Synology DiskStation DS416

Synology DiskStation DS416

  • Dual-core CPU 1.4 GHz with hardware encryption engine
  • CPU Model – Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-212 – 32-bit – 1 GB DDR3
  • Dual LAN with failover and link aggregation support
  • Over 221.05MB/s reading, 139.51MB/s writing
  • Four Drive Bays
  • Three USB 3.0 Ports – 1 front and 2 rear
  • Current version: DSM 6.2-23739

NAS with excellent performance, security features, convenient web interface, good external USB drive support and optional application packages, easy drive mounting.

Built-in support for “Free DNS” DDNS service

DSM 6.2-23739 includes Logitech Media Server package version 7.9.1-168 which works fine with the iTunes plugin enabled and handles correctly all playlists:

Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.1 – 1504317335 @ Mon Sep 4 22:13:00 UTC 2017
Perl Version: 5.24.0 – arm-linux
Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.34_01 (sqlite 3.7.7.1)

iPAD users can use the SqueezePad app to remotely control the Logitec Media Server.

iPhone users can use the iPeng app to remotely control the Logitec Media Server.

Synology DiskStation DS1511+

synology_ds1511Synology DiskStation DS1511+

  • CPU INTEL Atom D525
  • Frequency : Dual Core 1.79 GHz
  • Memory : DRAM 1024 MB
  • Internal HDD/SSD :
  • External HDD Interface : 4 x USB 2.0 – Type A, 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s
  • LAN : 2 Gigabit interface
  • Wake on LAN/WAN
  • 1 x VGA – HD-15
  • DSM 6.2.2-24922

 NAS with excellent performance, security features, convenient web interface, good external USB drive support and optional application packages, supports SyncBack (backup and synchronisation windows client)

Built-in support for “Free DNS” DDNS service

 Logitech Media Server updates were discontinued by Synology for a while but are back.

DSM 6.1.4-15217 includes an updated Logitech Media Server stable version.

iPAD users can use the SqueezePad app to remotely control the Logitec Media Server.

iPhone users can use the iPeng app to remotely control the Logitec Media Server.

LmsRepackLogitech Media Server notes:

DSM 6.0.2-8451 includes Logitech Media Server version 7.7.6-113 which works fine with iTunes plugin enabled and handles correctly all playlists:
Logitech Media Server Version: 7.7.6 – 1452060463 @ Thu Jan 21 02:17:04 UTC 2016
Perl Version: 5.24.0-0066 – x86_64-linux
Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.34_01 (sqlite 3.7.7.1)

Logitech Media Server (LMS) notes (prior to DSM 6.0-7321):

The configuration below worked fine with the iTunes plugin enabled and handles correctly all playlists:

  • Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.0 – 1437640078 @ Thu Jul 23 09:08:35 UTC 2015
    this LMS version is the LMS Repack based on the latest Synology package of Logitech Media Server, and updated to LMS 7.9.0. Read first the instructions on the Synology-Forum.nl (in Dutch).
  • Operating system: Synology DiskStation (DSM 5.2-5592 Update 2) – EN – utf8
  • Perl Version: 5.18.4 – i686-linux
  • Audio::Scan: 0.95
  • Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.34_01 (sqlite 3.7.7.1)

The iTunes library was generated by a Windows7 iTunes 64-bit version 12.2.1.16. Internet stream library entries and podcasts can cause a misbehaviour of the playlists and were removed. Apple’s Protected AAC Audio will not play and were converted (check my post how to convert).

iTunes plugin settings:

  • iTunes Music Library.xml Location: /volume1/music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml
  • iTunes Media Folder: /volume1/music/iTunes/iTunes Media

LMS Basic settings:

  • Media Folders: /volume1/music/iTunes/iTunes Media
  • Playlists Folder: /volume1/music/iTunes/iTunes Media

Synology DiskStation DS213+

Synology 312+Synology DiskStation DS213+

  • CPU Freescale MPC8544E
  • Frequency : Dual Core 1.067 GHz
  • Memory : DDR3 512 MB
  • Internal HDD/SSD : 2 x Seagate Barracuda st2000dm001 2 TB – SATA 3, 64 MB cache, 7200 rpm
  • External HDD Interface : USB 3.0 Port X 2, USB 2.0 Port X 1, eSATA Port X 1, SD Card Port X 1
  • LAN : 1 Gigabit interface
  • Wake on LAN/WAN

currently installed version: Synology DSM 5.2-5644 Update 3

 NAS with excellent performance, security features, convenient web interface, good external USB drive support and optional application packages, supports SyncBack (backup and synchronisation windows client)

 FAN can be quieter, eSATA Port does not support the LaCie Big Disk Quadra 2Tb

Currently installed packages: Logitech Media Server (7.7.3-042), iTunes Server (1.1-2270), Perl (5.8.6-003).

