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First thanks for the great videos on the site and for any help you all can provide. The videos helped convince my brother and I to jump into the NAS World.
But I am about to blow my brains out!
I have spent hours scouring you tube and the internet looking for simple clear step by step advice on how to
(1) move my music library from iTunes to the NAS. Should I mirror the library on my old iMac? Give up on iTunes and go all in on either Audio Station or maybe Plex? If I move exactly which files must be part of the migration? Why use the iTunes server app on the NAS - does it offer advantages over audio station? Or should I skip the Synology apps and go straight to Plex?
(2) Same questions essentially for photos and home videos. They are a mess now and in different file formats some that the iMac will not read (think old camera phone videos from 18 years ago). Mirror iPhoto or move it all to the NAS? I assume it will be best to go to Moments to have that program clean up and organize things. At that point do I move the cleaned and organized files to photo station?
I am surprised there is not more hand holding in Synology's setup to help newbies like myself. Any help or guidance or resources would be appreciated.
Thanks again for the videos
Hi ,I have qnap 469l pro, with 4x4tb drives , running in 5, my main us is home entertainment, 3 tvs,NUC i7, 1 Android box,2 Bose soundtouch and a number of iPads/ laptops.
Several cat 5e points running through standard plus net router ( suppler of internet service), NAS located in large cupboard.
Use Plex and Kodi on devices.
Issues ,slow connection buffering on devices ( wired) old NAS.
Would like to update NAS, have Bluetooth via usb.
I am not a experienced on matters of NAS but manage ok , due to having time being retired
I've found the information you provide on your site and on videos posted on Youtube very helpful. Thanks for your work.
I'm new to music streaming. I have a SONOS PORT device that I'm using to stream from Spotify. Next step is to rip the ample (600-700) family CD collection and move the data to a NAS for streaming purposes. Based on the information I've seen you present and what I've seen on the Synology site, I've been focusing on the Synology DS220+. 3.5 years ago in a video you posted on the subject of choosing a NAS for purposes of streaming with SONOS devices, you suggested the DS216+ as a viable option. In the intervening years, is there any new information to indicate that the DS220+ isn't a reasonably equivalent choice? Is there something else you might suggest I consider? I also plan to use this device for basic backup of family computers (including a fair number of photos that I'd like to organize), of which there are four.
Besides the additional capacity, does the DS720+ give me anything, feature-wise that might be useful enough for me to consider?
I reside in the U.S.
Thanks in advance.
Looking for some advice on my first NAS for the items mentioned in the title, I was thinking of the DS220+, all plex use will be local and probably be in 1080 as opposed to 4K, but I do have an nvidia shield tv pro so could this take the pressure off the NAS if I want 4K streaming in the future?
Synology Web site does not show DS920+ as capable of 4K transcoding yet it's showing the DS918+ is shown cabable 4K transcoding. Thought the DS920+ is more up to date than the DS918+ so am a little confussed. Is this true ? If it is true what should what I go for instead ?
I have tried to create hard links to the /photo default shared folder in DSM. The links appear in /photo but I cant see the photos from the linked folders in Photostation. I did just the other day discover the enable Allow symbolic links within shared folders seitch in file services and have turned that on. I have been using the command similar to mount --bind /volume1/SharedFolder/Set1/ /volume1/photo/Test123. I have then reindexed the photostation app but cant see photos. Any ideas please. Been trying for months as I also use lightroom and need to sync external drives containing specialist drone footage rather than having to duplicate copies to /photo
I am trying to buy a NAS. I'm beginner to this. After watching a few of your YouTube videos, I have a few questions.
1. 2 Desktop/Laptop + 4 Mobiles + TV [1080p-not planning to upgrade to 4k any time soon]
2. Mostly for Picture, videos backups + Movie Storage
3. Watching movies/Videos on above devices
1. Do I need transcoding? [My files are mostly in 720p or 1080p]
2. Is it better to have 2+5 Bay [DS720+ with DX517] or 4 Bay [DS920+] performance wise? I am planning to use 8TB HDDs with BTFS & SHR.
3. If I add DX517 later, do I have to increase the RAM of DS720+?
Thanks in advance
looking at synology latest gen products and watching this channel's vids I see plex is probably not the right solution to stream high bitrate 4k movies assuming the plex server is on the NAS of course (specifiaclly reffering to the 220+/720+ vids about 4k)
I am still looking for a way to at least play high bitrate movies (usually around 60Mb/sec - this is what UHD BD avg usually has). so if not plex, and I dont want a streamer of any other extra device, and just want my TV to play a file from the NAS - what options do I have? will DLNA do the trick? I dont care about the movies UI of plex or any type of transcoding. I just want to be able to play my 4K content straight from the NAS to my TV without hickups.
can you reccomend a way of doing so?
