I have a synology DS112j from which I run my PMS (because the other device doesn't even support plex), the NAS is also used as network drive for photo and file sharing. Meanwhile I have another NAS that handles all the media files and downloading. Those files are then mounted onto the DS112j in order for plex to be able to access them.
This all works fine untill the PMS decides that a file requires transcoding. My question is why?
As soon as a file 'needs' transcoding I get: “This server is not powerful enough to convert video”
I know the CPU in de DS112j is really bad if not incapable of transcoding, but I don't get why transcoding is required in the first place. I used to stream my content from the NAS using a network drive with VLC, which worked fine, so I don't see why plex cannot do this aswell.
Is there any way to get around this problem, by using a different video player for example? If not would building a custom PMS device be a good solution dedicated to transcoding the files only?