Frequently Asked Questions
Why fork Emby? Why did you start this project?
We explain our rationale on our about page.
Why don't you support my favorite client or feature?
Chances are, we'd like to support it! But it hasn't been implemented yet. Jellyfin is an entirely volunteer-driven project, so until a developer is able and willing to implement a feature, it likely won't be done. We track our features on our Fider instance, so please check that out, upvote the features you like, and add your own requests. If you're a developer and are interested in helping out, please hack away and let us know on Matrix so we can help.
I'm having problems with Jellyfin, how do I get help?
Please see our getting help page for details on where to engage the community.
How can I contribute to this project?
Please see our contributing guide page for details on how to get started. We are always looking for C# and frontend developers, mobile app developers, translators, and documentation writers to help!
How do I request a new feature?
Please see our requesting features page for details in requesting a new feature in Jellyfin.
How do I support this project?
All we can ask is you use Jellyfin, report any bugs, and tell your friends about us! Really, we're just people volunteering our time to help build a better media system, so joining the community is the best way to show your support. We do offer a donations page on OpenCollective, however please note that these funds are only used for infrastructure. All our developers are unpaid volunteers on principle.