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If I have Emby running on my Roku tv or iPhone, can I turn off the computer the server is running on?


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Basically if I’m watching a show on Roku or my iPhone and turn the computer that the server is running on, will the videos still play (including the next episodes)?

 

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Only what is already buffered or explicitly downloaded, I would assume, and even then I'm not sure how far the client can go without checking in with the server.

However, I'm not clear of the details in all circumstances; for instance, I don't know whether all streaming comes via the server, or whether there are circumstances in which the client takes data directly from network storage - but I'm pretty sure that even if that happens the server still has some control.  I can't imagine "next episode" working without it.

But note that my comments are those of an interested technically-minded outsider, and not authoritative!

Paul

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Hi.  The short answer is no.  The system is designed as client/server with the apps talking to the server for a number of operations during use/playback.

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