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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-18-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 254,170
Posted By shortcut3d
I added a DSM 5.0-4493 Update 2 virtual machine...

I added a DSM 5.0-4493 Update 2 virtual machine to my ESXi 5.5 cluster following the guides on Xpenology. I really like the Synology interface and have two DS1813+ NAS. I spun up the VM because I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,506
Posted By shortcut3d
A socket is a whole physical processor. A core...

A socket is a whole physical processor. A core is an additional execution unit on a physical processor.

VMware treats them virtually the same from a performance aspect. The distinction is more...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   07-09-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By shortcut3d
I have a fairly large collection of Blu-ray rips...

I have a fairly large collection of Blu-ray rips (approaching 300) using a similar process. I'm sitting slightly closer at 15' on a 65" Sony 3D LED screen. Initially I had Apple TV2s and upgraded to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,326
Posted By shortcut3d
Anandtech has an article looking at the lifespan...

Anandtech has an article looking at the lifespan of even the cheaper Samsung EVO. The EVOs get approx. 7 yrs at 50 MiB per day to reach its P/E life.

The limitation with SSD is the storage...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-02-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 188,037
Posted By shortcut3d
Just wanted to close the loop on Jack Ryan:...

Just wanted to close the loop on Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. DVD Fab through 9.1.5.3 messes up the subtitle timing. The track is so corrupt it can't even be manually timed. Ripping with MakeMKV...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-20-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 34,139
Posted By shortcut3d
This happens with injunctions on technology all...

This happens with injunctions on technology all the time. A mobile phone has an injunction because of a potential patent infringement and can not be sold in the US until the court decides. Current...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 7,450
Posted By shortcut3d
Software is a huge part why I went with Synology....

Software is a huge part why I went with Synology. They have decent to good iOS apps, Surveillance Station, and High Availability. I just upgraded my DS214+ and DX513 combo to a second DS1813+ which...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 188,037
Posted By shortcut3d
I'm at work for the day so I can't access the...

I'm at work for the day so I can't access the physical disk. I can, however, VPN into my VMware cluster and access my NAS.

So I took the suggestion of using BDSup2Sub to fix the subtitle...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 188,037
Posted By shortcut3d
Sounds like MakeMKV is the right tool to rip. ...

Sounds like MakeMKV is the right tool to rip. For clarification, the MKV ripped with DVDfab has the issue with subtitle duration when played in VLC. The problem just carries over to Handbrake,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 188,037
Posted By shortcut3d
Excuse me. I'm not dwelling. My last point was to...

Excuse me. I'm not dwelling. My last point was to clarify that the root of the issue seems to be the MKV, not Handbrake as previously suggested. I also answered the player was VLC and mentioned I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 188,037
Posted By shortcut3d
The subtitle issue is in both VLC with MKV and...

The subtitle issue is in both VLC with MKV and Handbrake encoded m4v. I tried to correct the issue with Handbrake settings with no success. The DVDfab rip seems to retain the timing issue through...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 188,037
Posted By shortcut3d
I'm using VLC to play the MKV. No surprise the...

I'm using VLC to play the MKV. No surprise the issue carries over to my Handbrake encode. I doubled checked my encode settings and use same as source for the frame rate vs variable. My research...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-19-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 188,037
Posted By shortcut3d
Tim, I am having trouble getting the duration the...

Tim, I am having trouble getting the duration the subtitles are displayed correct. The track is correct, but they display extremely quick. Did you have this issue? I had two English tracks and the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-19-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6,229
Views: 321,552
Posted By shortcut3d
I'm looking for assistance and haven't been able...

I'm looking for assistance and haven't been able to find any so far. I recently ripped Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit with subtitles for the Russian speaking parts. The trouble is the subtitles are...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-19-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,530
Posted By shortcut3d
I used 3 2011 BTO Mac Mini's as HTPCs for a...

I used 3 2011 BTO Mac Mini's as HTPCs for a while. The build quality, form factor, aesthetics, and power are hard to match. I ended up running in Windows 7 most of the time for WMC and MB. What...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-19-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By shortcut3d
The DS214 should be able to handle 2-3 clients...

The DS214 should be able to handle 2-3 clients for MySQL. It really depends on the size of the library and memory. Synology claims the DS214 can host 30 virtual websites (I wouldn't like to see...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-18-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6,229
Views: 321,552
Posted By shortcut3d
I am having trouble with forced subs on Jack...

I am having trouble with forced subs on Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The subtitles are displayed too quickly. How can I adjust the speed and duration of the subtitles? I ripped the Blu-ray to mkv. The...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-18-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 34,139
Posted By shortcut3d
Mac version is just the extension .pkg

Mac version is just the extension .pkg
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-16-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 188,037
Posted By shortcut3d
My subtitles were on the first English track...

My subtitles were on the first English track (same as the spreadsheet). However, they are very fast and impossible to read. To quote Fight Club, "Even a hummingbird couldn't catch Tyler at work."
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-13-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 34,139
Posted By shortcut3d
Yeah, it's one thing to stop selling because of...

Yeah, it's one thing to stop selling because of an injunction, but removing features and support for existing lifetime customer is unacceptable.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-13-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By shortcut3d
DS1813+ SHA Configuration & Requirements

Current storage infrastructure:
DS1813+, 4GB, 8x4TB Seagate NAS, SHR-2
DX513, 5x4TB Seagate NAS, SHR-1
DS214+, 2x4TB NAS, RAID 1

The DS1813+ acts as the file server and iSCSI for vSphere. The...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-13-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By shortcut3d
You haven't met my wife. She's tougher than many...

You haven't met my wife. She's tougher than many of my clients.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-13-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By shortcut3d
I guess I'm so use to working in virtualized...

I guess I'm so use to working in virtualized environments that I feel it's easy to maintain. In many way I think it's easier to maintain. For example, my desktop and DC VM's can be auto update,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-13-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 34,139
Posted By shortcut3d
What about the BETAs? Are they country specific...

What about the BETAs? Are they country specific now?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By shortcut3d
In my environment, I have a couple Windows Server...

In my environment, I have a couple Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard servers in VMs because of roles and various application installation restrictions. For instance, vCenter can not be installed on...
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