This Network Attached Storage (NAS) device provides an optional package for media streaming to the Logitech Squeezeboxes like the Classic and Radio. The Logitech Media Server supports iTunes playlist integration. The Audio, Video and Photo Station packages provide browsing from Adroid and iOS smartphones. The Synology Media Server provides media streaming to dlna/UPnP compatible players.

iTunes Server notes:

– the music and video shared folders are both scanned by the iTunes server

– if you do not want your videos scanned and included in iTunes, then create a new shared folder and move all files from video to this new shared folder

LmsRepack

Logitech Media Server (LMS) notes:

The configuration below still struggles with the iTunes plugin enabled to handle correctly playlists:

  • Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.0 – 062.1018 @ Fri Jan 22 13:50:09 UTC 2016
    this LMS version is the LMS Update based on the latest Synology package of Logitech Media Server, and updated to LMS 7.9.0. Read first the instructions on the Synology-Forum.nl (in Dutch).
  • Operating system: Synology DiskStation (DSM 5.2-5644 Update 3) – EN – utf8
  • Perl Version: 5.18.4 – powerpc-linux
  • Audio::Scan: 0.95
  • Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.34_01 (sqlite 3.7.7.1)

The iTunes library was generated by a MacOS X iTunes 64-bit version 12.3.2.35. Internet stream library entries and podcasts can cause a misbehaviour of the playlists and were removed. Apple’s Protected AAC Audio will not play and were converted (check my post how to convert).

– since the introduction of iTunes 12.x the iTunes library and playlist integration no longer works flawlessly

slimdevices reported several bugs: iTunes importer bug and iTunes playlist bug

– you can stream music to your pc by using the  softsqueezeclient.

External Storage Media: LaCinema Classic HD

LaCie LaCinema Classic HD

High-Definition Mediaplayer – 2 TB
Full HD | HDMI | Network | USB 2.0

auto shutdown

The latest firmware version installed on this device is Version 3.28.

Works well with MacOS, Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 & 10. Good network performance. Good subtitle support.

LaCie settings for SONOS Music Library sharing:

  • Quick start mode On
  • Standby mode 20 Minutes
  • Media Server Off
  • Shared folder On
  • Auto login On

Iomega ScreenPlay Pro

iomega_screenplay_pro_1tbIomega ScreenPlay Pro Features:

The ScreenPlay Pro supports the following video codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (HL/ML), .MPEG-4 (part 2), ASP, DivX (3.11, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, HD), Xvid, MP4.

AVI, MOV, MKV, VOB, and ISO are container formats. Specifically, AVI, MOV and MKV contain file playback information as well as the formats used for audio and video streams.

The video commands (play, rewind, forward, slow, etc) work well. Network file system performance is weak.

Issues with H.264

Because the H.264 codec is not natively supported. It is required to use the included transcoding server software to stream the video into a format that the ScreenPlay Pro HD can natively play back.

It is however, recommended, in this situation, to re-encode the video stream of the file into a format that is natively supported by the ScreenPlay Pro HD. This will make sure that the file can be played directly from the device without needing to be connected to a netwok.

Issues with MKV files

Then Iomega ScreenPlay Pro HD does not include native MKV file support. However, you can the Transcode Server software to get around this limitation. Read the article on the Iomega support pages: ‘How do I play MKV files with the ScreenPlay Pro HD?

Issues with GMC = Global Motion Compensation

If you have a file that contains S-VOP’s (GMC), then you would need to re-encode that file.

Re-encoding a file can be done with freeware, such as PocketDivXEncoder.

Issues with Windows 7

Windows 7 has new security policies put in place that forbid incoming connections that do not utilize a new CIFS/SMB (Samba) standard that has been implemented in Windows 7.

Because of this, the problem can be fixed by changing the policies regarding CIFS/SMB connections. I am required to say that you can perform these policy updates at your own risk. This may or may not make your system less secure to other devices on your network, but we will not be held liable for anything that may occur when these default policies have been changed.

There is a guide out there that can be found by doing a Google Search with the term “Windows 7 network file sharing policy fix”. It will guide you, step by step, through adjusting your policy to allow your ScreenPlay Pro HD to connect to Windows 7 public shares.

Firmware version R1.96 should  fix the issues with Windows 7 network shares

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