Previously known as Media Browser Server, Emby Server facilitates the communication and data transfer between your PC and DLNA-compliant devices in your network, enabling you to enjoy videos, music and photos on any platform.
With its help, you can stream multimedia content to a compatible device that has a dedicated client installed, such as Emby Theater, Media Browser Classic or XBMC (now known as Kodi), which require an API key in order to initiate the connection.
Furthermore, the developers provide media clients or plugins for Roku, Samsung Smart TVs and MediaPortal, allowing fast access to the media library. And thanks to the available mobile apps for devices running on iOS, Android, Windows Phone or Windows 8, you can pick up exactly where you left off, regardless of your location.
The server offers a secure and comfortable way to organize and manage your multimedia library, as well as keep an eye on the initiated connections. Moreover, it takes care of the file transfers and the transcoding process, ensuring compatibility with the target device without requiring prior conversion.
Media Browser Server features a web-based interface that requires any modern web browser to run. From the dashboard, you can easily change the server configuration, create and manage users, add media to the library and delete existing files, download and attach subtitles, artwork and metadata information to the media folders, extract chapter images and many more.
Media Browser Server allows media file sharing and streaming between multiple devices and platforms. It is a UPnP media server that allows data sharing over the network, without requiring advanced configuration.
Thanks to the path substitution technology, clients can be allowed direct access to the server, which facilitates direct playback, without additional resource usage to transcode content.