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Jellyfin on Roku v2.0.5 is scheduled for release on the Roku channel store Wednesday, February 21, 2024 10:00 AM Pacific Time

What’s Changed

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Fix sporadic crash when viewing libraries by cewert
  • Prevent crash when homesection setting is invalid by 1hitsong
  • Fix 2 sporadic crashes on home view by cewert
  • Only show Next Episode button if there is a next episode by 1hitsong

Release notes


Jellyfin on Roku v2.0.4 is scheduled for release on the Roku channel store Monday, February 12, 2024 10:00 AM Pacific Time

What’s Changed

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Fix crash when attempting to play an in-process recording by VTRunner

Release notes

submitted 5 hours ago* (last edited 4 hours ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Getting a lot of color wash when watching videos in the client. End up having to drop the resolution really low to make it behave. Are there any ways to make it stop doing this?

EDIT: Found Delfin on software manager. Seems to be behaving for now. Thanks to everyone that responded.

submitted 4 days ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]
submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I change the player to external player (VLC). But getting this error. Yes I have VLC installed. This is on Android TV Onn 4k box with Android 12. Also happens on my Google Chromecast with Google Tv box on Android 12

submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I installed Jellyfin on an iMac running Fedora 39/Gnome and it was running more or less without any issues. However, I wanted to have the iMac on a VPN which would prevent accessing content indexed by Jellyfin elsewhere. So I installed Ubuntu on an old Mac Mini that I had, planning to make it a NAS box as well as host Jellyfin. The install there did not go well at all, I got the error "The server is expected to host the web client, but the provided content directory is either invalid or empty."

I found a post on github where a user created the directory listed in the error and then copied from /usr/share/jellyfin/web/ and when I did that the startup went further but then it threw the error "Kestrel failed to start! This is most likely due to an invalid address or port bind - correct your bind configuration in network.xml and try again."

I could not find a clear answer as to where the "network.xml" file is located, and I couldn't find any files that seemed to have the contents that were expected in network.xml. I put that aside for another day, considering a different distro if there are any others that are better with jellyfin than Ubuntu.

Today I was going to watch something that had been working on the Fedora box, and it would not play. I checked systemctl and jellyfin was not running. I tried launching it from the terminal and I got the same "server is expected to host the web client" error I had before.

Has anyone else run into these issues? Is there any better documentation out there than what is on the jellyfin site? Any help is much appreciated.

submitted 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I am using a HDhomerun duo with Jellyfin but when I stop the playback the resource lock isn't being freed reliability. I am accessing the homerun over a VPN so maybe that's part of the issue.

Anyone else having this issue? If so, how did you fix it?

Edit: it was Caddy

submitted 2 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]


This update fixes various playback related issues, adds a PG-13 restriction to the screensaver and solves some crashes.


We now have a roadmap for the Android TV app. This will help prioritize bugs and feature requests. Something missing? Create a new issue or use the 👍 reaction on an existing issue!

🏗️ Enhancements

Widen support for HEVC Main 10 #3281, by @lawadr

Only show PG-13 content in screensaver #3366, by @nielsvanvelzen

💥 Crash fixes

Fix crash when quitting player after two plays #3287, by @3l0w

🔧 Bugfixes

Use LTR for default subtitle direction #3332, by @MichaelRUSF

Fix media details tag for multiple versions support #3336, by @MichaelRUSF

Fix downmixing AAC to stereo audio in exoplayer #3360, by @MichaelRUSF

📈 Dependency updates

fix(deps): update androidx.media3 to v1.2.1 #3315, by renovate[bot]

fix(deps): update dependency org.jellyfin.media3:media3-ffmpeg-decoder to v1.2.1+1 #3352, by renovate[bot]

submitted 2 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I've recently gotten into collecting Mystery Science Theater 3000 for my Jellyfin library. For those who aren't aware, it is technically a TV show, but each episode is a full length feature film. That being the case, these DVD sets tend to have a number of special features specific to each episode.

Now typically, you can create an 'Extras' directory specific to each season of a TV show, and that's where I would normally put the special features. In this case, however, I would prefer the special features to be grouped by episode, rather than being grouped by season. That doesn't seem to be possible in Jellyfin at the moment.

It could potentially work if I were to classify the episodes as movies, and put the special features in the movie directory instead, but neither TMDB or TTVDB classify MST3K episodes as movies, so I would have to write up all the metadata and images myself, instead of it being added automatically. That would take a lot of work, and it would also end up greatly inflating the size of my movie library.

Any suggestions on what I should do?

submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

~~I am trying to get transcoding working but every time I let the display go to sleep transcoding breaks. (Host Linux mint). I'm looking to keep my integrated graphics powered to allow for transcoding.~~

Edit: the device pass though in Podman breaks when I'm not logged in.

submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]
submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Right now I'm running Jellyfin on an old mini-PC with a Celeron J4105. That seems a bit underpowered. I'm using Linux Mint and the installation is with Docker. I'm looking to replace it with something better, so what would you recommend? My criteria are:

  • Easily available (second hand is fine)
  • Budget friendly (under € 500 would be nice)
  • Repairable
  • Upgradable (at least SSD and RAM)
  • Low power consumption at idle
  • Handles all the transcoding stuff without breaking a sweat
  • Plays nice with Linux

I guess my best bet would be some sort of second hand mini PC like they're being offloaded on eBay by the truckload. But I have no idea which particular models would be a good fit for me. I'm also fine with buying something new, of course.

submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Hi everyone,

I have put together a simple python script to automatically transcode all your favorited music on Jellyfin to a directory, for use with, for example, Syncthing. This has made it dead simple to manage the subset of my music library I keep downloaded on my phone: simply favorite to add, unfavorite to remove.

