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#1 cyberized OFFLINE  

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 06:56 PM

I just installed Nvidia Shield and HDHomerun and one reason I have done this and uninstalled my FireStick 4K was in order to install probably either Plex or Emby to 

run my HDHR thru it and use the DVR Feature.   I do NOT have what is called a big Media Library at all.   I mainly want this to further enhance use of my HDHR.

  I thought when I reviewed here sometime ago that it said that you can receive other "programs" and/or add ons to use w your HDHR when you are a Premiere Member - 

did I read that right?

   I am about ready to do the deed - but - I have some confusion over what I need to install from Emby because when I come to it's Home Page and then what to download and 

install....1st it offers Emby Server, then under that it shows Emby for NShield TV.........something like that..........For my personal needs, I don't think I need a FULL Blown Server,

but I am guessing w/o real clarity - - - that it's "in for a penny, in for a pound" - you probably have to install both????   After reading description of the one for NShield Tv - it really sounds

like that is ALL U need.   PLEASE help me to understand what I really do need for smooth sailing ahead.

   I have downloaded one Emby Apk, I believe on my Shield already but hopefully it is the wrong one and I did not install it ---- I opened it and it was VERY Confusing wanting your Member # Etc.

I think when I get done here - I will remove that program fm my Shield and wait until I can get knowledgeable help/advice here and go from there.

 

THANKS,  Michael


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:55 AM

Hi there, welcome. Emby Server is what manages everything. You'll need to install that, setup Live TV, and then install our Shield player app to view and play. Please let us know if this helps. Thanks !


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 05:56 PM

TKS Luke............NEED more HELP Please???

    Downloaded and installed Emby Android Server to my Shield TV, Opened it BUT she's a NO GO!   I get this Message:  net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

 

Had hoped to FINALLY get EMBY running on my System..........still hope to.....with some clued IN Help..............TKS 



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 05:58 PM

Are you using a web browser on the shield, or a mobile device?


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 06:00 PM

I'm on my Shield using Puffin to search etc.



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:44 PM

Are you sure you've started the server? What address is in the browser address bar?



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 04:11 PM

Are you sure you've started the server? What address is in the browser address bar?

I used the Puffin Browser to find the LINK to DNLD the Emby Android Server.............it is installed [appears to be] in my Nvidia Shield.  It is after I click on it to open then it lights up OPEN IN BROWSER....I choose that and I get

 the Error Message I shared..........It also on that start page, gives me the URL that should open EMBY Server.....but after trying that, I got the same Error Message as Open in Browser gave me.

    TKS....after reviewing alot, I had decided on Emby over Plex.....but I am now thinking that it appears I choose the WRONG ONE!

 

Here is the URL:  http://192.168.0.15:8096

 

I am still hoping to be able to actually get Emby installed and up and running!

 

2nd edit:  This will help U guide me for sure!

    After I shared the url above and it lit up so u could use it as a LINK, after I posted that to you.....I clicked on it, and wala, there I was beginning the setup of the Emby Server.  I ran into this same thing getting another

apk to work....because using my PC [which I am now] or a Smart Phone....I get a direct Link.....but on NShield using Puffin I think I am trying to open.setup on the Browser and NOT the Shield???

    I had to type the url into Puffin Search......which lead me to ERROR....


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:51 PM

Can you start the server and then try this in the web browser:

http://127.0.0.1:8096

 

That's a better address to use when you're on the Shield machine.

 

You can also use the LAN ip address from a smart phone.

 

Please see if that helps. Thanks.


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 07:38 PM

THANKS for continuing to try to help me with this problem.....I'd love to try what you suggest, but I do not believe I have that option....u tell me?

    It is my belief, may definitely be wrong, that the reason my download of the apk via my Puffin Browser, for some reason, in this case, t appears that the Server APP appears to believe I downloaded it to use

IN the Puffin Web Browser - not N,Shield.    You see when I click on the Emby Icon and it opens  near the bottom it is asking do you want to open the Server in the Browser.....if you click, YES......you immediately get that ERROR Message

[see above].  So in this present pickle, I cannot Start the Server.....because on my Shield I do not know where else besides that Puffin Browser to Search and Download things.  If I type that URL, I type in into the Search feature on Puffing---ERROR!

    IF I type that URL on my PC - I get the 1st "page" of Emby Setup.....but I don't want it on my PC.

 

I was having similar BLOCCK getting my registered Kanopy APP accepted now on my new Shield.......I explained to their Support, and she sent me a workable shortcut that would get me to the screem to enter the necessary code...wala - I am IN....it is similar, but I don't know, maybe u do, is their a link that you can send that would get me past trying to use my Browser to get the Server to setup/install???

 

Sorry, but I am ad the very edge now of giving up on this and taking the easy way out...PLEX is already on the Shield........BUT.......isn't an emergency......u are me last hope it looks like right now, will wait for next response anyway   THANKS!



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 11:45 PM

Ok you have to start the server application first. Then in the server app there is a button to configure the server. This button will open your browser.

 

If you can't figure out how to start the server, then why not install the server .apk again, and then at the end of that, you can run the application. Inside the application there is a toggle button to start the server. Toggle that. Then once it's started, then a button will appear to configure. 

