Emby Server 4.6 is currently rolling out. Here are the highlights.
Rewritten Music Scanning
This 4.6 release will rescan your music library. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience. This solves a lot of our previous music-related shortcomings, specifically:
Music Composer Support
This was mentioned above, but if your audio files are tagged with composer values, then you'll now see a new Composers tab in your music library:
Improved Database and User Interface Performance
All Emby apps should feel snappier than ever thanks to a plethora of new improvements in your Emby server database.
Reworked Collection Storage Model
Collections have now been reworked to be based on the set tag in your nfo files (if you use nfo). The popular AutoBoxSets plugin is now a built-in feature:
HDR Tone Mapping When Transcoding
Check out the new options in the server transcoding menu!
If you have a server machine powerful enough, you can now enjoy tone mapping when transcoding. No more washed out colors !
Combined Next Up and Continue Watching
Hopefully this is not a controversial one, but our out of box behavior is now a Netflix-style Continue Watching list, with everything together:
If you prefer the old Next Up section, you can use your Emby user home screen settings to add it back as a configuration section.
New Live TV Channel Management Screen
This is a new WMC-inspired channel management screen that will allow you to quickly disable channels you don't want, drag and drop re-order, edit channel names, channel numbers, and map channels to guide data.
Just click on a channel to edit the options:
Support for Live TV Channel Groups (via Tags)
Use the above editor to add tags to channels, and now you'll see a new Tags tab in your Live TV section.
Automatic importing of groups in m3u tuners is also supported.
You can even group your channel display into Tags if desired:
Improved Performance of Live TV Guide Refresh
The live tv guide refresh process for all live tv should be slightly improved (5-10% faster). But if you're using xmltv guide data, you can expect major, dramatic improvements in the neighborhood of about 70% faster. To give you an example of the improvement, on a guide with 4000 channels, the guide data refresh has gone from roughly 2.5 hours to 45 minutes.
Multiple Channel Logo Support
Using Emby Guide Data, the server now downloads multiple logos per channel in different colors. This way our apps can choose the most appropriate logo based on your chosen color scheme in the user interface.
If you don't use Emby Guide Data, you can still configure these logos manually using the image editor.
Multi-Select List Items
Lists now have the same multi-select management features that you've already grown accustomed to in poster views.
When you filter by genres, tags, studios and other criteria, you can now select multiple.
New User Profile Options to Control Remembering Track Selections
For both audio and subtitles, you can now control whether or not track selections are remembered, as well as clear your remembered tracks anytime you wish.
New Field Display Options
The 3-dot menu above lists has been enhanced to allow new fields to be displayed:
This allows you to see ratings in lists if desired.
New and Improved Image Editor
It comes with the following improvements:
New Live Button in Live TV Guide
As you scroll ahead in time, now you can easily jump back to the live time with the press of a button.
Live TV Programs Grouped in Suggestions and Search
You'll now see Shows and Movies grouped as one single entry, rather than separate entries for every single airing.
When you click on a show, you'll then see all of the showing for it:
This will make it easier to find shows and movies that you'd like to watch and record.
Improved Single Channel Screen Display
The single channel listings not only perform better, but now also display much more information than before.
Remove from Continue Watching
This will remove it from the Continue Watching menu, and it will reappear if you start watching again.
Context Menu Improvements
The addition of the title and poster should help make the menus a little more fun to use.
Improved DLNA Support
DLNA fans will appreciate the following enhancements: