Synology DS413j transcoding limitation workaround
22 Apr 2014
As pointed out the DS413j can’t do live video transcoding because of its ARM processor, on the up side is far cheaper than DS412+.
So he asked me for my workaround to that limitation.
- Macbook Pro
- Apple TV
- Download Station downloads what I want to watch in my library to a folder in my NAS
- My notebook watches that folder (using Hazel) and then download the subtitles for the series/movie (using subliminal) and move the file to a folder named
- iFlicks watches the
with_subtitlesfolder and convert the video using the preset “Compatible with iTunes” and add it to the iTunes library (which is located on the NAS)
- Since I own mostly Apple devices that’s “all” I have to do. And because my notebook is always kept on I can watch it from my iTunes library via Home Sharing.
My notebook must be kept on for converting and watching. I know I can remove part of that limitation using another software (avconv/ffmpeg) instead of iFlicks, but I do not have the time to change it right now. And maybe I can manage to have the NAS to serve my files through Video Station (DLNA) and bypass the iTunes library limitation.