BTW my TV is an OLED LG C9
I've followed several of your video tutorials and set up my DS220+. Can you help please? I have created a shared folder on the NAS and mapped it to Z : on my PC and I want to use this folder to be my main working folder for photo editing with photoshop and luminar. I also want to be able to show those photos on my TV on the same network but the TV will only see the 3 Media Server created folders "photo", "video" and "music". I don't want to have to copy the photos from the shared folder to the media folder. Am I missing something? Thanks for a great series.
This video (https://youtu.be/Lk0N0M5MLLc?t=340) shows that Synology Moments is supposed to play videos right in the app. But on both my Pixel 3 and my wife's S10e, when tapping on a video to play, we get prompted with a "select which app to play this video in".
We're both connected to the same server, so I'm wondering if there's a server-side setting that I need to change. I can't imagine that Synology would remove that functionality if at one point it did play videos, as shown in the video linked above.
Thanks for the help.
Hi everyone, here’s the photo setup I’m trying to accomplish in Moments: 2 separate personal accounts that store individual photos from before 2013 & a family account where all photos/videos since ‘13 are stored. I enabled the shared library, so I can be logged into my personal account and see my photos as well as our family shared photos. Both my wife and I are backing our iPhones up to the family account (Home>Family>Drive>Moments). The issue is that I have to do a manual copy from the Family account to the /Photos folder for the pics and videos to show up in the shared library. Taking all this into consideration, I’m wondering the best way to sync the Family Moments folder with the /Photo folder. Is it better to symlink the Family moments folder to the /Photo folder or create a script that runs nightly to copy its contents to /Photo? Ideally I would like to prevent duplicate copies (same photos in the Family Moments folder and the /Photo folder). Help please :D
Wanted to ask for some advice with a QNAP NAS. I have the TS219P II. I really want to be able to share some of my personal videos with friends and family. I puts some videos on the NAS and created a share link. But when I view this link.. I can't get it to stream the video. It plays the clip.. but with audio only.. no video. Are there specific video types that I need to have my clips in so they can be streamed? These are small SD clips.. so nothing crazy. Is there a setting I'm missing that will allow the NAS to stream the clips..and transcode if needed? Thanks much! -Peter
Is there a workable solution in the UK? I have a Synology DS216+II (hardware transcoder) running Plex. I would like to connect a TV tuner so as I can watch / record live TV (using Plex). I have tried (and returned) a Silicondust HDHomeRun CONNECT DUO (https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BFNRGN9). This would not work without major buffering issues. My thinking is that I need hardware transcoding built into the tuner, but this does not seem to be available in the UK. Does anybody have any ideas?
I've just bought a QNAP TS 673 and want to set up a dedicated Plex server with 2 of the drives. - It has 4 WD Red Pro 6Tb and 2 WD Red Pro 8Tb
I was thinking that using SSD(s) for cache acceleration might be a good idea as might a graphics card.
Please can you advise
1. Will ssd's be beneficial for my usage
2. Is it better to use the 2 inbuilt M2 SATA slots or use a QNAP PCLe expansion which takes 2 SSD'slots and also adds 10Gb ethernet
3. What size SSD's should I use and how many
4. Is it worth adding a Video card and if so which do you recommend
So I work for a small company and we just bought a custom Synology ds1819 in order to store all the video footage that we record. I'd like to find out if there is software out there that I can use in tandem with our NAS in order to log our footage in a way that we can bulk tag files, as well as have the ability to search let's say, "apple" and have all the footage we've tagged "apple" come up. Also if we'd be able to preview video files without having to download them, that would be ideal.
I called Synology support and they said that they currently don't have anything like that, so I was hoping to find software out there that can do it instead. I just don't know what to even google to find this kind of program.
Sorry if this doesn't make sense or if this is not the place to ask. Please let me know when you can, thank you!
I've chosen the QNAP TVS-872XT for a variety of reasons but I have couple of questions I can't find an answer to... Maybe you can help?
1. Video Transcoding: Can I transcode a 1080p ProRes LT .mov file to 1080p (h264) .mp4 with that NAS? And will I be able to automate the process from a portable HDD in the front "USB copy" port?
(the reason I'm unsure is because I read you can only transcode down resolution ie from 4K to 1080 but I'm uncertain about 1080 to 1080)
I am looking for a NAS as a small music server. I am using a Buffalo Link station at present. My library is small compared with others. It currently is 250gb of Flac I do not see this going beyond 500 gb
I have seen a set up where someone had set up a music server using the DS218j. Whilst I am sure this does the job well, I prefer the appearance of the Play version. The set up I saw was using Plex to sort his libraries which I liked and would want to include this feature. Most of the time I will play back through a Sonos system. I do not visulalise wanting to connect to the NAS externally (outside my home) so all my equipment will play the Flac media.
So will the DS218 play suit my purpose, and if I set it up on 1 disc can I add a second later and arrange it in a raid situation so that I have a back-up if one disk fails.