I tried emby a few years ago but the gui was far too 'busy' and hard to navigate.
I'm back now on a 1 month subscription over xmas to test it out again as a long term plex user with lifetime plex pass.
For me, plex didn't work for several of my use cases. These are:
Xbox one playback locks up completely after 15 mins for movie playback.
Xbox one tv guide is not available as a 'normal' guide making it impossible to find a tv program to watch.
Xbox one tv playback locks up after a few minutes and cannot recover.
The plex embedded player stutters and buffers on a raspberry pi 3 making unusable.
There is no gapless music playback on the plex web player. Theres a 3 sec gap between tracks - useless for audio tracks designed to flow into each other.
Plex sync (movie download) is totally broken on android. Just doesn't work and if you do get stuff to download, it won't play offline.
Plex devs never reply on the forums so no one knows if issues are being addressed. I have open issues that's 3 years old and no been fixed.
Plex added tidal and won't let me remove it. Plex added all sorts of junk that I don't want link old movies, news channels, random streams etc that can't be removed, cluttering my gui. I want MY media and only my media, not sponsored crap forced on me.
Plex doesnt support google home integration and doesnt appear to be working on it.
I'll be testing each of these with emby as part of my evaluation to see if emby is what I need and I can delete plex.
Emby doesn't have lyrics. Not a deal breaker.
Emby doesn't look as polished as plex but I have seen massive improvement over time on this.
Emby doesnt find all album and artist artwork like plex. Plex has 100% album/artist art for my music library. Embybis about 80%.
Emby doesnt show if an artist is on tour. If use this feature quite a bit in plex.
Emby on xbox one seems to work ok for movies and tv playback and the guide works too.
Emby download works 'ok'. Ui could be clearer about converting and downloading progress.
Emby really doesn't like it when I disable wifi. It locks up on android. I've not played with this yet and will open support thread when I have time.
So far, emby seems better overall. It works albeit with quirks which is at least a step forward from the issues I'm having with plex.
Edited by jxb1234, 30 December 2019 - 07:40 AM.