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Minim wishlist
21-04-2015, 17:19
Post: #51
RE: Minim wishlist
(21-04-2015 16:26)tboooe Wrote:  Can you go into more detail about how the performance of the server will be compromised? Are you talking about sonic compromises?

As I understand it, it's about bandwidth and the speed of operations such as indexing across a network connection, but Simon would be able to give a more authoritative view. I don't think that sound quality as such would be an issue, but, as in any system with insufficient capacity, there are circumstances where dropouts could occur.

(21-04-2015 16:26)tboooe Wrote:  I have MinimServer running on an old ATOM 525 PC with transcoding at it works great. Unfortunately for me I cant even test MinimServer on my NAS since I have a really old Thecus N4100Pro. I know I need to upgrade but the Thecus still does its job and I am able to stream 1080p movies just fine with it.

I am always surprised how little processing power and RAM MinimServer needs to do its job. You will have seen descriptions on this forum of how well it runs on a Rasberry Pi, for instance. What you don't want is a TCP/IP connection between the media files and the server software, though, as in the case of the Pi, a USB2 connection seems to be fine.

If you get a new NAS capable of running MinimServer, you can perhaps keep the Thecus in your network, and it can continue to do what it does well for you.

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21-04-2015, 21:17
Post: #52
RE: Minim wishlist
(21-04-2015 16:26)tboooe Wrote:  Thank you! Can you go into more detail about how the performance of the server will be compromised? Are you talking about sonic compromises?

The SMB/CIFS protocol for network file access adds a large overhead to MinimServer scanning performance. This might be related to the way Java implements directory scanning and file I/O. There should be no effect on sound quality when playing a file.
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