I wanted to share my experimentation with an old generation HDHR3-US (HDHomeRun) which is an NON DLNA device. My goal is to try and centralize all video related activities to emby as much as possible, and that includes better integration with "Live TV", auto-transcode, etc. Being stuck with an older gen HDHomeRun, I was previously relying on the good old NextPVR for the recording piece.
It turns out that the more recent versions of NextPVR now has a feature which enables it to "proxy" the streams as DLNA!
So here is what I did :
1- Point emby to new live tv tuner M3U source: http://nextpvr_server:8866/channels
2- Share the xmltv file which I had setup for the NextPRV server
3- Point the XMLTV provider in emby to this shared file
4- Map channels from the m3u tuner to the xmltv channels
5- Remove NextPVR Plugin
6- Cancel NextPVR Recordings
7- Schedule recordings in emby
8- Setup auto-transcode options, etc
It's not the most efficient method to record, as the video stream had to be read by the NextPvr host, which streams it over to the emby server, but my 2 servers are on a 1gbps switch so this won't hurt internet browsing (even at 30mbps).
I wonder if there are ways to setup VLC or some other software locally to avoid the 2 hops.
Anyhow, I'll see how this works (or not) in the long run...!