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Comment by wolfcry0
about Emby · Sep 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 9 Helpful Report as spam

Requires subscription for full functionality, mobile apps require purchase as well unless you subscribe.

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I see this, so boring...

In balance, Emby is a pretty cool app and I've bee...

Comment by jeremydavis
about Emby · Dec 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

On balance, Emby is a pretty cool app and I've been using it for years on my Linux mediaserver. It has been a bit buggy at times, but overall a great product.

Unfortunately though it appears that they are now moving to a proprietary license for the core product (albeit with support for open source plugins).

If you don't care about such things, then Emby is probably a good choice for you and a reasonable alternative to software such as Plex.

However, I personally do care about open source. As such I can no longer recommend Emby and will instead be moving to Jellyfin.

I can't in fairness provide a star rating. The software itself probably deserves a "4/5", but the move to proprietary license, get's a "1/5" from me...

[Edited by jeremydavis, December 19]

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