I'm hoping that someone out there finds it useful. Let me know if you have any questions.

submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Jellyfin on Roku v2.0.3 is scheduled for release on the Roku channel store Tuesday, February 6, 2024 10:00 AM Pacific Time

What’s Changed

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Fix crash if video has no audio stream by 1hitsong
  • Fix playback of movie additional parts by 1hitsong

Release Notes

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I spent a decent amount of time making a nice web application to wrap up the functionalities of yt-dlp, makes it really easy to follow content through Jellyfin!

Have a look if you have the chance, I think people could make good use of it: https://github.com/MattMckenzy/ToothPick

submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]
submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I have my JellyFin on a dedicated server outside my home. I use a domain, with and SSH certificate. Before I moved to the domain and the cert I just had an IP:Port setup. At that time JellyFin worked perfectly fine with the windows app, but after moving to the domain and adding an SSH cert, it no longer wants to connect. It works perfectly fine in FIreFox though, so I'm curious if it's worth trying to figure out why it won't work in the app, or is using FireFox just as good.

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Server: Ubuntu.
Client: Roku.

When I play an episode of a TV show, if I pause I see the name of the episode, but it doesn't show which season or episode number.

E.g. I might see:
Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life

But I would like to see something like:
s22e05 - Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life

Or maybe even better, something like:
The Simpsons - s22e05 - Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life

Is there some way to enable this?

Additional question...

This is even more annoying because sometimes when I pause, or fall asleep, or shut off my tv/roku, the "Continue Watching" list on the home screen doesn't even have where I left off. (Sometimes it does. That seems like a bug to me.) So then I have to go track down the season and episode number where I left off.

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

The easiest I found was going to each episode and editing the subtitles then uploading the file (even though they are in the same directory)

I’m assuming if I named better then it wouldn’t be an issue since the subtitles are named “e1, e2, etc”

Any motd plugin? (lemmy.world)
submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Something like displaying a banner or a pop-up message?

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]
submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

TL;DR if the Roku app is failing to play back some videos recently, try turning on "Text Subtitles Only" in playback settings

So I'd been having this issue where certain videos would fail to playback in the Roku player (but only on Roku, playing from the Android app, the browser, or directly all worked). The video would get stuck buffering at 33%, but after a minute or so it'd finally stop with "There was an error retrieving the data for this item from the server". Transcoding issue? I'd been trying to figure this issue out for a few hours over the course of a few days. I don't recall having this issue before mid-December, and as I learned today apparently there was a big update to the Roku app.

Anyway, my first real clue was using "ffmpeg -i video.mp4" to compare the codecs of a known working video and a not working video. The non-working video was showing an issues with subtitles. So after poking around in the Roku client's settings I saw the "Text Subtitles Only" option in playback settings, and enabling it worked!

Hopefully someone sees this and it saves them a headache. I had to postpone my personal movie night like three times trying to figure this out

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Jellyfin on Roku v2.0.2 is scheduled for release on the Roku channel store Tuesday, January 16, 2024 10:00 AM Pacific Time

What's Changed

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Fix default text subtitles not showing when Text Subtitles Only option is enabled by 1hitsong
  • Allow default subtitles to enable global caption mode by 1hitsong
  • Prevent unneeded video stop/start when turning off text subtitles by 1hitsong
  • Fix saved credentials when using multiple users by cewert
  • Fix song data out of sync if changing songs quickly by 1hitsong
  • Fix QuickConnect by jimdogx
  • Fix sporadic crash on home screen by cewert

Release notes

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I have all my TV and films stored remotely. However having installed Jellyfin, I've noticed that the metadata folder is quite large. Is it possible to stick that all on my NAS too?

Can I essentially have

          - /opt/jellyfin/config:/config
          - films:/data/movies
          - TV:/data/tvshows
          - jellyfinmetadata:/config/metadata
submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

As the title says, is it possible to set the default video player to use per TV series? I tend to switch between MXPlayer and JustPlayer depending on the content (JustPlayer for most content and MXPlayer for some sub heavy content). However, it's annoying to have to select the player every time I start an episode. Additionally, this makes playing a show on shuffle in the background pretty tedious.

Would it be possible to have it so that show A always just plays using JustPlayer and show B always plays using MXPlayer?

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]


My router is an Archer AC1350 and it has a USB port for plugging an external HDD as a network shared storage.

I was wondering if anyone tried that kind of setup with Jellyfin on Android, specifically on an Nvidia Shield?

Does it work? How well? If not, then should I invest in another kind of network storage soluion?

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