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ANSWERED Lifetime Offline with emby Premiere Lifetime

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jxwilliamson

I have emby Premiere Lifetime running on a Synology 918+. I live in a RV and spend a few months at a time disconnected from high speed internet. I typically use my Xbox One with emby Theater  to watch and playback my movies from my emby server. This works great as long as I have an internet connection. 

 

Feature Request - If the emby Server has been authenticated and has Premiere Lifetime at the time of authentication then allow the server and all clients per the terms of the agreement to work without ever being reconnected to the internet. I get the reconnect every 30 days for monthly or yearly subscribers but if it's lifetime why the requirement to reconnect?

 

It's incredibly frustrating to need to be on the internet to watch movies that I already own running on an emby server that I've purchased for a lifetime.  

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ebr

Hi.  There is a lot of discussion out here on this over the years.  The bottom line is that we must validate keys periodically to avoid the sad fact that, otherwise, people will find a way to steal it.  We have people purchase a key and then dispute the charge with their bank or use a stolen card and then re-sell the key all over the place, etc.

 

We simply cannot allow a key to work forever without periodic validation.  

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Hi.  There is a lot of discussion out here on this over the years.  The bottom line is that we must validate keys periodically to avoid the sad fact that, otherwise, people will find a way to steal it.  We have people purchase a key and then dispute the charge with their bank or use a stolen card and then re-sell the key all over the place, etc.

 

We simply cannot allow a key to work forever without periodic validation.  

 

Thank you Chief. I understand the need to ensure no one is using emby or any functionality through illegal means. However if I have a lifetime membership and I have already phoned home to validate why must I continue to validate a lifetime membership. If someone attempts to use or steal the key for a different server wouldn't it be blocked from validation until it calls home. It just seems that there should be a way for a lifetime purchase to work for the life of the server on the emby version it was validated against whether or not that server lives online or offline. 

 

I'm sure there other scenarios out there as well but for me I have two. 1) The aforementioned RV traveling and 2) Vacation rental properties without internet service where emby can be used for movies rather than keeping around old disc players (in every property) and catalogs of DVDs and Blu-rays that get scratched in the common area.

 

I really do enjoy emby and have been using emby for a long time and will continue to use emby.

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I'd rather not explain any further but the scenario you suggested still leaves us open to easily stealing an unlimited lifetime key.  Keep in mind, we also have a device limit that needs to be validated.

 

Thanks.

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Ok Chief. Thanks for taking the time to respond and explain the rationale behind the requirement to connect periodically.

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