for this post.
It appears that if I have tried previously to play a particular media file with the app, then there is no way to get the app to honor my external player setting. It seems to still try to use the internal player and, of course, crashes every time. If I play previously untouched media, I get the appropriate prompt to choose an external player and can choose one and say whether it is a one time choice or permanent. It also appears that the permanent external player selection is only associated with that particular type of media because playing another media type can still prompt the question (I think that makes perfect sense, since we might want to use different external players for different types of media). So, is there any way I can make emby forget the previous association with the internal player? I tried the usual suspects - clear data, clear cache, complete uninstall/reinstall. Nothing helped.
I may be misinterpreting what I am seeing, but a lot of testing seems to support the theory. Any help would be appreciated.