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Transcode Management

Transcode Management

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Transcoding is the process of converting video files into an universal format (*.MP4) that is compatible with the broadest range of media players such as mobile devices and Smart TVs. Converted files with a range of resolutions can be used across different network environments for a better viewing experience. After transcoding tasks are created, they can be managed here. The transcoding service is enabled by default.

 

On-the-fly Transcoding Task

 

On-the-fly transcoding will simultaneously convert and stream a video while you watch it. This will consume more CPU resources. If your NAS has hardware transcoding acceleration, it is recommended to install the CodexPack to increase transcoding speeds and reduce CPU load. You are able to view and manage who is using on-the-fly transcoding services.

 

Manage transcoding tasks using the following buttons:

Button

Name

Description

Refresh

Refresh

Refresh the list.

 

Manage each task with the following buttons:

Button

Name

Description

Priority

Adjust the order each task is executed.

Remove

Remove the selected task from the list.

 

Note: This feature is only available for specific NAS models. Please check the product page (software specification) on the QNAP website (www.qnap.com) to see if this feature is available for your model.

 

Background Transcoding Task

 

Background transcoding is when a video file is converted in advance, potentially avoiding high CPU usage if the video will be simultaneously accessed by many users. You can manually add videos to be transcoded using File Station, Photo Station, or Video Station. Video files can be converted to 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p and will be saved in the "@Transcode" folder that is in the same directory as the video.

 

Manage all transcoding tasks using the following buttons:

Button

Name

Description

Stop Transcoding

Stop Transcoding

Suspend all ongoing tasks in the list.

Remove All Incomplete Tasks

Remove All Incomplete Tasks

Remove all tasks that are yet to finish from the list.

Remove All Complete Tasks

Remove All Complete Tasks

Remove all complete tasks from the list.

Refresh

Refresh

Refresh the list.

 

Manage each task with the following buttons:

Button

Name

Description

Priority

Adjust the order each task is executed.

Remove

Remove the selected task from the list.

 

Auto Transcoding Folder

 

This feature is designed to convert the contents of an entire folder, and within the folder, the resolution of each subfolder can be specified independently. Click "Add" to add a new folder and select the video quality (resolution) and the folder to add it to the task list.

 


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