Looking at getting a NAS to backup my pc,laptop,etc. I also will be using it to store my home videos,music,pictures,blurays and to view my ip security camera.
I could go ahead and convert my media to formats that my equipment would be able to handle,but I want to see if I absolutely need to do that first.
Music files are mp3,wav,etc.
Videos are mp4,flv,etc
Blurays are mkv.
I was waiting on the 214+ from Synology to hit the market,but who knows when that will be and for what price. The CE5300 series of Nas boxes are suppose to be able to handle transcode on the fly. Has anyone gotten a CE5300 box and it actually transcode? I think Thecus and a few more already have them out. Qnap would be another option,but I haven't heard anything about them doing a CE5300 box.
I plan on using my android phone,android tablet,win 8 and myabe the macbook and ipad to view the videos,etc. The majority of the time,it will just be played on the 1080p LCD tv.
I have a WDTV LIve Plus that I can use ( I have been told it will transcode?) or I have a htpc that it's main purpose is to run OpenElec (XBMC). The HTPC has a Nvidia GT610,
Intel Atom D2250 and 4gb DDR3 KIngston ram.
I have taken some mkv files and put them onto a flash drive and plugged it into the htpc and it played fine as did the DTS-MA audio. The logo on my AVR lit up blue to let me know that it was receiving the audio. Does this mean that it would be able to transcode? If so,would I really need a higher price transcoding NAS?
So,what do you think guys/gals? I plan on either getting a lower priced NAS or wait on the 214+ if that's what I need to do. Thanks