Up until today I quite enjoyed my first steps with emby as a replacement of my former MediaPortal based media center. What I especially love is that my media center, a regular PC, can now stream to my chromecast, thus freeing up an HDMI port on the TV and allowing me to move the PC away from said TV.
However, I can't figure out how to play DVDs I put into the emby server's DVD drive. No luck searching the forums, either. It seems people generally assume DVD to mean either DVD file structures or ISOs (or starting to talk about BluRay which is'n my concern) instead of... you know... the round physical discs. I don't want to rip all of those. I tried making a library "DVD" of type "Movies" and added the optical drives to that. However, opening that from either the web app or the Android app just shows two VIDEO_TS "folders" with a play button that only leads to an error. The app even says that playback of a DVD folder structure is experimental - while I was hoping for a behaviour more akin to VLC and such (letting me open the drive as a medium). So... what's the way to get DVDs to be played and streamed?
Maybe I should add that I also bought emby premiere today to see if there were any more apps that might accomplish this but it seems that only allows actual usage of the apps I can browse. None of which, to be honest, are of any interest to me. Neither are the download options or basically anything Premiere provides ^^ And I don't mean that as criticism, I can see why others are interested in those things. All I care for is a list of stuff I can play and being able to browse and play it. I don't need preview pics, scene images, ... I'd be fine with lists. Also it's nice I can do this from anywhere when I'm out and about. And, well, I'd like to play my DVDs (locally) But I'd be happy to have premiere even if it's just to support the devs.
Thanks for listening and to anybody who can help me out!
PS: Also maybe, Let's Encrypt should maybe be integrated directly. I really don't want to have IIS running just for that. But that's more of a suggestion