Best Answer thejacer87 , 04 August 2017 - 09:29 PM
I think this is what you want.
To have your clients play directly from your SMB server you need to set up Emby Server to use the SMB server as your library source.
Then in the client set the Emby for Kodi addon to use Direct Path playback.
This should allow you to browse your media from your Emby server and play back your media from your SMB server.
yep, that's what i want. i figured out the issue. on the emby server, for the "(Optional) Shared Network Folder" i had the emby server IP, not the samba server IP. I fixed that, flipped the switch in kodi, and smb playback is working as expected.
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