How to disable conversion just for videos?

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How to disable conversion just for videos?

Unread post by TomekGnomek » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:53 pm

I've come to terms with the process of converting photos and creating thumbnails, which takes forever, but I would like to disable creating lower-quality videos. I have disabled the "convert videos for mobile devices" option but DSM still creates H364 and FLV preview files. Is it possible to disable this?

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Re: How to disable conversion just for videos?

Unread post by blademi » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:40 pm

I want to disable video conversion in Photo Station but I want to have enabled the creation of thumbnails. It seems that both are the same in the configuration of Photo Station. Is it possible to configure them separately? It could be implemented in the next update? Thank you.

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Re: How to disable conversion just for videos?

Unread post by kev-nn » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:56 pm

Is there some news regarding this issue?
I use Photo Station for the Apple TV so I dont need these plenty of flv files...

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Re: How to disable conversion just for videos?

Unread post by mexson » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:09 pm

Same concern for me
I don't want to generate converted video files but I still want to generate thumbnail for my photos.
My NAS takes 1hour to convert 5 video files of 20 seconds so I want to disable the feature !

There is no option to turn of video conversion in Photo Station.
In system settings, "Converts video for mobile device" is unchecked but it does'nt work.

If anyone find a solution, please share !
Thanks

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Re: How to disable conversion just for videos?

Unread post by HardyK » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:42 pm

mexson wrote:My NAS takes 1hour to convert 5 video files of 20 seconds so I want to disable the feature !
There's no way to switch it off. You can mitigate the problem by using Photo Station Uploader.
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Re: How to disable conversion just for videos?

Unread post by mexson » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:22 am

Thanks for your reply.
This setting should really be implemented !
By using uploader, you lose the ability to easily backup your camera roll from your phone to your nas by wifi... :(

Edit: one thought... What's the purpose of "convert videos for mobile devices" then ?

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Re: How to disable conversion just for videos?

Unread post by HardyK » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:40 am

mexson wrote:What's the purpose of "convert videos for mobile devices" then ?
This setting makes an MP4 file in addition to the default FLV file. Switching it off thus saves one file conversion but it always makes the FLV file if you want to be able to have a thumbnail and view videos in PS. You can't have the video thumbnail without the video FLV conversion.

Please see my fuller answer here:
https://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopi ... le#p505647
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Re: How to disable conversion just for videos?

Unread post by pedroosan » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:43 am

bump

Also very interested in this.
Thumbnails for video are nice, but no need for keeping several copies of a video. Really too much space and cpu overhead, please.
I don't even care to play videos in the web interface of photostation. Streaming to tablet via ds photo/ds file and playing in something like mx player is all that's needed.
Not putting these videos under the photo folder is an option, but then there are no thumbnails. :(

The manage conversion dialog should really allow disabling video conversion...

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