Hopefully I have the right area. I have been trying to figure out the best way to setup my Emby server so that I can connect remotely behind a VPN (currently using PIA w/ OpenVPN GUI) or if there is an easier way to simply encrypt my traffic. I basically want to share my server with one person, but I don't want my ISP to be able to see everything that the other person may be watching. Or if I connect remotely when away from home and stream from my server, I want the assurance that only I know what is being viewed.
I am looking for the easiest way to achieve this, but whenever I turn on my VPN, I cannot connect remotely. I have setup a static IP by using PIA in conjunction with OpenVPN, but it is the IP to one of PIA's servers, so I'm not sure how to route this or how to go about the port forwarding. It would be nice to have PIA always connected (I can use a static IP to one of their servers so that the IP doesn't change with each connect, but not sure if this purpose serves anything) and be able to connect to Emby remotely, stream with encryption. Another big perk would be to have all my home devices connect to one another on my network, without having to turn off the VPN. Not sure if any of this is possible.