Thanks for the thought dansblackcat. Right now here is my setup:
WMC computer runs the WMC add on for Emby. It is running Windows 7 SP1
My files are all on a Windows 2016 server and that is where the Windows server component of Emby is located.
I have tried turning off the firewall on the 2016 box but didn't help.
Now here's a note. I am determining if something is playing the file direct vs transcoding if the bar showing how far into the video i am that it shows 0 to 0 and the bullet or whatever where the video is at is always all the way to the right side of the bar. When it's playing direct will show from 0 to 1:50 or whatever as an example and the button starts on the left and works it's way across. I say this as either way it shows Buffering for a few seconds on the start of a video which in some of the screens indicates its transcoding which it isn't or wasn't. I say this because certain WMV's in the share show like 0 ---- 1:50 and others show 0----0. Hope that makes sense.
Should also note on the password protected sharing, the script the XBox runs to connect to the UNC path's contains a network username and password. I'll have to check thought to see if anything was changed.
Edited by syarbrou1, 12 August 2019 - 06:42 PM.