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I haven't done bm restore recently, but the last time I was playing around I did three in one day, all successful (to the same client). everyone has different needs and places different demands on their servers too. just like everyone has their own budget constraints :)

 

what is that about 'cut it off' ? if your server is not serving you.... I hope you find a solution that does day in day out...

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Given you are a lot smarter about this than me, comment on this scenario. I rip all of my DVD's to folder format at the moment, but MyMovies also creates a HiProfile MP4

copy. I use this smaller size copy to stream at home and remotely. The quality is good enough for me. 

 

Given it is in mp4 does it have to be transcoded? I was worried a traditional NAS wasn't up to transcoding, so in my situation, is it an issue?

 

If so for now I can just keep my 2011 box running. 

As long as the device that your streaming too can natively play the file then no trans-coding should have to be done and you should be fine, Notice I should should be fine. Most devices do natively support MP4, Just check the specs on each device you want to stream to first. This is more complicated then just the container the video is wrapped in and this is y I just rip everything to MKV now using MakeMKV http://www.makemkv.com/ and let Plex decide what needs trans-coding and what does not, I find this much better then me trying to decide but again you need a Core i5 computer for this setup. Here is some links for you to look at--

 

Is Plex Media Server on a NAS Right for Me?

https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201373793-Is-Plex-Media-Server-on-a-NAS-Right-for-Me-

 

NAS Devices and Limitations

https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201373823-NAS-Devices-and-Limitations

 

Plex NAS Compatibility List

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MfYoJkiwSqCXg8cm5-Ac4oOLPRtCkgUxU0jdj3tmMPc/edit#gid=314388488

 

Just a closing note, I see your looking at the Synology "Play" units if the reason is because you think you can use the built in hardware trans-coding with Plex you cant. That is closed code and only the Synology apps can leverage that as of now. We hope that will change in the future but don't count on it.

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So I'm seeing a hot topic for the meetup for more than one person. 

Yes, If you have not heard then I will just sum it up. The Hotel screwed Dave and the gang so the Meetup is now relocated. For more info read the thread.

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Yes, If you have not heard then I will just sum it up. The Hotel screwed Dave and the gang so the Meetup is now relocated. For more info read the thread.

 

Oh yes, I've already switched hotels too. For the hot topic I meant possibly switching from server to NAS. 

 

Thanks for all the great links. 

As long as the device that your streaming too can natively play the file then no trans-coding should have to be done and you should be fine, Notice I should should be fine. Most devices do natively support MP4, Just check the specs on each device you want to stream to first. This is more complicated then just the container the video is wrapped in and this is y I just rip everything to MKV now using MakeMKV http://www.makemkv.com/ and let Plex decide what needs trans-coding and what does not, I find this much better then me trying to decide but again you need a Core i5 computer for this setup. Here is some links for you to look at--

 

Is Plex Media Server on a NAS Right for Me?

https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201373793-Is-Plex-Media-Server-on-a-NAS-Right-for-Me-

 

NAS Devices and Limitations

https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201373823-NAS-Devices-and-Limitations

 

Plex NAS Compatibility List

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MfYoJkiwSqCXg8cm5-Ac4oOLPRtCkgUxU0jdj3tmMPc/edit#gid=314388488

 

Just a closing note, I see your looking at the Synology "Play" units if the reason is because you think you can use the built in hardware trans-coding with Plex you cant. That is closed code and only the Synology apps can leverage that as of now. We hope that will change in the future but don't count on it.

 

Those are some helpful links, thanks. Funny that the 415 Play is listed as not supporting 720 or 1080p. 

So far looks like it may be easier to just stay with what I have until I have to replace it. 

Hope there are some presentations and discussion on this topic at the meetup. 

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Oh yes, I've already switched hotels too. For the hot topic I meant possibly switching from server to NAS. 

 

Thanks for all the great links. 

 

Those are some helpful links, thanks. Funny that the 415 Play is listed as not supporting 720 or 1080p. 

So far looks like it may be easier to just stay with what I have until I have to replace it. 

Hope there are some presentations and discussion on this topic at the meetup. 

Your welcome. Here is another link I want to post but once again I could not edit my own post for some reason.

 

QNAP TS-451 The Alternative Server by PCDOC

http://thedocsworld.net/qnap-ts-451the-alternative-server/

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I will be having a TS251 (2 bay but same specs as a 451),  a TS-212P (great for plex and backup), a XPenology made out of a D525 (just to learn the differences in the DSM vs QNAP) plus my gen 8 and vm host at the meetup as well as the PIs

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I will be having a TS251 (2 bay but same specs as a 451),  a TS-212P (great for plex and backup), a XPenology made out of a D525 (just to learn the differences in the DSM vs QNAP) plus my gen 8 and vm host at the meetup as well as the PIs

Hi,

Thanks for sharing, You do have to be carefull when you say its great for Plex though because people will purchase this TS-212P thinking they will be able to do Real-Time-Trans-coding of high bit rate files such as Blu-Ray and that's just not true. Here is a YouTube video review of the TS-212P: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmJRImJX6XE And Lon does test out Plex on it.

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You are correct. But since already transcode with handbrake to my desired format it does serve them up fine. Simply put ARM = no transcoding.

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You are correct. But since already transcode with handbrake to my desired format it does serve them up fine. Simply put ARM = no transcoding.

Correct, Thank you for clearing that up for everyone following this thread that does not no.

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