Good news for setting up a Portable Media Server System that will certainly last over 6 hours (and I am guessing a lot more) using the hardware setup as described above, but using a Samsung S8+ (Android 9) as the server device. Portable drives however can not be greater than 2TB. Using hard disks greater than 2 TB will not mount on the Samsung S8+ (but can on the S10), nor can disks formatted as NTFS work on either device - even when using the Paragon NTFS/exFAT software - as Emby cannot access the drives via Paragon at this time. So, drives must be formatted as exFAT.
This evening I connected 8 devices playing simultaneously (with no freezing, or any other blips) from an Emby Android Server on the S8+, with 4 of them transcoding and the other 4 playing direct.
Emby on Android TV and Emby on the Fire Stick 4k and Emby running on the S8+ itself, all worked fine, but each of these needed to be transcoded.
I am very much looking forward to the Emby Android Server being fixed by the developers to run on Android 10 on the Samsung S10, so as to be able to work with disks greater than 2TB. I am excited for Emby that they may be able to release this product in the near future, if they choose.
This setup IMHO, may be the only media solution available, that has a sophisticated server and with many varied devices running as clients, as a totally portable one - and of course also able to be shared with powered devices. Airplanes and hotel rooms now have a single solution for my family and friends viewing pleasure.
Huge congratulations to the team at EMBY.
Edited by jscheeren, 23 January 2020 - 05:35 PM.