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#1 dtcpro OFFLINE  

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:27 PM

I have a 2017 Nvidia Shield 16GB, have a 1TB WD External Drive attached to Shield used for External Storage, HDHomerun, Wired or Wireless internet. Also have several Fire sticks throughout the house that benefit from the HDHomerun. Hoping Emby will fit in fine.

 

I am having the hardest time getting installed and working. I am new to Emby and have purchased Premier and I have questions:

 

1. Is Emby for Android the same file as Emby for Nvidia Shield? From what I have seen written it sounds like it is a special file just for Shield. If it is I can't find it. I downloaded the one for Android.

 

2. Are there separate Envy files for server and one for just viewing. If you go to google play store there is only one Envy that I see.

 

I want my server to be my Nvidia Shield and I want to be able to watch my TV etc... on Envy from other tvs with Firestick.

 

3. Is there a way to install Emby server on my external storage?

 

4. Is there a clear step by step installation/ video for emby on Nvidia Shield? I see a lot for installing on Windows etc....

 

5. My Nvidia Shield REMOTE does not work very well trying to install Emby. It is all over the place. Right now I'm switching between 2 remotes trying to configure Emby. It is a nightmare.

 

Right now what I have on my Shield are 2 Envy apps a Green and I think Blues or Black Icon. When I select the Green colored app I get a screen with a search function on left an Emby icon and then my user name top right. Nothing else listed and nothing is functional on this screen....you can't search or anything.

 

On the Blue/black Envy Icon (2nd icon) this is the server icon and I can log in. I have tried to configure the best I can the live tv and Dvr. I can eventually dig down and find my tv listings (Very hard to do with remote situation) and watch a show and it stops after a few seconds.

 

None of this can be working correctly from what I've seen on videos. I assumed it would be easier than this. What am I doing wrong?

 

Would someone be kind enough to answer the 5 questions? I think will help a lot.

 

Thank you,

Steve



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 05:23 PM

Hi, Emby for Android is our mobile app. We have an app for the Shield that is better suited for use with a remote control:

 

https://emby.media/e...idiashield.html

 

Please let us know if this helps. Thanks.


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 06:14 PM

This is the same file I have already installed....so no help, but I'm going to uninstall and try again...


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 06:28 PM

Hi, that's not a file, that's an app from the Google play store. This is the app to play your content.

You said you want the server to be your shield as well so that would actually be step 1. Have you installed the server first?

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 06:33 PM

This is the same APP I have already installed on the Shield....Is this app the only one needed to install? Is this the server for the Shield too?

 

I have two apps installed on Shield.....Emby and Emby Server.

 

If I select the Emby Server App I can get to the TV Guide etc... and view showsb but my Shield remote does not work....very hard to get around. At the top of the screen it says localhost:8096/web/index etc..... I had downloaded this apk for the server from the website not the google playstore.

This would work if I could get around with remote I think.

 

When I select the other APP that just says Emby (not server) it has the search, emby icon and the time and my username, but nothing works...

 

I'm going to reinstall the android tv app


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 06:37 PM

You need to setup Emby Server before you can use Emby playback apps. What you've installed is a playback app. Emby Server can be installed on your Shield, or you could put it on a computer, NAS device, etc. The options are on our download page:

 

https://emby.media/download.html

 

Does this answer your question?



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 06:52 PM

I think we are both typing at the same time and missing each other....I edited my post above your last reply...please read that again.

So now I'm going to uninstall Emby, but leave the server installed. Reinstall Emby for Android TV and see if it works. If not I may have the wrong version server installed and I will re-install everything.

 

BTW thanks for the help

Steve (DTCPRO)



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 09:34 PM

Let us know how you get on. Thanks.



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Posted 28 July 2019 - 09:20 PM

Ok, I reinstalled everything on my Nvidia Shield and it seems to working fine except for a couple issues.

 

1. I sometimes get a warning that my Shield storage is extremely low.

 

I think this stems from my file paths being automatically being installed on my Internal Shield Storage (16gb) instead of my External WD

USB Hard drive such as Cache and Transcoding temp.

 

Question: Can I create these paths on my External drive?

 

I am already storing my recordings on my external drive.

 

 

2. A tv show I recorded was stored as 2 separate recordings with the same name, but of different lengths and between the 2 recordings equalled the correct length of the show.

 

I'm thinking this was because of low storage during Transcoding. If I can redirect that path for Transcoding to the External 1TB drive I think that will solve that problem. I don't know for sure, but I'm thinking that is the cause and remedy.

 

And if possible where to go to edit those paths?

 

I appreciate the help.

 

Steve



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 10:31 AM

Hi.  Have you looked in the settings in the server dashboard?



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 10:51 AM

Hi.  Have you looked in the settings in the server dashboard?

Hi, Yes I figured it out late last night and reconfigured my Paths. All seems ok now. I'll watch it a few days with several recordings and shall see.

Thanks,

Steve


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 12:09 PM

Thanks for the feedback !
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