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  1. ilovepancakes

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    Not sure, I would imagine Synology might catch on though? Since the SN would be unique to only DDSM as opposed to physical models?
  2. ilovepancakes

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    The serial number must be correct from the first time you boot DSM. If DSM has been booted with a bad serial before, even if you switch the serial after it won't try and reactivate the transcoding license. The only way I could get it to work is if I re-installed DSM from scratch. There is a file that gets generated which shows the license status, I forget where it is, but the only way I got it to update and show "successful activation" was re-install.
  3. ilovepancakes

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    I actually think it has to do with coding Synology puts there on purpose to prevent lower end NAS from transcoding 1080p even though it is physically possible. One, they might not want the user experience to be bad if it takes a long time on i3 and two I bet they want to force people to spend more money on a higher end model if they care about 1080p or 4K. See this page, it explains the groupings of models and what resolutions each can do: https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledgebase/DSM/tutorial/Multimedia/Can_my_Synology_NAS_transcode_videos_for_my_device
  4. ilovepancakes

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    I have 6.2 on 3617 just not 6.2.1. And I can answer question #2.... when it comes to transcoding, the 3617 DSM can transcode in higher resolutions than 3615. When I used 3615 Video Station for example would only transcode most videos up to 720p even though the hardware I was running it on would have no problem doing even 4K. 3617 I can do 1080p but I don't think 4K.
  5. ilovepancakes

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    Hmm, I must have another issue then because upon trying 1.04b, the bootloader loads and I can install 6.2.1 PAT file but then after install it reboots and I can no longer access DSM, even though bootloader seems to fully load correctly still.
  6. ilovepancakes

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    So to confirm, to run 6.2.1 with 1.04 loader on ESXI 6.7, I just need to have an Intel NIC, any Intel NIC added to the VM as passthrough? I don't actually have to use the Intel NIC to pass traffic it just has to be present?
  7. EDIT: I installed and setup DSM 6.1.7 using 1.02b loader on ESXi. This loader and DSM are the same versions where I do have transcoding working on the Dell T300. This setup on ESXi turns out it does NOT work for transcoding, so I think we can conclude that the issue with offline transcoding is related to the hardware of my ESXi host or the fact that DSM is installed on ESXi instead of baremetal. Again, Dell T300 CPU is much older than my R720xd CPU so not sure why offline transcoding would work on older but not newer....
  8. Is there a way to implement DSM users into Plex though? So user's can be permitted in DSM to login to Plex and then use their DSM login to get in? This is one of the reasons I wanted to stick with video station.
  9. Yeah I had a feeling someone would answer this. If I wanted to use Plex I would have just used that already.
  10. So I had DSM 6.1 running in a 3617 loader v1.02 on a Dell T300 baremetal tower. I used the video station package to host my library. Transcoding worked with video station as in I could select playback quality "low" in the video player on either DS Video apps or the web interface and DSM would transcode on the fly and stream me a low quality version of the film or tv show. I can't say for certain but I am pretty sure this was software transcoding since I didn't have a GPU in the machine and I wasn't running the 916 loader. Now.... I have recently switched to a virtual environment with ESXi and have successfully gotten DSM 6.2 running on a 3615 1.03 loader VM. Video station works, but the above transcoding situation does NOT. When I click a different quality besides original, it stops the video, and has a loading wheel that never finishes. If I change back to original, the video plays again. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why.... I am running ESXi on an R720xd with E5-2630v2 CPU which I'm pretty sure is newer than the T300's CPU... Anyone have any ideas where I can begin to debug or fix this issue? I am not even looking for true hardware transcoding, just transcoding to work like it did on the older T300....
  11. ilovepancakes

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    Did you upload 6.2.1 as first image after first boot or you installed 6.2 first and then updated to 6.2.1 inside DSM?
  12. ilovepancakes

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    What was your process to setup and install 6.2.1 on 3615? Want to give it another try and see if I can narrow down the issue, so figured I should follow instructions from someone who did it successfully. What CPU and NIC are you running?
  13. ilovepancakes

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    6.2 works on 3615xs 1.03b loader but 6.2.1 does not seem to work. And I have an Ivy Bridge CPU... So did they change the kernel again between 6.2 and 6.2.1 and 6.2.1 requires Haswell?
  14. Video station doesn't seem to transcode anything if I use the default serial number in Jun's 1.03b loader with DS3615xs. If I use the serial number generator above, how can I modify the serial of an already existing installation on ESXi? Do I just change it in grub.cfg and re-upload that synoboot.img as the boot drive for VM? Or do things get written to that now that I have been using it and uploading a new one will break everything?
  15. ilovepancakes

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    6.2.1 was a no go for me on 1.03 Loader DS3615xs.