Jellyfin opensource Plex/Emby fork

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Jellyfin opensource Plex/Emby fork

Post by johnmierau » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:45 pm

Jellyfin is an opensource fork of Emby.

They seem to have settled a kerfuffle with Emby resulting in them receiving legalese on Christmas eve, and appear to now be running a GPL-ified alternative to Plex.

Please take a look and if it passes your sniff test, please consider including jellyfin in dietpi...which I love, thank you for making such a valuable resource.

https://github.com/jellyfin/jellyfin

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Re: Jellyfin opensource Plex/Emby fork

Post by MichaIng » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:48 am

@johnmierau
Thanks for your request.

Does it provide the same (moreless) features than "Emby Premiere" does?
Looks similar to ownCloud => Nextcloud fork then, besides, Nextcloud has still paid developers, providing support plans for e.g. companies and organisations.

Very active development currently, looks like the community-only development works out so far :).

Install looks easy via own repo or individual deb package: https://jellyfin.readthedocs.io/en/late ... ng/#debian

BUT: Only x86_64 supported. That is a big bumper!
ported to the .NET Core framework to enable full cross-platform support
And actually it reduced the amount of platforms :lol:, if you take out Windows. And who wants to run a server on Windows? :?

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Re: Jellyfin opensource Plex/Emby fork

Post by johnmierau » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:21 pm

Hm. I can see the relativively thin platform support being a problem for an umbrella ecosystem like DietPi.

Thanks for the reply and the great work you folks do here.

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Re: Jellyfin opensource Plex/Emby fork

Post by MichaIng » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:19 pm

Yeah, I mean if enough users with DietPi on x86 ask for it, no harm to add it and only enable it for x86_64. Would be not the only software title like this and the DietPi code allows this easily.

But of course interest and user space would be larger with ARM support ;).

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Re: Jellyfin opensource Plex/Emby fork

Post by Quizzer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:28 am

Hi I think this was bad wording on behalf of Jellyfin.

It’s supported on Arm (I run it on my DietPi server on a RPi B).

See the assets section: https://github.com/jellyfin/jellyfin/re ... ag/v10.3.3

Would love for it to be included as an optimised install option. For both increasing visibility of a good project and ease of install.

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Re: Jellyfin opensource Plex/Emby fork

Post by MichaIng » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:19 am

@Quizzer
Ah nice, this is new!

Feel free to add it to https://feathub.com/MichaIng/DietPi/ for raise priority.

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Re: Jellyfin opensource Plex/Emby fork

Post by Quizzer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:28 am

Hi, thanks.

Looks like it’s already there. https://feathub.com/MichaIng/DietPi/+63

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Re: Jellyfin opensource Plex/Emby fork

Post by johnvick » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:34 am

I've been trying this out and it looks good - but the Kodi plugin does not seem to work and there is not a lot of activity on the plugin on Github. As I use Emby primarily as a back end database for multiple Kodis I'll need to stick with Emby.

John

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Re: Jellyfin opensource Plex/Emby fork

Post by Quizzer » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:23 pm

Hi @johnvick ,

That's exactly how I use it on a couple of my clients and it works exactly as Emby did (without the annoying nag screens on the Web UI for premium features I don't want/need as well as some important code improvements):
  • Fire TV Stick Gen 1 + Kodi
  • Odroid C2 + LibreELEC
Ensure you use the Jellyfin for Kodi add-on (instead of Emby for Kodi): https://github.com/jellyfin/jellyfin-kodi.

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Re: Jellyfin opensource Plex/Emby fork

Post by johnvick » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:28 pm

Yes that was the one I tried - Jellyfin on Odroid C2 and Kodi + plugin on two windows 10 PCs - same on both, did not sync the library. Sounds like you got it working easily?

John

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