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Multimedia Management

Multimedia Management

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The Media Library service scans for photos, music, and videos from designated media folders and indexes them for usage in multimedia applications. Thumbnails for the media files will be automatically generated to enhance your user experience as you browse through them in their corresponding applications.

 

Media Library

 

Scan Setting: Three options are provided for the media scan:
oReal-time scan: New files are scanned in as soon as they are added to media folders.
oScan by schedule: Specify a start and end time for the scan, and it will be automatically conducted on a daily basis.
oManual Scan: You must click "Scan now" to check for new media.
Set media scanning priority to high: The option will allow the media library to immediately process media files in order to quickly generate thumbnails. When the NAS needs to run scan tasks and transfer files at the same time, it will lower the file transfer speed and prioritize media scan tasks.
Multimedia code page setting: Change this setting to the corresponding code for non-UTF media files for fonts and characters in the associated applications to be displayed correctly.
Rebuild media library indexing: By rebuilding the media library, the NAS will scan the specified media folders and replace the existing library with a new one.

 

The media library is enabled by default. In some cases, the media library needs to be disabled (when multimedia applications are not installed on the NAS.) To disable the media library, click "Deactivate Media Library". If the media library is not enabled, services like Photo Station Video Station, and Music Station, as well as the DLNA Media Server will not function correctly. To re-enable the media library, click "Activate Media Library".

 

Note:

If the media library is disabled, services like Photo Station, Music Station, and the DLNA Media Server will not function correctly.
Image files with a width or height less than 400 pixels will not be indexed and will not have any thumbnails generated.

 

Media Folder

 

Media folders are shared folders on the NAS that are scanned for multimedia files. "/Multimedia" and "/Home" are the default media folders on the NAS (from QTS 4.1, all default shared folders on the NAS are identified as media folders for the purpose of multimedia application services.) To add media folders: click "Add", select media types and folders from the list, and click "Add". To change scanned file types for the media folders, first uncheck the media file types and click "Apply". To remove media folders, first select media folders from the list, and then click "Delete" and "Apply".

 


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