Emby (former Media Browser), beginning with version 3, is no longer a single program. It encompasses a large suite of applications all communicating with a central server that manages your library. No longer locked inside Windows Media Center, Media Browser can now bring your entire media library to not only all of the computers on your network, but also many of your portable devices. Whether it's the Roku in the living room, or your tablet on the back porch, Media Browser will bring your media right to you.
This is predominantly a maintenance release but there are some new goodies to enjoy. Without further ado, here are the highlights.
Control Your Cloud Sync Upload Speed
You can now configure this in the sync settings area.
Manage Your Sync Conversion Speed
Now you can control both the speed and the number of CPU cores that are utilized by sync conversion tasks.
New Sync Management Settings
Suppose you'd like to give your users access to Sync, but you don't want them hammering your CPU. Now you can limit their access to sync transcoding so that they're only able to sync original files.
New User Management Settings
You now have the ability to limit a user's access to transcoding, another tool at your disposal to conserve your CPU.
Keep in mind that taking away transcoding could make it impossible to play some content on certain devices. When this happens, your users will receive a friendly error message:
We're working hard to get these graceful error messages into every Emby app. Please be patient while we do this.
New Streaming Management Settings
Suppose you have limited upload speed and want to enforce a cap for all remote clients. Now you can easily do this from the Streaming settings page.
Keep in mind that reducing the allowed bitrate will make transcoding more likely to occur. But as with everything else, it's all your choice.
An All-New Live TV Guide
The guide now fills the screen and is a joy to scroll or flick through. It's fast, it's it's pretty and it's now free of the double scrollbars it had before.
And when you're mobile, it's a whole new experience that's easier and friendlier than ever.
Sync Your Live TV Recordings
Supported by Cloud Sync, Mobile Sync and Folder Sync!
Direct Play Live TV from Supported Clients
If you you're on the Emby Theater beta channel, you'll now enjoy Live TV without any transcoding, subject to support from your installed Live TV provider.
Beautiful Dynamic Thumbnails for Collections & Playlists
We think you're going to really enjoy these. Make sure to thank t.andre in the community.
Unable to resume from Android TV
Cloud synced content not playing from Roku (will require resyncing)
Resolved issue of blocked Collections appearing empty for users
Resolved issue of certain Live TV programs missing from the grid
Join the Team
Help us evolve by putting your own stamp on our community project. We've revamped our roadmap a number of times to accommodate community contributions and will continue to do so.
Java/Android Developers Wanted
If you're experienced here then see the previous section!
Media Browser, beginning with version 3, is no longer a single program. It encompasses a large suite of applications all communicating with a central server that manages your library.
No longer locked inside Windows Media Center, Media Browser can now bring your entire media library to not only all of the computers on your network, but also many of your portable devices. Whether it's the Roku in the living room, or your tablet on the back porch, Media Browser will bring your media right to you.
And, we mean right to you as the user profile feature allows you to set up completely different views and options on your library based on who is accessing it. Keep different display styles, parental control levels and watched and favorite status' for all the different members of your household and all of that information travels with the user no matter what client or device they are using.
Start watching something at home on the HTPC and pick it back up where you left off on your phone or tablet on the train.
About Media Browser
This is an application that should be installed on one machine on your network to manage your entire library and feed all of your clients. You only need this on one machine on your network, and that machine needs to be available with the server running for any of the clients to be able to access your media.
It is possible to run the server and one of the clients on the same machine and the server also includes a web-client compatible with any modern html5 browser. More information...
About Media Browser
Embedded within the server is a full-featured html5 client that will allow you to access your library from any modern browser - from anywhere with internet access (proper router configuration will be required).
Together with a rich interface for your library, the web client also contains a full-featured metadata editor that allows you to take complete control of the data associated with your items.
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