How to fix Synology Video Station transcoding issues?


If you are a user of Synology VideoStation and DLNA MediaServer and have been looking for a powerful solution to enhance your transcoding capabilities, look no further! This open-source project is designed to fix your multimedia experience by offering 5.1 transcoding support and providing full control over codecs using the Configurator Tool in the Installer.

What is darknebular’s Wrapper_VideoStation?

Wrapper_VideoStation is a unique and feature-rich fork of BenjaminPoncet’s project, with various enhancements, fixes, and improvements. It integrates with Synology VideoStation and MediaServer, introducing DTS, EAC3, and TrueHD support through SynoCommunity’s FFmpeg. Additionally, it allows hardware transcoding from Synology’s FFmpeg for video and facilitates transcoding of various audio formats such as DTS, HEVC, EAC3, AAC, and True HD. This enables users to enjoy AAC 5.1 512kbps Surround and an additional audio track, MP3 2.0 256kbps Stereo, for clients that don’t support 5.1 AAC.

Key Features:

  1. 5.1 Transcoding Support: Enjoy the latest advancements in multimedia technology with 5.1 transcoding capabilities, elevating your audio experience to a new level.
  2. Configurator Tool: darknebular’s Wrapper_VideoStation empowers you to take full control over the codec behavior through the Configurator Tool integrated into the Installer.
  3. Installer with Multi-Language Support: The project includes an Installer designed to simplify installation steps and enable DTS, EAC3, and TrueHD support, all with multi-language support (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian).
  4. AME’s License Fix: With the AME’s License Fix, users can enable AAC and HEVC codecs and their licenses in the AME package, up to DSM 7.2, without requiring a login account.

Supported Scenarios:

Wrapper_VideoStation supports a wide range of scenarios, including:

  • DTS or EAC3 or TrueHD or AAC + Any non-standard video format
  • No DTS, EAC3, TrueHD, or AAC + HEVC
  • DTS or EAC3 or TrueHD or AAC (5.1 or 7.1) + HEVC
  • DSM 7.X.X
  • DS-XXX PLAY Appliances or Low-Powered Devices

Installation Instructions:

To install darknebular’s Wrapper_VideoStation, follow these simple steps:

  1. Check that you meet the required dependencies.
  2. Install SynoCommunity ffmpeg.
  3. Connect to your NAS using SSH with the admin user.
  4. Switch to the root user with the command ‘sudo -i’.
  5. Execute the basic installation command:
    bash -c "$(curl "")"

    or use the installation command with options, based on your preferences.


darknebular’s Wrapper_VideoStation is the game-changer you’ve been waiting for if you are seeking the most advanced and comprehensive transcoding solution for your Synology VideoStation and DLNA MediaServer. With 5.1 transcoding support, configurability, and AME’s License Fix, this project sets a new standard for multimedia experience on Synology NAS devices.

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to the GitHub repository and explore this project: darknebular/Wrapper_VideoStation. Dive into the world of advanced transcoding and elevate your multimedia experience to the next level!






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One thought on “How to fix Synology Video Station transcoding issues?

  1. This patcher is overly complex and not supports DSM 6.2 nor other ffmpeg versions, you should check this one as well :