Package Details: emby-server-unlocked

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Package Base: emby-server-unlocked
Description: Emby Server compiled with a patch to unlock Emby Premiere features
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Licenses: proprietary, GPL2,
Conflicts: emby-server
Provides: emby-server
Submitter: nvllsvm
Maintainer: nvllsvm
Last Packager: nvllsvm
Votes: 15
Popularity: 0.004683
First Submitted: 2017-08-06 01:19
Last Updated: 2018-06-29 21:11

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nvllsvm commented on 2017-09-21 11:53

@jab2870 - is out now.

As for the source mismatch - an issue was opened on the Emby GitHub for that. The validation failure also impacted the standard emby-server PKGBUILD.

jab2870 commented on 2017-09-19 17:19

I'm having a problem validating source files:

==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
emby-server- ... FAILED
emby-unlocked- ... Passed
emby-server ... Passed
emby-migrate-database ... Passed
emby-server.conf ... Passed
emby-server.service ... Passed
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build emby-server-unlocked.
==> Restart building emby-server-unlocked ? [y/N]
==> ---------------------------------------------

nvllsvm commented on 2017-08-23 05:41

There is an open GitHub issue to remove the delay before playback.

I've created a PR to resolve the issue.

Grab your popcorn!

jcstryker commented on 2017-08-23 05:37


I encourage you to take look at the arrogance and hostility of the current developers of emby server and the forum members here:

What the emby developers have done (inserting a 15 second timed nag screen before playback) is entirely against the spirit of free and open source software. I believe a hard fork is inevitable as they continue to make components of the project closed source.

Members of the free software community deserve our contributions and support. It is clear that the emby developers are no longer supporters of free software ideals, despite what the current licence implies.

nvllsvm commented on 2017-08-22 17:02

@puithove - I don't care. What the Emby developers did is disgusting.

They took a GPLv2 project that numerous people have contributed to and added a nag screen to it. As of now, GitHub lists that 118 people contributed to just the server alone.

The Emby developers should change the license if my patch offends them.

puithove commented on 2017-08-22 16:55

Let me just say, this is not nice. Why post something circumventing their paid services? I mean, sure it's open source, and if an individual wanted find their own way to do it... maybe that's not the end of the world... but posting something like this that automates it for anyone who wants to be completely unscrupulous... I just don't think that's cool. Why not throw these guys a bone and give them what they're due for all the time and hard work they put into it?

john89 commented on 2017-08-22 12:26

Thank you! Now, just to be absolutely sure that I don't mess anything up. I have to run "pacman -R emby-server" first to remove the original Emby package, but by doing that the Emby library, databases and config will all remain on disk.

Then I run "pacman -U emby-server-unlocked-" to install the unlocked version that I built with MAKEPKG and the original Emby package is effectively replaced with with the unlocked one.

Did I get that right?

P.S. just for the fact that you're quicker with updates makes it worth switching, thank you again! :)

nvllsvm commented on 2017-08-14 15:08

This package is based on the emby-server package and is marked as providing emby-server. It should be a drop-in replacement with no side effects.

john89 commented on 2017-08-14 09:46

Thank you for this!

Just a quick question: can I safely install this over my existing Emby install (original package: emby-server)? Without messing up dependencies or causing package issues with Pacman or something? Will pacman know that I switched from the emby-server to emby-server-unlocked package?

Update: for now I edited the PKGBUILD file and changed "pkgname=emby-server-unlocked" to "pkgname=emby-server" so I would be sure that my existing install would be upgraded.