Buy it on Amazon – http://lon.tv/gb8yp (affiliate link) – Synology’s Video Station is getting better and better. We take a look at how it works now in DSM 6 including the Apple TV client! See more Synology videos: http://lon.tv/synology and subscribe: http://lon.tv/s
01:04 – Installing Video Station on your Synology NAS
03:28 – Web client overview
04:40 – Setting up folders and defining user access
06:45 – Audio format overview
07:00 – Streaming Blu Ray MKV with transcoding
08:10 – Chromecast streaming
09:06 – iOS / Android / Windows 10 Mobile app
09:25 – Accessing Synology NAS over the Internet
12:17 – Windows 10 app
12:44 – Apple TV app
13:42 – Conclusion and final thoughts
Synology’s Video Station continues to improve. One of the reasons to consider using Video Station over Plex is that it has the ability to transcode video in real time on the NAS device itself. I’ve found Plex typically isn’t able to get playable performance out of NAS devices. The number of simultaneous streams will depend on which Synology NAS being used.
This new version improves the overall interface and offers new options like downloading videos for offline playback and offline transcoding so more users can watch videos automatically encoded for their particular devices.
It supports even higher end formats like h.265 video on certain devices. I also found it to work well with Blu Ray MKV rips. However it’s important to note that it doesn’t currently work with files encoded with DTS or Dolby TrueHD.
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