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HW Transcoding Loader Hardware i7 3770T

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Hello,

 

what would be necessary to get the DS916+ image on these components running?

 

Intel Core i7 3770T

Asus P8H77-I Mainboard

Realtek RTL8111F NIC

 

I tried booting it stock, tried it with the ramdisk. Both of these methods don't work, the nas does not show up in the network. Why won't it boot? Is there any way I can get the hardware transcoding feature enabled? Are there any kernel modules available for my hardware?

 

Thx in adv.

Marlon

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You have to install Driver extension for your network adapter. You can download the extension here. Your Mainboard and CPU should work fine. As mentioned in this post you might get problems with the DS916+ image because your CPU is 4 years older and might don't support all instructions.

Via serial Port you can check if its loading all drivers or if you getting some other errors. I'm not quite sure but i think you also need a valid serial number for hardware transcoding.

If you have installed the network extension and still can't find/boot it try the DS3615xs image.

Edited by Gilbert17

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If you are refering to Plex - HW video transcoding - Yes, it works under DS3615xs 6.2 Image

- You have to manually install the x64 version Plex server which you can download Plex website - you dont need a Plex Pass

- have Intel QS configured under Plex server and I can get 2 x 1080p encodes or 3 x 720p encodes on medium quality before things start to buffer

- performance is reduced by 50% if the video source is HEVC / H.265

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So you don't need a valid synology serial number to use plex hw transcoding if the cpu is supported? 

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On 9/10/2018 at 7:22 AM, Benoire said:

So you don't need a valid synology serial number to use plex hw transcoding if the cpu is supported? 

 

I dont know if you need a valid synology serial for Plex HW to work, I have a serial (HOW DO YOU KNOW/CHECK IF IS A VALID S/N?) entered in my config along MAC addresses and USB UID PID.

(I used this URL to generate my synology serials - I have create 3 serials one for each model incase I need to switch images) https://xpenogen.github.io/serial_generator/index.html

I cannot run DS916+ as my CPU is too old 3rd Gen Intel i7, the kernel is 4.4x on DS916+ DSM 6.2 images which requires at least 4th Gen Intel CPUs.

DS3615/DS3617 images are running kernel 3.1x so you can use older hardware, DS3615 is closer to my hardware, if I had Xeon with ECC RAM I would probably run DS3617 image.

Also DS3615/DS3617 images are 12 bays -

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