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Terramaster T9-423 NAS Plex Testing – 4K

How Well Does the Terramaster T9-423 NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Of all the brands that I discuss here on NASCompares, very few have evolved with the speed that Terramaster has. Although coming up on a decade in the commercial network attached storage industry, they have managed to carve an impressively sized portion […]

QNAP TS-453E NAS Plex Media Server Tests – 4K and 1080p

How Well Does the QNAP TS-453E NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? The QNAP TS-453E NAS Drive serves as an interesting desktop release in the brand’s portfolio. Arriving with a hardware architecture that is similar to the slightly more expensive TS-464, but with the hardware inside geared less towards expandability and more towards day […]

QNAP TS-410E Plex Media Server NAS 4K & 1080p Tests

How Well Does the QNAP TS-410E NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Today’s article is about how well the new QNAP TS-410E 4 Bay Silent NAS performs as a Plex Media Server when confronted with a range of 1080p and 4K multimedia. The appeal of accessing all the movies, boxsets, music and home movies […]

Fire TV Cube (3rd Gen) specs – now with Wi-Fi 6E and HDMI in+out

Fire TV Cube (3rd Gen) specs – now with Wi-Fi 6E and HDMI in+out but only 10/100MBit LAN Size 3.38” x 3.38” x 2.99” (86 mm x 86 mm x 77 mm) Weight 513 g Processor Octa-core 4x 2.2GHz 4x 2.0GHz GPU 800MHz Storage 16 GB internal Memory 2 GB internal Wifi Wi-Fi 6E Tri-band. […]

Qnap TS-264 NAS with 2.5GbE LAN, M.2 SSD cache and HDMI 2.0

Qnap TS-264 NAS with 2.5GbE LAN, M.2 SSD cache and HDMI 2.0 TS-264-8G CPU Intel® Celeron® N5105/N5095 4-core/4-thread processor (up to 2.9 GHz) CPU architecture 64-bit x86 graphics processor Intel® UHD Graphics floating point operations encryption engine (AES-NI) hardware acceleration shift system memory 8 GB built-in (not expandable) maximum memory 8 GB flash memory 4 […]

4K, 1080p, HDR, HEVC and UHD Files to Download and Test Your Plex Media Server NAS

Recommended Files to Test Your Plex Media Server NAS If you are considering buying/building your own Plex Media server (or even want to test the capabilities of your existing Plex server), then you may have discovered that it is actually a lot harder to bench-test your multimedia system than it should be. Notwithstanding the fact […]

How to stream PLEX or DLNA videos on your Apple TV gen2/gen3

How to stream PLEX or DLNA videos on your Apple TV gen2/gen3? Hi, I have 2 apple tv’s – 5th generation and 3trd generation. I can download the Plex app on 5th gen and it accesses my movie no problem. Now the 3rd gen doesnt allow app downloads – so u have to fool the […]

TS-i410X: Industrial 10GbE 4X2.5inch SATA SSD NAS with 4K transcoding chip (silent passive cooling)

TS-i410X: Industrial 10GbE 4X2.5inch SATA SSD NAS with 4K transcoding chip (silent thanks to passive cooling) TS-i410X-8G CPU Intel® Atom® x6425E 4-core/4-thread processor, burst up to 3.0 GHz CPU Architecture 64-bit x86 Graphic Processors Intel® UHD Graphics for 10th Gen Intel® Processors Floating Point Unit Encryption Engine  (AES-NI) Hardware-accelerated Transcoding System Memory 8 GB, not […]

How to add storage to Zidoo UHD3000 media player

I’d like to purchase an NAS to rip my 4k blu-ray discs on to. I’d like to be able to store up to 1000 films if possible in the future. I have been looking at media players and am considering the Zidoo UHD3000 to view the films through once stored on the NAS. I don’t […]

QNAP + Plex GPU Decoding not working

QNAP + Plex GPU Decoding I had a question regarding my QNAP + Plex setup. I currently have a QNAP TS-873A device with Plex installed. The device has an NVIDIA GTX 1650 GPU installed that I intended to be used primarily for Plex video transcoding and decoding. I can see the GPU is detected by […]

How to fix Plex pixel problem on DSM7 – changing video codec h265

Got to Synology Settings/ Terminal/ Enable SSH Open Terminal on MAC (PuTTy on Windows)   Switch to Root mode   Connect to your Synology NAS Open Plex server folder   Open Preferences.xml file   Use combination SHIFT + $ in order to jump to the end of the file. Arrow down to go down. Press […]

How to enable PCIe GPU card transcoding on a Qnap NAS

After upgrading Qnap NAS with GTX1050 card, transcoding is not working. How to enable PCIe GPU card transcoding on a Qnap NAS?     1:00 – First steps 1:40 – Where to find the default Admin password 2:03 – Enable SSH 3:05 – SSH to the NAS 4:25 – Finding your Plex folder by command […]

A Guide to Installing KODI on Your QNAP NAS – 2022 Version

A Step by Step Guide to Getting Kodi on Your QNAP NAS – UPDATED Despite the growing popularity of third-party multimedia streaming services such as Netflix, Disney plus and HBO Max, there is still a solid demand by users to enjoy the media they own from the comfort of the sofa in a digital, disc-free […]

How to do offline transcoding on Synology?

Plex Background Offline Transcoding Hi, I own a DS920+ that has 2 x 8TB and 1 x 2TB. I purchased the 2TB for plex background offline tanscoding and set it up in a new storage pool as a single volume. My issue is, being fairly new to running Plex on my Synology, I have no […]

TS-h886 GPU cards

TS-h886 GPU cards ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1650 ZT-T16500H-10L HD Station / Linux Station / Hardware Transcoding / Container Station / Virtualization Station UK    USA GIGABYTE GV-N1650OC-4GD HD Station / Linux Station / Hardware Transcoding / Container Station / Virtualization Station UK    USA ZOTAC GeForce® GT 1030 Low Profile HD Station / Linux […]

TVS-h1688X compatible GPU cards

TVS-h1688X compatible GPU cards Brand Model Supported feature(s) GIGABYTE GV-N1650OC-4GD HD Station / Linux Station / Hardware Transcoding / Container Station / Virtualization Station UK  USA ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1650 LP 4GB HD Station / Linux Station / Hardware Transcoding / Container Station / Virtualization Station UK  USA EVGA GT1030 2GB DDR4 64bit Passive […]

can I connect two monitors through a VM using gpu passthrough

I would like to run a vm with a dual monitor setup. I know the 1688x only has one hdmi output, so alone I don’t think it can work. But if I install a graphics card can I connect two monitors through a VM using gpu passthrough? We have not tried this. But it might […]

What is the best TV for PLEX

What is the best TV for PLEX First step is to check what videos do you want to stream. List bellow is from Plex website where they help to narrow down your choices. The most popular format will be MKV h264 or sometimes MP4 h264. LG 2013 NetCast Models Additional Direct Play video support: ASF container […]