Yes. That's exactly correct. I selected mixed content for the video library.
I do find those categories rather arbitrary. Although Kodi just has Movies *or* TV, so Emby is not as restrictive as Kodi.
Then again, MythTV doesn't care about that at all, as long as it's video. And MythTV''s library scan engine is hugely superior to that of Emby or Kodi.
I just got a Roku, so I'd like to use it to serve up video and music, but MYthTV doesn't have a Roku app (well, exept for the MythRokuPlayer ( https://forums.roku....hp?f=28&t=33704 ) which requires significant work to set up and is beta quality at best. What's worse is that MythTV's DLNA server doesn't play well with Roku Media Player or any other Roku media app.
Kodi's restrictive files policy drove me to Emby, but it's not much better (and there are apparently other issues -- which is what I'm trying to resolve here in this thread).
If I can';t get Emby to play nice (or at least consistently), I guess I'll go with Plan A (a mini PC as a MythTV front-end), but it doesn't have Acorn TV support (a subscription I received as a gift), but the Roku Express was only $30 and I have more HDMI ports (in addition to the ones for my Tivo and Roku) on my receiver.
In any case, I'll keep pounding on Emby for a while (although I'm disappointed to see that 'shuffle all' is unavailable and Emby's playlists won't support my 20,000 music tracks anyway) and see how well I can get Emby working with the Roku, as I hate not being able to make technology work properly.
In any case, all that said, I'm still really confused as to what's causing Emby's inconsistent library behavior with folders.
Hopefully I can work that through before I go and buy a MythTV front end. Which has significantly broader codec support and pretty seamless on-thje-fly transcoding.
Do you have any thoughts about creating separate libraries for each genre of video and putting them in a collection? Might that give me a better shot at having all my folders (each of which contains significant numbers of sub-folders) be recognized as folders rather than useless "video" files?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!