Video Streaming Problems on my Synology NAS
Posted on 2014-01-28
I have a Synology DS211 dedicated to movies - all in mp4 format. Each file is approx. 5 Gb. I share with my family across the internet. The DS211 is a single core, 1.6Ghz processor with 256 mb RAM.
My Internet speed is fast i.e. 100 mb/s download, 10 mb/s upload.
The problem is I have family members on the West Coast (I'm on the East Coast) experiencing delays while watching a movie. It will play for 5 minutes, then wait a few minutes, then play again. To annoying to enjoy a movie that way. My Son was connected the other night experiencing this issue. He was the only one connected to my DS at the time. He measured his internet download speed at 18 mb/s.
I'm struggling to find a solution here - even considering buying a new DS. The frustration is there are so many to choose from and I hate to just pick one only to discover it doesn't solve the problem.
I'm looking at the DS414 which is a dual core with 1 Gb RAM but I don't know if these components come into play when it comes to video streaming. There is also a DS513+ which is Synology's top of the line, but again, not sure if it would solve the problem and pretty pricey.
Can someone educate me on this, perhaps recommend a solution?