Originally Posted by phr0sty
Thanks for this great comparison! If you don't mind, what roles are you using plex and emby for respectively?
I'm still debating on which way I'll go, back to Kodi (great video and skip/ff) or the Plex/Emby route. I'm not in a hurry, as I have both on separate systems and can play around with them
I originally had a KODI setup on a chromebox with TVHeadEnd for OTA DVR, and a "server" using Fedora (vortexbox.org) to rip and hold my DVDs in .mkv format. But a lightning strike took out a few things, chromebox, AVR, switches, modem, etc...basically anything wired to my network.
So I wanted to see if I could just use my Rokus instead building a new Kodi system. I started looking at Plex, as it was coming out with a DVR and Emby already had one. I like supporting projects, so I subbed for both.
I didn't like the skip/ff buffering time on the Roku with the official app, so I tried the FireTv and the MI Box. Skip/ff was good, however I noticed that the video was skipping frames or something on the Android TV boxes. I went to Plex forum and sure enough some others (firetv, nvidia box, mi box) were talking about it (note that many didn't notice). It has to do with the internal player being used. I've tried SPMC app, which improved the video somewhat.
I've been hoping that Plex would come out with a tv guide on the client (currently, you have schedule with a browser). But in the mean time, I created an Emby system to try it out. Really like the way they did the Tv guide. It's not as smooth scrolling the on the Roku, like the FireTv app...but they just released the Roku app a few months ago.
I've switched gears and I'm now playing around with video/cctv software (Motion, zoneMinder, BlueCherry, etc) for the fun of it, and creating an isolated vlan (without internet access) for the cameras, as you never know what is being sent back to home base (i.e. China servers).