Kodi DSPlayer – DirectShow Player for Windows
Yes, Emby could be considered a competitor to Kodi. Using a dedicated server on your media computer to organize your media may be preferable to allowing Kodi or a MySQL database do it. The content is accessed by using a remote client. Kodi can be an Emby client by using the Emby for Kodi add-on. I think this add-on is compatible with all skins, but some skins are better designed to work with the add-on.

Emby for Kodi works well with DSPlayer but requires path substitution is used for all sources. This is described in the set-up guide.

So, Emby/Plex are server/client applications, while Kodi is best described as a standalone media frontend/server.

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Lockup on STOP issue resolved! - by MKANET - 2015-04-11, 21:59
RE: 4G aware patch - by MagikMark - 2015-09-08, 03:27
RE: Kodi DSPlayer – DirectShow Player for Windows - by Warner306 - 2015-10-08, 01:56
Alt-F4 no longer quits - by JeffA - 2015-10-31, 20:38