Jellyfin: Emby announced the free software Emby media server Fork

after that news The Emby server is now proprietary, and only some plugins are open source, so a free software branch of Emby was created, called Jelly powder.

Jellyfin web interface

Embi It is a media server used to organize, play and stream audio and video to various devices. The server can run on Windows, mac OS, Linux and FreeBSD, and has clients for mobile devices (Android and iOS), Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, smart TV platforms and Xbox 360 and other video game consoles. Streaming and viewing media can use Emby for free, but some additional features (such as offline media, DVR support, podcasts, etc.) require payment subscription.
New Emby Server version (3.6) Announce Recently, it will include “new performance levels”, improved hardware acceleration on all supported platforms, and more. in a error report Regarding that the latest Emby Server 3.6 source code is not available, Emby founder Luke Pulverenti confirmed that this version of the Emby server code is no longer open source:

nvllsvm: “Can I use the stable version under GPLv2?”
Luke Pulverenti: “No, if you look at our recent announcement, we now have a lot of cost-increasing things. We cannot open source. Instead, we are modularizing and sourcing as many independent components as possible.”
nvllsvm: “So the core will be proprietary, but some of it will be open source?”
Luke Pulverenti: “Correct. We are migrating as many functions as possible to completely independent plugins.”

After making this decision, some Emby users Announce They dispatched Emby (version 3.5.2) to “commit to providing free software media solutions.”
The free software Emby fork is called Jelly powder, And already has its first edition.

The beginning of the Jellyfin project was the reason why Emby decided to open source its code, as well as various philosophical differences with core developers. Jellyfin seeks to become a free software alternative to Emby and Plex to provide media management and streaming from dedicated servers to end-user devices.

Currently only the Jellyfin Docker version is available (available at Docker Center). You can also use the Debian package included in the repository to generate DEB (Crawl code From Git, add Dot warehouse And install dotnet-sdk-2.2And then run dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot Generate DEB package).
I should also add that there is no Jellyfin application, but the Emby client is compatible with Jellyfin (I tried the Android Emby application-I was able to connect to Jellyfin without problems). Update: Jellyfin is now available for Arch Linux, AUR (Git version). Another update: there is Jellyfin package Applies to Ubuntu and Debian (repository and DEB download), as well as the night version of Microsoft Windows.

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