Skip to content

Jellyfin

Jellyfin is a Free Software Media System that puts you in control of managing and streaming your media. It is an alternative to the proprietary Emby and Plex, to provide media from a dedicated server to end-user devices via multiple apps. Jellyfin is descended from Emby's 3.5.2 release and ported to the .NET Core framework to enable full cross-platform support. There are no strings attached, no premium licenses or features, and no hidden agendas: just a team who want to build something better and work together to achieve it.

Troubleshooting

Wrong image covers

Remove all the jpg files of the directory and then fetch again the data from your favourite media management software.

Green bars in the reproduction

It's related to some hardware transcoding issue related to some video codecs, the solution is to either get a file with other codec, or convert it yourself without the hardware transcoding with:

ffmpeg -i input.avi -c:v libx264 out.mp4

Stuck at login page

Sometimes Jellyfin gets stuck at the login screen when trying to log in with an endlessly spinning loading wheel. It looks like it's already fixed, so first try to update to the latest version. If the error remains, follow the next steps:

To fix it run the next snippet:

systemctl stop jellyfin.service
mv /var/lib/jellyfin/data/jellyfin.db{,.bak}
systemctl start jellyfin.service
# Go to JF URL, get asked to log in even though
# there are no Users in the JF DB now
systemctl stop jellyfin.service
mv /var/lib/jellyfin/data/jellyfin.db{.bak,}
systemctl start jellyfin.service

If you use jfa-go for the invites, you may need to regenerate all the user profiles, so that the problem is not introduced again.

Issues

References


Last update: 2022-10-07