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Topic # 242765 13-Nov-2018 14:44
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Carrying on from this thread, which has a lot of Emby chit chat...https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=242708

 

What is the benefit of moving from Plex to Emby?  I installed an Emby container on my Unraid server the other day but have only added my movies folder, just to see what it looks like.  It doesn't seem as polished as Plex to me, but that might not be the point?  People seem unhappy about losing plugins etc from Plex, and having some unnecessary features show up (podcasts/streaming content/news).  I don't mind that so much.  I only use Plex to play my own content on all my devices, and share that content with family.  So in that regard Plex has done, and continues to do, everything I think I need.

 

But I'm always keen on new things, so if there's something I'm missing about Emby I'm keen to know?

 

In terms of issues with Plex - recently there was a WebOS client update that killed content with DTS audio.  The videos would just buffer constantly.  They did turn around a fix pretty quickly though, and I was pretty active on the forum to keep an eye on updates which were almost daily.  So my experience of their support is good so far. 

 

That said, I have some buffering issues from time to time on 4K H.265 content and it's definitely not client/network.  Reading about this it seems it can be an intermittent fault for a lot of people and when they try that same content in other services such as Emby it works fine.  So in that regard I'm very interested in what Emby can do if it keeps my viewing experience consistent.

 

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  Reply # 2124787 13-Nov-2018 15:02
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I just tried again, Emby just feels "rough around the edges" and not as polished as Plex does. So I'll stick with Plex despite its annoyances.

 

Plex definitely does remote access better than Emby, but otherwise its much of a muchness


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  Reply # 2124793 13-Nov-2018 15:09
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I'm hanging in there with Plex, grid guide DVR for Android TV can't be too much further away, and the two other bugs I have which have been raging on unpatched for almost a year aren't deal breakers for me.








 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2124801 13-Nov-2018 15:15
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So the main bit, is is there something particularly broken or missing from your current install and can be fixed by Emby.....I don't see from your post anything fitting that description.   Maybe run both side by side.  Depends if there's features in emby you can investigate before paying subscription.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2124804 13-Nov-2018 15:20
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Well yeah, I mean I can make a call about whether it's worth the effort for me to give it a go.  The buffering 4K H.265 issue is pretty frustrating and if there's a benefit to Emby in that regard then it makes it attractive.  But this is more of a general conversation as opposed to just my examples given there was quite a lot of lively debate in another thread earlier.  


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  Reply # 2125312 14-Nov-2018 08:43
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Emby is one of those things I looked at, and filed away to look at again in a few years. Plex is simply a superior product at this point in time.





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  Reply # 2125322 14-Nov-2018 09:07
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Seems like there is a big Plex outage today, so that's timely :)  All of a sudden none of my clients can reach the server.  I run it in the official Plex Docker container on an Unraid server.  Looking at the Plex forums today there's tons of people posting about remote access issues, which I figure is the same as I'm pretty sure the Docker treats it like remote access.  


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  Reply # 2125323 14-Nov-2018 09:11
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i have been trying out emby this week - current plex pass lifetime holder.

 

 

 

the UI isnt as visually polished as plex aesthetically, but its not really a biggie, it may be better with the themes but i dont have premium as yet

 

 

 

so far i have found

 

- emby android is better than plex android, plex have introduced so many new bugs into their android app since Feb. i had forgotton you could actually play a video file on android and have it start INSTANTLY

 

- they actually cache things (images thumbnails) unlike plex - im looking at you PMP, emby theatre is really much nicer performance wise

 

- the emby community seems much more friendly and with less rage as most plex users 

 

- emby devs actually seem to read their forum and provide support

 

 

 

but the bad things that are deal breakers for me right now

 

-emby android looses audio video sync when connected to bluetooth headphones  (no issues with plex, youtube etc)

 

-emby theatre has problems with display mode switching the image is not been scaled correctly leaving artifacts on the bottom and right of display - this sucks.

 

-emby android app doesnt seem to handle switching from inside the lan to outside the lan well as plex, (have had to close and reopen emby several times to pickup the change of network)

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2125328 14-Nov-2018 09:16
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Seems like there is a big Plex outage today, so that's timely :)  All of a sudden none of my clients can reach the server.  I run it in the official Plex Docker container on an Unraid server.  Looking at the Plex forums today there's tons of people posting about remote access issues, which I figure is the same as I'm pretty sure the Docker treats it like remote access.  

 

 

AND we're back.  At least they're usually pretty quick at turning around fixes.  


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  Reply # 2128979 18-Nov-2018 18:48
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I'm looking at moving. Plex is annoying me greatly at the moment - the new interface is as annoying as hell (reverted the family from Android v7.x back to v6.17 because of it). Plus it seems to be bug city Arizona at the moment. Sloppy updates are introducing scores of new bugs, while long-standing bugs get ignored, and it seems keep losing connections from the Android app to the Chomecast.

 

So I would be very interested in the views of anyone who has taken the plunge and moved, as that's what I'm contemplating.


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