Thank you Klen.
Will definitely take a look at that. SOunds to be a good solution for now until Synology gets with the program and incorporates those settings into the DSM. Can't quite figure out WHY the hell they haven;t done it yet... guess they will learn in lost sales as the trade off.
Since DSM is in BETA, WOULD BE REAL FRICK'N NICE IF THEY WOULD JUST GO AHEAD AND ADD ALL THE EXTRA SETTINGS TO CONTROL THE THUMBNAIL OPTIONS NOW. (i.e. sharpen, ON/OFF; size, CONVERT ON/OFF, etc etc.) Not in a future release, but NOW.
What's really retarded, is WHY the HELL
would SHARPEN even be an option for generating the thumbnails on CPUs that are just slow and PURE crap? Processing should be made as simple as possible on weak CPUs to eleviate stress and INTENSE AMOUNT of time needed in order to do so? It's a frick'n thumbanil for gawds sake?! ANd aparently to top it off, CONVERT is also creating addiotnal sized images to go along with the original? Jeez, just create the bare minimum THUMBNAIL so u get the idea of what u will download before streaming to your device whatever it may be... it doesn;t need to be sharpened and high resolution.... defeats the purpose of a "THUMBNAIL"?!?!?!? Just need one ultra low res unsharpened thumbnail for each image...that's it...nothing more. DOn;'t need additonal storage space wasted, and time consumed to do so! Get your head out of your A$$ Synology! You have excelled for the most part, but in this area, have TRULY FAILED. FIX IT TO TRULY EXCEL!!!!! (we'll your at it, make your Ipad apps play ALL (or almost all) video formats, INCLUDING MPEG1,2, AVI, MKV etc etc. ANd make the DLNA play MP4, MKV VEN if the SONY Blu-ray players won;t let it via DLNA network)
It's definitely nice to have as much customization as DSM allows...but shouldn;t ahve to learn LINUX or whatever it is to get it to work right... just more crap to deal with and UNNECESARY WORKAROUNDS (jimmy riggings).
Thanks Klen...sure this will help many that stumble across this thread...seems to MANY similar obviously...searched but never found your most important link u provided.