I have Emby Server running on an RPi3, working well:
- the RPi3 is plugged right into my router
- the RPi3 has a static IP
- a 4TB external HDD is attached to the RPi3 via USB
- all is well
My question is there any advantage to defining the "Optional Network Path" when I add my libraries? I've read the wiki, and it seems to be saying that setting an ONP when you add a library allows apps to bypass the Emby Server and access the files directly --- but when I access my Emby Server on Kodi, or the android app, I seem to have direct access to those files already.
My questions are...
- What am I missing about how the ONP works?
- Does setting it at the time you add a library somehow make playing the media faster?