Folder Sync

Modified on Tue, 13 Sep 2022 at 05:17 AM

Folder sync allows you to copy content to folders and external hard drives, for backup as well as archiving in multiple resolutions.

When content is archived in multiple resolutions, Emby apps will automatically choose the version that is most efficient for them. This will help relieve stress on your server's CPU.


To install folder sync, open the Emby Server Plugins Menu.
Click the Catalog Tab at the top of the page to access to Emby Plugin catalog. Folder sync should be available in both the he Top Plugins row and the bottom Sync row. Click it to open the Install page. Select the current Release and then the Install button.

Restart Emby Server.

After restart open the plugin menu to access folder sync.

Add Folders

Once installed, it's time to start adding Folders. These folders are destinations that you'd like to sync to, such as an external hard drive or network share.

Add a folder by entering the path and giving it a display name. You can also choose whether or not to limit sync access to specific users.

Ready to Sync

Once a sync folder has been added, it will then show as as an available destination when creating sync jobs:


Once synced, Emby apps will automatically use the additional media sources when possible. For example, suppose you have a high bitrate movie that requires transcoding to Roku. By syncing to a folder and selecting a conversion profile that is compatible with Roku, the Roku app can then direct stream the synced version rather than transcoding the original.

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