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Emby Server 4.5 Released

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Playback Speed

You can now adjust playback speed directly in the web app video player.


Look for this in other Emby apps in the near future.

Subtitle Offset

You can now adjust subtitle offsets directly in the web app video player.


Look for this in other Emby apps in the near future.

New Install & Update Process for Synology

Going forward, there is a new procedure for installing and updating Emby Server on Synology. Please follow the instructions on the download page of our website. This will bring the following benefits: 

  • Built with .NET Core (no more mono runtime)
  • Improved support for hardware accelerated transcoding
  • Spk's will be available for download and manual installation like other platforms
  • Spk's for both the stable and beta releases will always be immediately available at the same time as other platforms.

Bugs Resolved

  • Fix Nvidia color conversion from mjpeg with yuvj422p
  • Fix Nvidia level calculation
  • Fix Live TV radio playback
  • Fix pageup/pagedown in Emby web app
  • Fix admin editing settings for other user
  • Fix transcoding of m4v files
  • Fix space bar during video playback with Vivaldi browser
  • Fix intermittent active recordings display problem
  • Fix multi-select refresh metadata
  • Fix automatic restart to avoid attempting to restart multiple times
  • Fix download jobs getting duplicated
  • Fix extras with multi-version movies
  • Fix adding playlist to a playlist
  • Fix season 0 items out of order
  • Fix manual metadata edits of movie extras being lost
  • Fix active sessions filter
  • Fix add to collections/playlists menu getting cut off in certain situations
  • Fix certain situations where an admin editing another user's profile would not be able to see all options
  • Fix H264 preset configuration
  • Fix rotation of dynamic images
  • Fix crash when uploading jfjf user image
  • Fix India and Kazakhstan parental ratings
  • Fix the list of available parental rating choices in the metadata editor when the library metadata language differs from the server default
  • Fix HD Homerun with TVHeadend¬†
  • Fix second theme song being played in foreground
  • Fix occasional errant scrollbar on video detail screen
  • Fix configuring series settings right after creating series
  • Fix query with AlternateMediaSources
  • Fix rare transcoding failures when media info is absent
  • Fix cinema mode with local trailers that don't have a rating
  • Fix multi-select delete option not showing
  • Fix content type being lost for restored libraries
  • Fix videos that were split apart getting rejoined on next scan
  • Fix remote content (strm files) ignoring quality setting

Other Improvements

  • Support adjusting subtitle offset in web app video player
  • Support adjusting playback rate in web app video player
  • Update to .NET Core runtime 3.1.7
  • Re-activate http2 features
  • Improve scrolling performance in Live TV guide
  • Improve http server performance by consolidating layers of data flow
  • Improve database performance via index adjustments
  • Reduce database writes when saving new items and refreshing metadata
  • Improve conversion chances of downloaded txt format subtitles
  • Add mmal into ffmpeg builds for RPI
  • Handle multiple addresses in x-forwarded-for
  • Allow include tags to override parental rating restriction
  • Alac playback fixes
  • Opera browser playback fixes
  • API: require admin to get full server configuration
  • Improve image downloader presentation
  • Improve scrolling performance in Live TV guide
  • Support embedded creation_time in exif data for videos
  • API: Require admin rights to get all users list
  • API: Require admin rights to get list of detected hardware transcoders
  • Improve cleanup of missing episodes
  • Ignore unsupported subtitle formats when searching for downloads
  • Support other folder as alias to extras
  • Add au/ra artist exception
  • Support .aax audio files
  • Adjust backdrop image save file names
  • Support tags in people queries
  • Improve performance of adding to collections
  • Add audio language filters
  • Add subtitle language filters
  • Ignore @Recently-Snapshot for QNAP
  • Disable missing episodes for dvd and absolute order
  • Incorporate resume into Ends at display
  • Show music videos for artist
  • Add favorite channels
  • Improve codec selection when streaming with Edge browser
  • Minor freshening up of dark themes
  • Rtsp fixes
  • Add green subtitle color option
  • Don't download subtitles for disc placeholders
  • Improve Denmark rating options
  • Support yyyyMMdd episode by date format
  • Improve multi-version display names
  • Improve recovery from bad image urls
  • Allow left menu to be pinned as a sidebar
  • Allow left menu sections to be collapsible
  • Various fixes for adding items to playlists
  • Avoid duplicate terms in version display name
  • Support backdrops on list screen
  • Remove background overlay from context menus

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