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#1 slyfox OFFLINE  

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 11:50 PM

I recently downloaded Plex to see what it looks like nowadays and I was impressed with how it manages libraries.

 

I root user can have access to all the libraries. However, the home screen can show only the pinned libraries. This is great!

 

I want to havre access to three or four main libraries and hide the rest of the libraries. At the same time I can search for content from all of the libraries and if needed quickly access them.

 

Can this be done with Emby?


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 12:56 AM

Hi, no, but you could always take My Media off the home screen and then just use the side menu to access libraries.



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 08:56 AM

I would really like to see this feature or something similar. I need to have access to a number of libraries from time to time but I don't need them cluttering up my home screen as I primarily use Movie and TV Shows folders. The current approach is rather black and white.



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 01:30 PM

More options are possible for the future. Thanks.

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 05:23 PM

A few years ago I switched to Emby from Plex because I was dissatisfied with media libraries cluttering up my main user interface and not letting managed users to delete content.

 

Today, Emby's home screen and navigation is a lot slower compared to Plex pinned libraries features. I will probably switch back to Plex for the time being until Emby will get a better (more manageable and cleaner) home screen interface. 



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 05:37 PM

Don't you want a personal media server?



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 06:38 PM

I really do. I have not followed Plex in while. Is there some serious privacy issues? What is the latest status?

 

My Emby home screen has 16 libraries that I have to navigate. Plex has three libraries pinned and 13 more available on demand. Current Plex is simpler to navigate. 

 

Edit: Actually, changing Emby Home screen setting to small icons makes things better. But there is no way to trigger scan library when the small icons are enabled.


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 10:33 PM

I simply created a separate Admin account for when I want to access all content. I have my regular account where I don't have to see all the clutter that is irrelevant to me. Perhaps this would work for you?

 

I would really like to see this feature or something similar. I need to have access to a number of libraries from time to time but I don't need them cluttering up my home screen as I primarily use Movie and TV Shows folders. The current approach is rather black and white.



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 11:06 PM

Technically there is a hack to the users config.xml to hide libraries from My Media by adding the libraries string to <MyMediaExcludes> from <OrderedViews>.

You just have to go into each library to see the ParentID.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<UserConfiguration xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <AudioLanguagePreference />
  <PlayDefaultAudioTrack>true</PlayDefaultAudioTrack>
  <SubtitleLanguagePreference />
  <DisplayMissingEpisodes>false</DisplayMissingEpisodes>
  <GroupedFolders />
  <SubtitleMode>Default</SubtitleMode>
  <DisplayCollectionsView>false</DisplayCollectionsView>
  <EnableLocalPassword>true</EnableLocalPassword>
  <OrderedViews>
    <string>32ee4031a446b13e1c5b0b4ebebde05b</string>
  </OrderedViews>
  <LatestItemsExcludes />
  <MyMediaExcludes>
    <string>165db2549e77c71dacef0e83a95cc5de</string>
    <string>7e64e319657a9516ec78490da03edccb</string>
    <string>b86cd6e32cadce54f73e3ed08c6f5e0d</string>
    <string>1e718d3df428c1e97f7f2e95db8d1222</string>
    <string>a329771776adbdb07b6c33f01ea51e49</string>
    <string>9d7ad6afe9afa2dab1a2f6e00ad28fa6</string>
    <string>f1ffda17fff72a19997ec7e667bb8d3c</string>
    <string>3aeb99515c5a4d67fe12f482a99e3d6c</string>
    <string>00e6b1ff67d0cfb65ba8825631fe1b94</string>
    <string>fea9a46783f935a0acd44078a7c8b0bc</string>
    <string>2c7c652c0f2ba701e263c45458e1c57b</string>
    <string>0065100693b349955b725be01e212708</string>
    <string>28b5d5b8bef4bd1f1914503b5c11ac91</string>
    <string>b8c6884895a8fb91c0bd4ec0573e0137</string>
    <string>7c59a598afef455d09ded8af12fa503d</string>
    <string>4e985111ed7f570b595204d82adb02f3</string>
    <string>62ade2ba7cdb6010894c0a6acf9cd727</string>
    <string>71c66a8d96a733cc1741912a83ece1f8</string>
    <string>5949d81105d0e69f57107aa56a64ec06</string>
    <string>d4f9f1e19973c2c52c4ad58c85462739</string>
    <string>76d537b474d43a143539dd4ad0000d9c</string>
    <string>e957f9042f99d8b3c9c0f7f4d81898b8</string>
    <string>40b0fe5dacfa2819842f5facb9fd9a24</string>
    <string>e571044e42838df0e0bc9ba33cf224c7</string>
    <string>0a07eda4493d2a42d1ae97a8df7b3b21</string>
    <string>3c6fdef732819d7e273668e685ba9fa5</string>
    <string>00a9dd5c40593aadfdcb8c91bc265f5d</string>
    <string>3be85d245942169487a1ce3c6da4044d</string>
    <string>6a28d8fe1cb7bfb5fc396463c6517f64</string>
    <string>0904935442732fb0e1bdc2dc1b0b0fea</string>
    <string>1dd16bc5864afd5d3151afb445b33c59</string>
    <string>518de94b5ddf381e9e6297e2f1767c44</string>
    <string>9713ca41539b6bcc9215a8bbed2b1b32</string>
    <string>35470511eeb8e934f873e97b483b3831</string>
  </MyMediaExcludes>
  <HidePlayedInLatest>true</HidePlayedInLatest>
  <RememberAudioSelections>true</RememberAudioSelections>
  <RememberSubtitleSelections>true</RememberSubtitleSelections>
  <EnableNextEpisodeAutoPlay>true</EnableNextEpisodeAutoPlay>
</UserConfiguration>

