media server

A media server refers either to a dedicated computer appliance or to a specialized application software, ranging from an enterprise class machine providing video on demand, to, more commonly, a small personal computer or NAS (Network Attached Storage) for the home, dedicated for storing various digital media (meaning digital videos/movies, audio/music, and picture files). This can also mean that these servers are specialized for media for streaming

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  1. Filbert

    Problem moving to DSM 7 with Logitech Media Server

    I'm trying to move to DSM 7 from 6.2.4 and I get a warning about incomaptible packages and Logitech Media Server is listed and I can't proceed. I used to run LMS as a community package but now I run it under Docker. I thought that the reason to move LMS to Docker was to isolate it from DSM. I...
  2. R

    Decouple Advanced Media Extensions from Media Server

    Hello, I'm currently running dsm 7.0 on my DS220+ and want to upgrade to 7.1. However, 7.1 wants me to sign in with a synology account so that I can accept the new license agreement for the AAC and HEVC codecs (advanced media extensions package). I have zero interest in creating a synology...
  3. S

    Unable to see Diskstation media server on Windows file manager

    On my laptop I have somehow enabled an icon with Synology logo that shows the contents of my media server (DS211) named diskstation, the contents are photos,videos & music. I would like to set this up the same on my other PC.As per pic. I am able to map drives etc, but cannot replicate what I...
  4. L

    Some packages got broken and are not installable anymore - pgsql issue

    Hello Linux / syno noob here :) It seems I had a crash with my DS920 and may have lost some files during it When I restarted, DSM 7 showed lots of errors regarding my packages (all of them used to work properly prior to it) I managed to repair some of them but some others did not work, and when...
  5. fredbert

    Package Plex v1.24.2 on DSM 7 brings back 'Plex Media Server' in shared folder

    Probably late to this party but I've just updated to the latest release of Plex on my NAS running DSM 7. In DSM 6 Plex created shared folder 'Plex' to hold its configuration data, media metadata, logs, caches, etc. This folder could be backed up by Hyper Backup and made restoring easy. With...
  6. RoCaRay

    Synology Media Server - Log of Files Served

    Does Synology Media Server maintain a log of the files it has served? If so, where is that log located? And is the information it contains in a format that would be relatively easy to read into a PHP script? I would like to write a Web Server / PHP script to read and report from the Media...
  7. RoCaRay

    Access Media Server (indexed video folder) via Web Station / http

    DS1621xs with: - Web Station (currently Nginx, PHP) and the 'web' shared folder on an SSD storage pool for performance - Media Server 'video' shared folder (indexed) on an HDD storage pool for capacity I would like to serve 'video' files via web browser / http using a home-brew PHP app, while...
  8. B

    Any real-world benefits with 4kn HDDs for media server?

    First post here and apologies in advance if this is the wrong forum. I'm about six weeks in with my new DS920+ that replaced an ancient LaCie single-spindle NAS solution at home. Main use is as a media server plus backup of family's data from various laptops and PCs. I'm running the Plex...
  9. S

    After upgrading DSM some of my converter boxes on my NAS Media Server are not UPNP working anymore.

    Well, request assistance on my Synology Rack Station Model RS2418RP+ Apparently after upgrading to the newer DSM version 6.2.3-25426 Update 2 the Asus converter boxes only !Oplay's are not able to connect to the NAS via UPNP anymore. I did several things, like decrease the SSDP advertisement...
  10. RoCaRay

    Home Media Server: RAID 6 Repair vs. RAID 0 Restore

    We have a home media server with about 30TB of video - currently on a RAID 6 array (6x16TB). We run daily versioned HyperBackups via 10GbE, alternating between two other servers that are also RAID 6 arrays (8x 10TB). All drives are Seagate Exos. Additions and changes, day-to-day, are easily...
  11. fredbert

    Info Limit media type accessible to users of Media Server DLNA/UPnP

    The Indexing Service controls which folders on the NAS are considered as fully accessible for various packages. Most of these packages have their own access controls to ensure that users don't have access to inappropriate media, e.g. Video Station supports age classification for each user (if...
  12. lehm01

    Question SSD Install + SHR Migration

    Hi all I recently purchased a DS2419+ that i'm looking to make into a home media server. I have an existing SHR volume on a DS1517+ that I would like to migrate over but am curious about adding in a couple SSD drives in a new storage pool for DSM/ application support. To clarify, i'm...