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Offline InnocentBlood

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Re: NAS for streaming movies and music
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2020, 21:50 »
should you go ahead with your NAS, i would second the idea of installing Roon on your NAS. it's a beautiful music streaming experience that will help you maximise your hardware investment
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Re: NAS for streaming movies and music
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2020, 10:22 »
Thanks sigurros, arsene, tsammyc, Audio and InnocentBlood for recommendation, I have second thought on Synology 918+ now after reading all your comments, might give QNAP 873 8GB a shot when I have time and ready to venture into NAS.
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Re: NAS for streaming movies and music
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2020, 11:09 »
I’m a Synology NAS user. Been on their system for many years and also running Docker apps in the NAS.

when you consider what NAS to buy, you might want to get CPUs that supports Intel QuickSync. This features enables HW decode of H.264 and H.265. If you use clients like Plex and need to transcode 4K movie to play on a device that doesn’t support 4K (eg on your phone or tablet), the weaker CPUs will suffer.

Here is a list of Synology NAS and what transcode formats they support in Plex.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MfYoJkiwSqCXg8cm5-Ac4oOLPRtCkgUxU0jdj3tmMPc

Plex is a very useful server/client platform for movies/tv series.


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Re: NAS for streaming movies and music
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2020, 15:36 »
Thanks kardtoon for the tip.

Bro tsammy, the QNAP 473 specification said that in order to do 4k transcoding, it need an additional entry level graphic card, is that the reason?

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Re: NAS for streaming movies and music
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2020, 16:32 »
Yes, the Celeron series and the AMD BD series have a built in GPU, but the QNAP 473 uses the ND series AMD CPU, which has no GPU. The onboard GPU on the best Celeron processors are just able to do 4K hardware transcoding. When I was looking around, Celeron NAS didn't have HDMI 2.0 output to do 4K/60Hz. A GPU like a Nvidia 1030 is around S$120 and should be able to handle 4K hardware transcoding and HDMI 2.0. More flexible overall.
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