 

Please let us know if this helps. Thanks.


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:02 PM

I will uninstall this Emby Android Server and see if I can find a different/better download of it - one more time.  This will make maybe the 4th time...will be my last attempt to join the Emby "family".  TKS



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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:49 PM

I just uninstalled it and re-installed BUT it made no difference.....will NOT Open the Server app....get that same ERROR when I try.

   I APPRECIATE and THANK YOU for your patience in trying to get me "on board" BUT I now give up and hate to say, I am going to see if I have any better luck getting PLEX installed.   BYE!



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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:57 PM

How exactly are you trying to open the server app?



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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:57 PM

Why not stay with Emby?  Don't you want a personal media server?



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Posted 22 June 2019 - 02:09 PM

How exactly are you trying to open the server app?

PLEASE re-read above, I have tried explaining that question to you till I hate to think about it anymore..........all I really want is a nice EPG to used with my HDHomerun OTA setup



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Posted 22 June 2019 - 03:04 PM

I understand, but you're saying you get the error when opening the server app, however, the server app is not the browser. You have to actually launch the android server app first. Then inside the app, there is a button to launch the web interface. It sounds like you're doing something different to try and launch the server.



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Posted 22 June 2019 - 07:25 PM

I understand, but you're saying you get the error when opening the server app, however, the server app is not the browser. You have to actually launch the android server app first. Then inside the app, there is a button to launch the web interface. It sounds like you're doing something different to try and launch the server.

I guess that one of my posts replying about this very thing [above] was not written is such a way that it could be understood..............what I tried to tell you before STILL applies, IT is so frustating!

    I've tried to tell you that, YES I do just as you describe in this quote fm you, BUT again, as above, when I click on the Emby APP it does not actually Launch so I don't get the Button that would get the ball rolling....it tells me I can lauunch the server at the url I shared.....that works on my PC, but on the shield I get the ERROR Message using the URL.....below the URL, it gives me ONE chice to open the Server...and says, OPEN in Browser".....BINGO = ERROR.

     All I really want is the Premium Service so I can get a better EPG for OTA TV and a DVR....that is it!

     I just made a very short sign up with Plex to get their Premium TV service 30 days for free, gave it back too them after not getting or being able to find that TV Service and went to their Support for help and they don't actually have a Support Dept., it was a Forum and could not believe this, a NEW Signee can't post anything on it.   END of Story!

    Next.....all said and done, alot of $ and work getting N.Shield etc. getting it and HdHomrun etc. all up and running and I kept seeing, in this short time, obvious and very possible PQ that was LESS than I had been getting with my FS 4K, I have decided to heck with it, I have reconnected up my FS 4K and plan to sell or return this NEW N. Shield...............I will no doubt after a bit attempt to dnld and install EMBY for TV which I am now recieving via my Samsun TV OTA.   TKS



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 11:58 AM

I guess that one of my posts replying about this very thing [above] was not written is such a way that it could be understood..............what I tried to tell you before STILL applies, IT is so frustating!

    I've tried to tell you that, YES I do just as you describe in this quote fm you, BUT again, as above, when I click on the Emby APP it does not actually Launch so I don't get the Button that would get the ball rolling....it tells me I can lauunch the server at the url I shared.....that works on my PC, but on the shield I get the ERROR Message using the URL.....below the URL, it gives me ONE chice to open the Server...and says, OPEN in Browser".....BINGO = ERROR.

     All I really want is the Premium Service so I can get a better EPG for OTA TV and a DVR....that is it!

     I just made a very short sign up with Plex to get their Premium TV service 30 days for free, gave it back too them after not getting or being able to find that TV Service and went to their Support for help and they don't actually have a Support Dept., it was a Forum and could not believe this, a NEW Signee can't post anything on it.   END of Story!

    Next.....all said and done, alot of $ and work getting N.Shield etc. getting it and HdHomrun etc. all up and running and I kept seeing, in this short time, obvious and very possible PQ that was LESS than I had been getting with my FS 4K, I have decided to heck with it, I have reconnected up my FS 4K and plan to sell or return this NEW N. Shield...............I will no doubt after a bit attempt to dnld and install EMBY for TV which I am now recieving via my Samsun TV OTA.   TKS

Which version of the server are you downloading? The stable release or beta? Both links are on the site. It really should be as simple as download the right apk, launch it, then connect through the browser to configure.

Your attempt to download the app on the TV will result in further frustration because you first need a server for the app to connect to, so put your focus there first.

 

You could also install on windows if you have a PC that runs constant, and use the app for the shield to connect there. Just an option.


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 12:08 PM

I did away with my OLD HDHomerun....and returned to OTA via my Samsung Q9FN Tuner which provides much better PQ than via HDHR.  Can the Emby TV DVR Service be used/setup too run when a person is using

the TV's Tuner like I am now?



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 12:25 PM

I did away with my OLD HDHomerun....and returned to OTA via my Samsung Q9FN Tuner which provides much better PQ than via HDHR.  Can the Emby TV DVR Service be used/setup too run when a person is using

the TV's Tuner like I am now?

 

Sorry, no.  The TV does not publish its internal tuner for use by other apps or devices.







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