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#1 directxbear OFFLINE  

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 10:34 AM

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I have a Roku Ultra and have installed the Emby beta channel. I like to use the 'Folder' view so that I can view movies the way that I have arranged them in my folders. To me, it looks like there should be 6 tiles across when viewing a folders and this is usually the case. However, I have a few folders that have a different aspect ratio (5 tiles across instead of 6). I don't know what is causing this or how to fix it. The tiles looked stretched and flattened a bit. Please note that this apparently does not affect function as I am still able to make selections and play movies in these folders with 5 tiles across. I'm attaching the most recent log. Please let me know if anything else is needed to assist here. I'd be happy to test any changes through the emby for roku beta channel.

 

 

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 11:10 AM

Hi.  When you use folder view, the app no longer knows what type of content the view will contain - it could be almost anything.  So we look at the first item in the view and base the aspect ratio off of that.

 

Does that help explain it?



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 01:27 PM

How does the web app compare?

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Posted 13 April 2020 - 03:55 PM

Hello and thanks.

The web app and Emby theater work fine, it only seems to be the Roku channel. I'm not sure what you mean about the app not knowing what to expect because I had to select 'Movies' to get to 'Folders' so I would think that it should be expecting MP4's. I discovered a couple other things and will try to give some repro steps here. 

 

1. in the Emby Roku channel (ver 3, bld 212) I am at the 'Home page

2. Click on 'Movies' under 'My Media'

3. Click on 'Folders' under 'Display'; the other 3 options are 'Movies', 'Genres', and 'Search'

4. I have a folder called 'Holidays' with sub directories and this is where the the aspect ratio issue appears (5 accross instead of 6).

 

All my folders have an MP4 and a poster.jpg along with a *.bif and *.nfo; I only have MP4's in these folders because I started in 'Movies' (step 2) from my emby Home page.

Here's something interesting that I just discovered, if i go to the folder that is displaying 5 across and then go to the A-Z sort icon and change the selection from 'Name' to 'Date added' and back again to 'Name' the aspect ratio issue clears up and I get 6 across, but this will not stick. The next time I click into folders it will be back to 5 across.

 

Thanks again for looking into this and let me know if you need anything further from me. 

 

-Bear

 

PS: I think you already fixed this for top level folders, but is still an issue for sub-directories.


Edited by directxbear, 13 April 2020 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2020 - 04:00 PM

When you change the sort, what is the first item in the list?  Is it something with wide image one time and a narrow one the next?



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Posted 13 April 2020 - 05:03 PM

Yes, it's a poster.jpg and it goes from slightly wider to correct aspect ratio after you do the above mentioned sort trick. One other thing I noticed is that this only occurs where I have folders within the sub-folders. If I only have mp4's and jpg's (no folder) it seems to work fine. I have a folder for each movie, I don't just toss all the MP4's into a single category folder if any of that helps. ;-)

 

Edit: Actually, looking at it in Windows Explorer, the first item is a folder and the poster.jpg inside that is being stretched


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Posted 14 April 2020 - 09:15 AM

Yes, so the reason is what I stated before.  We default folder images to a landscape presentation because that encompasses the more likely cases.  So, when a folder is the first thing in the list, it causes us to use that for the grid.  Every item in the grid has to be the same size.

 

This is one of the challenges with these mixed-content presentations.







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