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  1. Bucket, Actually when it's transcoding using hardware, there is a little (hw) symbol to let you know it's using hardware to transcode. Let me see if I can find a photo for you.
  2. Bucket,. Yes I'd be interested in your hardware setup as well. Thx
  3. Smoker, I used Unraid a LONG (around 2010 I think) time ago and decided to find something more user friendly. Which is how I found Xpenology and decided to give it a try. Overall I like DSM but getting hardware acc to work would be ideal. But Unraid has some a long way. I emailed them and they updated my old license to a current one. I currently run 2 Plex media servers. One on my NAS and a 2nd on my old desktop pc. The 2nd old desktop pc has hardware accelerated and I use that one to share my media with friends. The NAS Plex server is dedicated to my wife and a cpl of other people. I'm a stickler for image quality and only grab the highest quality remux encodes. The 4k content I have are all direct play thru my Vizio smart tv or my Roku Ultra. Ideally I'd like to consolidate both Plex servers into one which is why having hardware acc would be great for my NAS. Thanks for your input...
  4. Honestly I'm not very well versed with the whole NAS environment. I can follow write ups and how-tos, but anything more advanced I have to do a lot of digging to make sure I do something to mess up the whole NAS I already have set up. Ideally I would love to get hardware acceleration working but ultimately if it's too difficult then I may just have to scrap the idea. I have also been thinking of possibly building a newer NAS with some dual cpu e5-2680's and moving to Unraid and exploring my options there as well. Thx for your input smokers.
  5. Thanks for the reply deloza. So are you saying that I need to flash the model 916+ to get this to work? I'm currently using model name : DS3615xs right now. Where would I also go about downloading the intel 64 bit version of plex for synology? Is it in the community tab of the package center?
  6. I have a life time plex pass and hardware acceleration isn't offered as a choice under Transcoder setting tab. In my back up Windows desktop plex server that I use as a secondary pms, I have hardware acceleration on since it's an option.
  7. Hi All, I was wondering if it's possible to enable hardware acceleration using xpenology in the Plex App. I'm currently running DSM version 6.1.6 Here is a list of my current hardware: This is the motherboard I'm running: SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCM-F-O Server Motherboard This is the RAM I'm running: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1333 Server Memory This is the CPU I'm running: XEON E3-1245 v2 3.4GHz 8MB 4Core - * Please note that this CPU has an onboard GPU* My question is - is there a way to enable hardware acceleration using either the onboard GPU or possibly with a video card? I vaguely remember reading on another forum that the fact that I have IPMI enabled on the motherboard might be issue. Thanks, Jon
  8. Thanks for your reply. I'm asking about buying the license either from Amazon or synology. I was afraid of that. But I was kind of hoping that someone has tried it first hand just to make sure.
  9. Did you ever get this question answered? I'm wondering the same thing. I would like to add more license and I don't have the coding expertise to do it any other way besides to purchase the license packs. I just want to verify that the license packs will work with Xpenology. Thanks.