May 5, 2022, 3:11pm
Firstly, thanks again for fixing the 10.25" Android screen ratio, I have just come back from a longish drive and looks great!
My question is how does the sync actually work? Emby to be precise in my instance. I have noticed a ton of albums have zero tracks and some albums as little as one or two. Does Symfonium actively sync or is it a manual operation?
I synced originally about 2 weeks ago.
Sync is automatic as long as there’s something Symfonium can detect like a change of media count.
You can force sync at any moment see below.
Symfonium tries to automatically sync your data when there’s changes, unfortunately not everything can be detected like metadata updates or playlist updates.
You can force a sync for a media provider at any time.
From the filter menu
Press the filter menu then press the Sync button for the provider you want to update. Some providers support differential sync, to force a full sync long press the Sync button.
From the Manage media providers settings page
Press the 3 dots b…
Of course be sure that you have not enabled some filters like favorites only
On most screens Symfonium have a small header above the content lists that allows you to filter or configure how to display and sort the data.
Depending on the screen not all buttons can be present.
Each screen remember it’s sorting preference, select the same row again to invert the order (ascending → descending)
Each screen may offer contextual filters, like favorite only, only album artist, …
Most screens propose different display modes, for the grid modes, y…
Or some library filters or only offline filter with your data belonging to multiple libraries
Symfonium propose a consolidated view of all your media providers and their libraries.
There might be times where you want to filter the visible data to only show specific libraries or media that are only available offline for example.
Note: A lot of screens also have contextual filters that only apply to them. See
[Wiki] How to sort, filter and configure display modes in library views
You can do that easily in most screen by just pressing the global filter button on the top right of the scr…
Else please provide logs when forcing a sync (and debug mode enabled) and give details about what is missing where.
May 5, 2022, 5:01pm
What a reply! Thank you bud, I will go out to the car and have a play tomorrrow!
BTW by default Symfonium remove empty albums, so it’s probably some filter active.
May 5, 2022, 6:12pm
Thank you, I will find out later
May 6, 2022, 4:28pm
Hi! Very hard to type on my car screen but I have sent you some logs as all my albums are missing some/all tracks. I tried resync and nothing happens when I press the button.
Please let me know if you need more info
Unfortunately there’s no attachements to the email
May 6, 2022, 6:55pm
I have just run out to the car and sent them again… fingers crossed!
Got them, will look into that later.
Can you just give details about what songs are missing from what album so I can find in those logs?
May 6, 2022, 8:30pm
Well, all albums I have looked at have zero or 1 track in them but for something specific the album 38 special by 38 special is empty but on emby it is not
Ok so from the logs the last successful sync synced 25 999 songs but your library is 209 350 and the sync seems quite slow don’t know the kind of connection on your car or on your Emby server.
At the speed from those logs a full sync is like 30 minutes, will be hard to have fast enough connection to sync all that without powering off your car before.
TL;DR your collection is huge and it never finished I do not see any other error / filters in the logs
May 7, 2022, 12:01pm
so the sync would have to complete fully in one go before it would be able to update? The wifi is 4G/5G or local connection to my network.
1, Once fully synced would the subsequent additional music files be quick?
2, it is not possible to continue syncing once in the car?
3, is there a way of seeing sync progress?
Thanks so much for looking and sorry for the questions!
May 7, 2022, 2:47pm
1, is that something that can be made friendly your end or Emby end?
2, understand, yes that is when the car switches off
3, when I click update on Emby in “Manage Media Properties” nothing happens? there is no animation? spinning wheel or anything? It is the same on my phone, but if I go into Emby and then press update I get the spinning wheel.
May 7, 2022, 3:04pm
I would prefer not to but would consider storing my music in two locations for better syncing, what is best to work with for Symfonium as I am not moving players.
I’m sorry but I do not understand the question.
May 7, 2022, 3:12pm
Sorry, I did not explain myself very well.
Symfonium syncs with many media providers, is there a “best” “fastest” if I were to consider duplicating my library to another media provider?
The only one that properly have everything is Kodi including very fast sync but no transcoding and not really secured for external access.
Usually very large collections are split into multiple libraries and some are excluded from the sync. 210K songs frequently updated is not a very common case
May 7, 2022, 3:32pm
OK, I understand, I have just sent you a log from my phone, it only took 20 mins to sync are you able to tell me if all tracks are synced ok please?
If I add some albums will Symfonium have to sync my entire library or just the new stuff?
Again, many thanks