Solved Where to run Download Station - on NAS or RT2600 router?

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Solved Where to run Download Station - on NAS or RT2600 router?

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Like said in the title - where is the best place for it?

I'm a bit confused here because I can find this package on the NAS and Synology router.
 

Rusty

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NAS. Considering all the process that happen during and after a download it would be better to have it on a device that’s not responsible for your download speed and traffic but on a device that also has more cpu and ram to boot
 

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as Rusty wrote, definitely in NAS.
But I am still surprised or curious, why people need download an entertainment content and use it by Plex or similar solution in 2019.
Those days when yearly subscription fee for Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Spotify is same as xTB disc space and NAS TCO (include investment to NAS), available anytime and anywhere. Specially when your NAS has 5Mbps upload in real (for a remote access). In many cases people watch the source through WiFi LAN (undervaluated often) because their WiFi router is placed over corner and their 5GHz WiFi with 80Hz has too many interferences, finaly the speed of the data is under 20Mbps and less (4k content needs >30, in many cases >60 Mbps).
Yes, agree:
  • there are limitations for DTS, HDR content streamed from internet source. Specially for 4k HDR10 you need +50Mbps real (not just nominal) internet speed (continuously).
  • but as Pareto principle can learn us, 80% of users will never perceive a difference between DTS and DD, even DPL. Particularly when they use lowend HDMI cable (1.4) to their fantastic homecinema system with ARC support (far away from eARC spec). Finaly, there is the last mile = a display Hw/Sw, that can stop their expectations (or placebo effect will satisfy their mind).
Pls, don’t take it as hate, it is not my manner. But think about, if you really need the Plex and what is the added value - for few minutes from your life.
I was same audiophile and moviephile from an excellence point of view. But I found better excellence in my life, then I happy now. Even with Spotify in my car.
 
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DS418play
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  2. MR2200ac
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  2. Windows
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  1. iOS
Understand it completely. Actually, I'm using Netflix, but kids still love to watch cartoons which I can't find anymore on Netflix. So it's mostly for cartoons :)
 
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Did you log in using the "kids" profile? I don't know if that'll help, I just notice that there is one.
 

Rusty

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as Rusty wrote, definitely in NAS.
But I am still surprised or curious, why people need download an entertainment content and use it by Plex or similar solution in 2019.
Those days when yearly subscription fee for Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Spotify is same as xTB disc space and NAS TCO (include investment to NAS), available anytime and anywhere. Specially when your NAS has 5Mbps upload in real (for a remote access). In many cases people watch the source through WiFi LAN (undervaluated often) because their WiFi router is placed over corner and their 5GHz WiFi with 80Hz has too many interferences, finaly the speed of the data is under 20Mbps and less (4k content needs >30, in many cases >60 Mbps).
Yes, agree:
  • there are limitations for DTS, HDR content streamed from internet source. Specially for 4k HDR10 you need +50Mbps real (not just nominal) internet speed (continuously).
  • but as Pareto principle can learn us, 80% of users will never perceive a difference between DTS and DD, even DPL. Particularly when they use lowend HDMI cable (1.4) to their fantastic homecinema system with ARC support (far away from eARC spec). Finaly, there is the last mile = a display Hw/Sw, that can stop their expectations (or placebo effect will satisfy their mind).
Pls, don’t take it as hate, it is not my manner. But think about, if you really need the Plex and what is the added value - for few minutes from your life.
I was same audiophile and moviephile from an excellence point of view. But I found better excellence in my life, then I happy now. Even with Spotify in my car.
I agree with you but for me most of that is not option. Most services are not supported and those that are, cost a lot. Considering that NAS functionality is not primarily media I see no reason not to use it to have that content locally. The main problem is lack of content in my country that I wanna watch.
 

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@ Rusty
Of course, it was just my point of view to time killers as Plex/Kodi. No doubt, everyone need to find their way to relax. Restricted content is also in my country, I don’t care. Two weeks ago I mentioned with my older son, that primary content of our TV entertainment is YT since 2017.
 

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Hehe I primarily use Plex. If I could set my Tv to auto load it I would. Local tv is shit and I enjoy having so much content a few clicks away.

But saying that, if the prices and availability were different as well as internet speeds, I would stream for sure. Until then, offline it is.
 
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If this package would work (it doesn't), then I think it's best to run on the NAS.
 
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DS not working for you?

No. Everything I try to download with it returns with a 'General error' message....... Uninstall, re-install, nothing works...

Maybe I'll open my own topic for this one day..
 

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Hmm strange. I use it from time to time and never had download problems
 

jeyare

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@ Shadow
I've seen, that someone has similar problem like you and it is working for him: Try to uninstall & download previous version of DS.

Removed package and downloaded older version from link
To find the correct version:
1. Go to Download Center | Synology Inc.
2. Choose your model
3. Go to Packages
4. Find Download Station
5. Look at the "Download (spk)" link url
6. Download same type from link
updated back to latest Download station and everything works so far.

PS: if someone can't recognize NAS CPU range, here is a help:
https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Synology_DiskStation_Devices
 

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