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4k UHD Media Server Install Suggestions


luminenterprises@gmail.com

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Has anyone done a 4k/UHD media server/NAS drive install?  Looking for a solution for one of my 4k clients.  Currently have  Leaf 10x10 4k HDMI Matrix Switch.  Here is what I'm thinking but open to suggestions or if this can even be done.

Software: DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper (only software I could find that would support H.265/4k) AnyDVD doesn't seem to have 4k software yet.

http://www.dvdfab.cn/blu-ray-ripper.htm

Hardware: QNAP TVS-871 series.  Again only NAS I can find that supports 4k at 60Hz.  

Base on what I am researching, I could just have the client rip the Blu-rays with his own computer using DVDFab and drop them onto the QNAP TVS-871.

Thoughts, suggestion, feedback?

 

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What is your 4k player? I looked at Qnap manual and it's not. It has hdmi out but its only for Surveillance station software. I would say that for 4K storage just find whatever has fastest disk and network performance.

As for ripping, if the customer is technologically savvy then maybe PC solution is the best.

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Any suggestions on the 4k player and NAS drive combo?

I haven't dabbled in NAS systems, since I run Plex on a Windows Server instance, but both QNAP and Synology make solutions that will transcode 4K.

The Roku 4 will natively play 4K content through the Plex app, and it will integrate with Alan's Plex driver.

As long as the customer is OK with a rip your own solution, this will work great. Otherwise, look to Kaleidescape.

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Edit: plus with the Roku you get native access to Netflix, Hulu, etc.

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Software: DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper (only software I could find that would support H.265/4k) AnyDVD doesn't seem to have 4k software yet.

DVD Fab has recently stated they will not support UHD/HDR content ripping/decryption.

AnyDVD was just taken down but seems to be reviving.

 

As it stands - I'd tell your client as TRUE 4k content only came out today - don't expect a way to rip for a while.

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I saw that post a few days ago.  Below is the link I read.  Seems like I could piece a system together with a Roku 4k and Qnap bout would need to vital things to make it work: 1) software that will rip 4k, and 2) a Blu-ray drive that would read 4k (not determined if existing computer Blu-ray drives will be able to read/process the 4k data).  Uncharted territory...  But if the two conditions are met I believe a Qnap TVS-871 would future proof the system.  I didn't find anything that validated that Kaleidescape could playback 4k either but maybe not diving deep enough into it... (http://www.kaleidescape.com/products/encore/ )

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/02/next-gen-ultra-hd-blu-ray-discs-probably-wont-be-cracked-for-a-while/

 

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47 minutes ago, luminenterprises@gmail.com said:

I saw that post a few days ago.  Below is the link I read.  Seems like I could piece a system together with a Roku 4k and Qnap bout would need to vital things to make it work: 1) software that will rip 4k, and 2) a Blu-ray drive that would read 4k (not determined if existing computer Blu-ray drives will be able to read/process the 4k data).  Uncharted territory...  But if the two conditions are met I believe a Qnap TVS-871 would future proof the system.  I didn't find anything that validated that Kaleidescape could playback 4k either but maybe not diving deep enough into it... (http://www.kaleidescape.com/products/encore/ )

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/02/next-gen-ultra-hd-blu-ray-discs-probably-wont-be-cracked-for-a-while/

 

Literally the first paragraph on the page you linked discusses 4K playback.

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