UPDATE: Switching to internal storage allowed me to download my old recordings from my PC to my phone while both were connected to my home WiFi. Yeah!
On the cruise ship, the WiFi is too slow to play new recordings even at a playback internet speed of 144p (192kbps). Boo!
My best workaround - to first download the shows - failed with downloads again stuck in "ready to transfer" regardless of where I tried to store the recordings on either phone. Boo!
I am currently working around the issue by (1) converting the files on my PC, (2) moving the converted files to a OneDrive folder, (3) downloading the files from OneDrive to my phone, then (4) playing the files using VLC. Yeah!
I know it's a lot of steps, but at least now I can watch new recordings while Emby is (hopefully) fixing the transfer issue.
EDIT: I was able to greatly improve the workflow of my workaround using the Folder Sync plugin to my OneDrive folder. Thank you Luke!
Edited by drsalzman, 12 February 2019 - 11:00 AM.