Plex lets you store all your media-including movies, TV shows, photos, and music on the NAS, and allowing you to enjoy them on all your devices including your smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, as well as via most media streaming devices (e.g. Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV). Your Media Should be Accessible to You 24/7. The Best NAS (Network Attached Storage) Devices for 2021. Network attached storage is the most versatile storage, but that's just one of the many benefits of buying a NAS device. It only takes a few minutes to set up the Plex Media Server on your NAS. Plex Media Server allows you to store all media including movies, photos, and music in the NAS. You can enjoy stored media on multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets, HDTV via mainstream media streaming devices (e.g., Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV). If using Plex with 4K HDR files is important then its just as important to use a device which is capable of direct playing the both the video and the audio, NAS compute power becomes irrelevant then, I use a bottom of the junk pile readynas 1.2ghz ARM (old one) and 512mb of RAM. The following spreadsheet provides information about compatible NAS devices as well as basic capability information. View Plex NAS Compatibility Guide. Link: Plex NAS Compatibility. The spreadsheet linked above covers two different types of transcoding that the NAS device might support: Software transcoding; Hardware-accelerated transcoding.
I know this has been asked numerous times, but I never seem to see the answers that help me out. I currently have a QNAP NAS TS-451+ with 8 TBs of usable storage. I have 7 TBs of content and some of that consists of 4K videos. I have recently upgraded by theater room to a Sony 4K 75 inch TV. I run all my media from a Plex server on my NAS either using the Plex app on my TV and in some cases I use DLNA. My issue is that I seem to have trouble streaming 4k content on my internal network from QNAP specifically unable to open the files at all and start watching them or continues to buffer, unless I shrink the video file, no matter what app I use to watch the video from. I prefer to take advantage of my TV and media system that I have now and view my content in 4k but at the same time I would prefer to limit my costs. I have considered buying another NAS that is marketed for 4K streaming, but I think there should be a cheaper way. I have tried Kodi and DLNA and I have similar issues with the 4K content when running from my NAS. Can I get some input on what improvements I should make to be able to watch 4k content internally only without ongoing buffering issues or unable to open them at all?
Not relevant but I have AT&T GB Fiber connection and I am running the Eero wireless devices for my internal network equipment. Blend for visual studio 2019 pdf. I have my home completely wired with CAT6.
My NAS as I mentioned is a QNAP NAS TS-451+ with 8 TBs of storage with a little under 1 TB free. I have about a TB of 4k content while everything else is 1080p and/or 720p
TV is Sony XBR75X940D with a hardwired network connection to it
I also have other media devices such as NVIDIA SHIELD (2015) and XBox One (not the S)
Plex runs on NAS connected via CAT6 connection to a gigabit switch
Nas 4k Plex Vs
I am open to any suggestions or cheap alternatives. Thank you in advance!