There are several privacy concerns I have with the ToS that Plex has. That and the kerfufle from last fall around the forced data collection policy. The Emby web interface is much more appealing and configurable in my experience. Emby is in general more Open Source than Plex is. For example, AFAIK, Emby does not force all remote content through their servers. You can direct connect to a server with the server address and port, username and login. Completely bypassing the Emby.media servers.
The Credentials of the Accounts are stored on your HDD.
Not in the emby-Cloud.
emby-connect is voluntary.
With PLEX, you have to have a useraccount with PLEX (Cloud-Based), unless you either only stream locally or don’t have any authentication at all
Better parental controls, able to set controls based on device and time limits
Trakt Sync for all users
Multi Part episodes show 1 playback item
Able to see Upcoming TV episodes and even ones that are missing.
Emby support much higher bitrate video and audio
My media server setup simply works. I only ran into an issue when I decided I wanted to use SSL certs instead of just using HTTP even though im not running port 80. I am not a fan of Roku but my folks wont let me put in HTPCs at each TV so I can run Kodi setups. They want a simple solution and Roku usually fits the bill. My server is a good 50 miles from their house but they have symmetrical no cap, 1Gbps FTTH and I have no cap, symmetrical 100Mbps business cable from my apartment complex (the complex has a 10G pipe that gets split across multiple buildings). I recently flashed my aging Asus RT-N56U to OpenWRT so now have access to a plethora of options I havent seen since my days at the local Cicso Academy studying for the CCNA.
So, I thought I would try and lock down access to the server as much as possible from devices outside my network. It already requires a login and password and does not pass directly through the Emby servers. It is a direct connection to my server through my DDNS server. Which I can get a SSL Cert through them if I need to.
Im interested to know why you would not switch to Emby?