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e123enitan

I'm a plex life time member, but I have been using Emby for over six years continuously, but there is a feature which I have always thought is missing in Emby which I would like and encourage the developer to consider including especially in this dispensation where families can social or commingle due to COVID 19.

 

Today, I received a notification from Plex about it new feature titled Watch together you can read about it here https://support.plex.tv/articles/watch-together/

 

The feature allows friends and families at distance to watch same movies together instantly, you simply invite all your buddy, once they signed to the system which can be seeing in the server then play and pause as needed, this I think is cool feature should be added to emby.

 

Let's here your though if Emby developer should consider adding this feature to our beloved Emby Media 

 

 

https://www.bing.com/news/search?q=Plex+Watch+Together&qpvt=plex+watch+together&FORM=EWRE

 

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Luke

Hi, yes this is something we're very interested in. Thanks for the feedback.

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Gilgamesh_48

Hi, yes this is something we're very interested in. Thanks for the feedback.

While this would be (and is for Plex) a very flashy feature I suspect strongly that it is only a VERY tiny minority that would take advantage of it.

 

For me the only benefit I see would be if I wanted to have the same thing playing on more than one TV in my home. That would be a tiny benefit and really get used only when my granddaughters visit. (About two or three times a year.)

 

I understand that Emby's developer time is pretty limited and I would much rather see other things, like audiobook support, be fully implemented. Even just the ability to resume an audiobook should be extended to all clients.

 

There are many other things I would like to see implemented WAY before fancy features like this.

 

Plex made the decision to implement "Watch Together" but I think they did it for the advertising value and not because there was much of any real demand for it.

 

It could be, I guess, of value to heavy social media users or to people that like to talk over movies or shows but I see little value beyond that. To me watching something with others is only of value if they are present.

 

I guess with the lockdowns and theater closings this "seems" very needed but I really doubt it would really get much use after the novelty phase wears off.

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Dibbes

Isn't this something we discussed a few years back already when Plex came out with its VR? 

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Spaceboy

Watch together / multicast features are one of the most regularly requested new features on this site. And the current environment has only increased the relevance of it. Neither can be said of audiobook enhancements.

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negativzeroe
Posted (edited)

Neither can be said of audiobook enhancements.

Enhancement is not equal to necessity.

 

Imagine watching something like Friends or Smallville or Supernatural and emby was 'hit or miss' on whether it saved the fact that you just watched an episode so next time you opened the app it said Next Up is three episodes behind what you actually watched, or never showed you next up episodes and you had to go down and scroll the season to find it - but you're SOL if you're on mobile because it doesn't show you which ones are watched or not. Or if you download it your place isn't saved halfway through an episode but only if you browse via the libraries is it able to continue. That is where audiobooks are at.

 

 

 

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Spaceboy

Enhancement is not equal to necessity.

 

Imagine watching something like Friends or Smallville or Supernatural and emby was 'hit or miss' on whether it saved the fact that you just watched an episode so next time you opened the app it said Next Up is three episodes behind what you actually watched, or never showed you next up episodes and you had to go down and scroll the season to find it - but you're SOL if you're on mobile because it doesn't show you which ones are watched or not. Or if you download it your place isn't saved halfway through an episode but only if you browse via the libraries is it able to continue. That is where audiobooks are at.

 

 

 

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necessity is in the eye of the beholder

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negativzeroe
Posted (edited)

necessity is in the eye of the beholder

Not necessarily. There are objective and subjective necessities yes, like one might say that being able to see the progress through the whole book on multiple tracks is a necessity, but that is subjective. But the current state is objectively unusable, I download my books on my phone and use Voice from Fdroid to listen to it because I cannot trust the app to save my spot or not skip 15 tracks upon attempting to move to the next one. There is plenty demand for audiobooks, just search the forums. Though most people run into the same issues and give up because it's simply not feasible to have to jot down where you are in a book using a digital medium. I myself have provided multiple logs in multiple threads to try and help this, as (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) if I don't consume audiobooks, I won't consume books at all. Especially given that I live in a major city, commutes even to the store are just awful.

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Spaceboy

Not necessarily. There are objective and subjective necessities yes, like one might say that being able to see the progress through the whole book on multiple tracks is a necessity, but that is subjective. But the current state is objectively unusable, I download my books on my phone and use Voice from Fdroid to listen to it because I cannot trust the app to save my spot or not skip 15 tracks upon attempting to move to the next one. There is plenty demand for audiobooks, just search the forums. Though most people run into the same issues and give up because it's simply not feasible to have to jot down where you are in a book using a digital medium.

but if the function is only being used by 1 or 2 users the the objective unusability of that function to the remaining 99.9% of users is utterly irrelevant

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negativzeroe

but if the function is only being used by 1 or 2 users the the objective unusability of that function to the remaining 99.9% of users is utterly irrelevant

Ok show me where there are only 2 users. Give me metrics. You can't just spew numbers out like vomit and assume that just because you don't use a feature that nobody else does.

 

Out in the real world people use metrics and data to make decisions. Here is an article that disagrees with you.

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Spaceboy

Ok show me where there are only 2 users. Give me metrics. You can't just spew numbers out like vomit and assume that just because you don't use a feature that nobody else does.

 

Out in the real world people use metrics and data to make decisions. Here is an article that disagrees with you.

only you and one other user here complaint about this. You can’t just link irrelevant articles and expect them to be taken seriously. Anyway go back to your audiobook thread and moan there

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negativzeroe
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Did you use the search functions? I'm seeing threads started by letterman, pXius, bradtiming, markand, and that is without scrolling the first page. Now I'm no mathematician but I think I just listed more than two people.

 

But I digress, the point is, I know we are in the minority but we do exist and we would like to be able to use a function that IS there and like it to actually work and I don't think that is too much to ask.

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