How to set up Emby DVR

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How to set up Emby DVR
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Here's how to go about your live TV recording if you choose to use Emby as your media center.
Some of the things you'll need to do is to first have the necessary hardware and software to be able to get live TV into your Emby server before anything else. The next thing you'll need to do in order to be able to use it is to be an Emby Premiere subscriber.

Below are the steps you need to take in order to easily set up your DVR:

How to set up Emby DVR

Make sure to acquire a dedicated folder in which your recorded contents will be saved before advancing to do anything inside the Emby server. When you're setting up Emby, make it easily discovered.

  • Open up your Emby server dashboard.
  • In the sidebar, click on live TV.
  • Click on settings.
  • Find default recording path.
  • Click the magnifying glass to choose your DVR storage folder.
  • Click save.

That is all there is to be done in order to set up the basic DVR and get it running. You'll see the option to either record just a show or to record the whole series of the show in the Emby TV guide.

Also, in order to tweak things around a bit, you can enable some other settings like, setting Emby to convert what is being recorded into a MP4 format; which is more mobile friendly. Alternatively, they can be kept in a MKV file format. You can also enable the original video quality option if you are looking for recordings that are of best quality.

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At the end of the settings page is an option that can inform Emby to commence recording of particular number of minutes before the commencement of a show, and also to conclude a certain amount after it ends. This feature is very important to those who intend to be recording a live event as they will be able to set it to accommodate any additional showtime, like in sports game when extra time is being served.

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That is how Emby DVR is being set up. you will be able to access your saved recorded shows in the Emby apps on any supported platform through the recordings tab.