The delay is visible; noticeable. It's nit-picky I know. Mainly because the delay has no feedback for the user. Under stable it has the spinner whereas in 4.0.7a there's nothing (looks like it froze/paused) and then the emby loading video. My LAN and my Kodi box (MECOOL KI PRO) are Gigabit. With direct access, there's no delay; screen goes black instantly and playback starts. I'm going to repair the library and re-test resume and then try to capture timings from "continue watching" vs hub/library/poster view.
EDIT: Stable build is roughly the same; I think it's the lack of user feedback that gives the impression of being slow. However, that being said, neither stable or beta in add-on mode are as fast as direct-access; the latter is easily milliseconds in time, can't even finish saying "one-Mississippi" before it's playing. Not scientific, I know, it's more a butt-dyno thing.
Understood. I think I can squeeze the busy dialog in there somewhere.
That's why Embuary is the skin to use It shows a nice loading circle in the corner, thanks to sualfred.