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flof posted a topic in LinuxHello Emby community! So today I decided to give Emby a try in order to maybe replace Plex that I have been using for years. So far, I loved almost everything about Emby (maybe not the fact that we can't change the green accent in the AndroidTV app, but that's a story for another day ). I have one question though, for which I couldnt seem to find precise info. I run all my services from a machine in my house, which runs OpenMediaVault (i.e. Debian). I use Docker for most of the services, with bridge mode for their network interface. I also have, among those services, an Nginx container that serves as a reverse-proxy, so I can access my services more easily. The OpenMediaVault web interface proposes the option to connect using a self-signed SSL certificate, which I decided to use when I set it all up. I then re-used this same SSL certificate for all my other reverse-proxies, by mounting the certificate files as read-only into the Nginx container, so that I only had one exception to add to my browsers in order to reach all my services like so: https://servicename.hostname.lan So far, so good, as I only access these services from my home lan, and since I used Plex until now, I never had to mess with secure remote access: since the connection is routed through their servers, it was an easy setup with no configuration on my side (only authorizing the default Plex port for outgoing connections in my machine's iptables as well as ESTABLISHED,RELATED incoming connections, then once it was connected I had nothing more to do for their servers to detect my machine, not even setting port redirection on my router or allowing anything through my router's firewall). But now, I'd like to switch to Emby, and here's my question: am I not able to allow secure remote access if I don't have a domain name pointing to my home router's IP? What else could I do? I can post the nginx configs (with purged personal info) if needed. Many thanks in advance!
With my kids off to college and my wife and I often travelling, I decided to give remote access/streaming a try. The only glitch I encountered was that I needed to bypass cloudflare. Once I did that Emby 3.0.7200.0 connected and streamed (direct) flawlessly from a Foxconn R20-S4 Atom 330 dual-core with 2GB memory and SSD disk running Windows Homeserver 2011 (through a Linksys E2000 w/ddt-wrt v24-sp2 and Comcast 25mbs service) to my college kid's PC across the state. Her comment was "better than YouTube." She was streaming the Bablylon 5 series (MPEG-4 720x480, AC-3) which I have on a 1TB WD USB drive attached to the Homeserver. CPU rarely went above 25% and total memory ran about 50% (while logged in to the remote Windows GUI). Nice job.