I have a newbie question from the point of view of using a NAS.
I have in mind to install a NAS using OMV (OpenMediaVault) on my old PC that I used with Linux for my daily use + the Emby server and the SAMBA enabled with an i7 6700k processor and 16 in RAM on a 1 GB hardwired LAN.
On that computer I have my hard drives with around 40TB at this moment.
I had an Nvidia video card nothing fancy (GTX 750 TI), which I removed to install on my new personal computer for budget issues.
My idea is to install the standalone NAS on that old PC.
I built a new PC with a Ryzen 2700x and 32 RAM for my personal use only with the intention of leaving the old PC as a server, running the NAS 24/7 without having to use my personal computer.
Having said that.
I get a HUGE doubt about the transcoding necessary in some devices in my home and the resources of the NAS. This is because I never enabled hardware acceleration on my old Emby server, it has defaults but since I removed the Nvidia card I feel Emby, on the client's side, quite "lazy" when it comes to playing.
Options that go through my head:
1- Run Emby from the OMV docker (I would have the built-in video of the i7 6700k processor). >> Here is where I have no idea if that is enough for Emby to run fluid. <<
2- Utillize my personal computer for Emby Server, which runs on Debian 10 Buster, and from there pull the libraries from the SMB / CIFS of the NAS OMV. This way my PC would do the transcoding and it will be the Emby server.
1 LG 4k TV (connected to the Shield through a Yamaha receiver)
1 Samsung 4K TV (almost always decodes something)
1 Roku 4 Ultra (almost always decodes something)
1 Nvidia Shield (99.9% direct play)
** I do not use Emby outside of my LAN, it is completely private.
** I NEVER do transcoding from 4k to 1080p.
At this point, I do not know what to do for the transcoding and what could be better for the correct integration of the NAS in my LAN.
Thank you very much in advance.
I know that this consultation was long, but I think it is best to explain in detail to get the right help.
Have a nice day.
Edited by HRSCR, 08 July 2019 - 08:35 AM.