Take your pick. I have several different pieces of hardware running the Emby server. Most of them are do it yourself types. Probably the easiest way to do it is run Ubuntu on an Amlogic box and install the server on that one. One of my older Amlogic S905 has gigbit Ethernet, but the newer Amlogic S905X only have FAST Ethernet.
So, since the Amlogic boxes with the S905 SoC is not readily available, the Amlogic S905X is the next best choice for the Emby server. The $40 US Mini M8S II is what I predominately use for my Server, running Ubuntu 16.04.
Thanks for the response - I am sure there will be people who see this and jump on it - but it seems a bit more cumbersome than what I want to get into. The lack of USB3 and high speed wireless connectivity in the hardware make things even more of a n issue than learning LINUX would be for me.
Well - that's nice, but now I would need to buy yet another new box, set up a keyboard/trackpad/mouse to go with it, buy a good SD card to go in it (for LINUX), install and learn LINUX (or at least the correct command line items) , then configure Emby for LINUX.
Of course, there is no 5Ghz WiFi, and the 2 USB ports look like they are not USB3.
It IS an option. But honestly, since PLEX has somewhat of a foothold already - I will just work with the hardware and software that I already own. There seems to be a lot less headache, and investments in time and money. Now if I did not already have the hardware to work - and did not already know that PLEX can be kind of forced to do audio books, I might very well take this as an option. I don't really want another item plugged into my switch and running wire either... but 2.4 wireless...
All in all, Emby has made the effort with plenty of other platforms - and it seems they think that's just plenty at this moment in time. Who knows - maybe in a few years if they are still around they will think about throwing us a bone and if I hear about it, I might come back if I am not already invested elsewhere. I'm certainly not going to hold my breath with the smoke they are blowing in regards to "like to in the future" remarks.
I guess I just will have to force PLEX to do what I want and stay put.