But at the same time it will affect all the additional rows like Next Up, Continue Watching depending on what is actually hidden, but everything is still searchable.  

 

Note just navigating to user preference Home Screen will adjust/rest these options.  Only did a quick test.  You have to adjust the config.xml with the server offline.

 

Luke would need to expose/add "Display on home screen" to each library on Home Screen settings, just like the option that already exist for example Collections and Playlists.


Edited by Happy2Play, 08 April 2020 - 11:12 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 11:41 PM

I simply created a separate Admin account for when I want to access all content. I have my regular account where I don't have to see all the clutter that is irrelevant to me. Perhaps this would work for you?

 

 

That would not work. I think Plex nailed it.

 

I primarily want to have access to Movie, TV, Shows, Russian Movies, Documentaries.

 

From time to time, I want to watch something from TV Nature or Animation or WWII Libraries...

 

With Plex, I can "pin" my main libraries and have them at front to easily navigate. At the same time I have easy access to other libraries if I need to. This way, I can keep track of played/unplayed in my account.

 

Emby brings everything to the Homescreen. Four to five libraries are ok. But when you have about 16, it becomes cluttered.



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Posted 09 April 2020 - 07:43 AM

I agree, I think this would be a really useful feature. I want access to all my libraries but I don’t want to see them in the home screen. In the web client this is straight forward as you have the menu on the left. On apps like android it’s going to be more complicated. Perhaps a catch all “all remaining libraries” button at the end of the row?

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 09:01 AM

I agree, I think this would be a really useful feature. I want access to all my libraries but I don’t want to see them in the home screen. In the web client this is straight forward as you have the menu on the left. On apps like android it’s going to be more complicated. Perhaps a catch all “all remaining libraries” button at the end of the row?

 

Yeah, one relatively easy option here would be a customizable display limit with a "more..." button.  So, you could sort your easy access ones to the front and tell it to only show x of them.


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Posted 01 May 2020 - 09:51 AM

Please prioritize this feature. Over the past several weeks I have been very jealous of how well Plex implements the concept of pinned libraries. Just copy the view to embed with Favourites or Starred libraries. 

 

I have two primary libraries that I watch often: Movie and TV as well as ten more that I access from time to time. I really don't want the clutter of 12 libraries on my home screen.

 

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Edited by slyfox, 01 May 2020 - 11:34 AM.






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