I used to use my MacMini as a PMS but storage was limited. I've had a Drobo 5N with all my movie content on it but can't transcode on it - (I know all about this as and I've read extensively on the limits of Drobo's and transcoding.)
But can't I get the best of both worlds by having my MacMini transcode my videos but keep my videos on my NAS? Question is, will this even work with a Drobo 5N (only has an ethernet connection)? I'm figuring that I hard-wire my ethernet to my MacMini and connect my Drobo 5N to my router's ethernet. Then when I want to access these videos I connect my MacMini via my LAN to my NAS.
Can anyone tell me if this would work before I change all my hardware around to do this? Will it be fast enough? Also, how difficult is it to setup and use PMS over a LAN?