I read the documentation on Emby’s site and decided to give it a go. I’m not realy into watching series / movies all that often, but it would be nice to host my own video’s somewhere, so I actually watch them without sitting down at my Archive PC.
So I bothered to grab the official Rock-on and configure it, which seems to work fine. Added some media to it, enabled DLNA, tried it on my browser and all seems fine. Play-to shows both my Receiver and my Sony Blu-ray player which has media server support as well as MiraCast for video. (The AVR only does Audio DLNA & MiraCast music)
The thing is, while Emby seems to find my devices, and playing to them from DLNA-request is enabled, it doesn’t actually work. Neither does the Blu-Ray player detect the Emby Service. While it does find others (other NAS, DLNA service on the Modem etc) I bothered to disable all other DLNA servers to free up ports, to no avail.
So I found that DLNA actually only works on a single subnet. I do have two “routers” but I have them on one subnet, and a home-one at that (10.0.0.x) The second router does not use the WAN port and has DHCP disabled. The gateway resides at 10.0.0.1 and the secondary router (well, more unmanaged switch + wifi) at 10.0.0.10. The Rock-stor box is hooked up to the second router and has IP 10.0.0.12. Next to it, a PC at 10.0.0.13, which can actually be found on DLNA, if the Windows 10 service wasn’t so bad… Anyway, it gets detected, you can browse it, runs into errors when you actually try to serve a file.
Connecting my phone to the 2nd routers Wifi (5Ghz only, so there’s no confusion since it’s name differently) doesn’t make a difference, cannot find the DLNA service.
(I) Does Emby DLNA actually work for anyone?
I tried adding port forwarding / triggering as well, but I might have been doing it wrong. (II) Should I bother with TCP ports for DLNA on the same Subnet with UPnP enabled? There’s also a thing called Protocol Independant Multi-cast (Sparse or Dense mode) but it seem it is not supported by either my Router (unmanaged switch) or Modem. (III)Would that (PIM) be required?
(IV) Would it help to split off my Rockstor from the 2nd Router and hook it up to a second (dumb) switch? (I would have to get one specifically to test this, all the ones I have are in use)
(V) Did I perhaps miss a setting, a docker port setting perhaps, an hidden Emby config, UID rights settings, etc?
Many thanks for sticking with me through this issue, looking forward to the replies!