Transcoding from QNAP to kodi
I currently have a QNAP TS-431+ in the basement. It has a 10TB raid5 volume work media on it It's connected to a switch, which is connected to a D-Link DHP-600AV power line adapter. The second adapter is upstairs and connects to the router via Ethernet.
Upstairs I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running kodi, which is connected to the router via Ethernet. I am having an issue streaming about half my media over the network. It seems like anything higher than 8,000 kb/s causes the video to studder and stall. I am not sure if this is a network (most likely), or a Pi3 issue.
Rather than buy more expensive power line adapters, or moving the nas upstairs so that it plugs into the router directly, I was wondering if transcoding the video on the nas before being sent to kodi would alleviate the problem. And it it would, the best app on the qnap to do so.
New power line adapters would be great, but they aren't cheap, and I don't know if any could handle Blu-ray level bitrates (20.3 mb/s).