The Apple TV 4K and the DS Video

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The Apple TV 4K and the DS Video

Postby yerbabie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:30 am

How long will it take Synology to provide support for the new 4K ATV announced? Surly the work would have started a while back with SDK's etc.

What devices will this be limited to? My assumption is it's going to be Group 1 / Type 1 devices?
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Re: The Apple TV 4K and the DS Video

Postby sincarne » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:59 pm

Why you think it not work out of box? It still tvOS
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Re: The Apple TV 4K and the DS Video

Postby sbarnea » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:43 pm

Getting the confirmatiin that this works is the only thing that prevents me from ordering the new Apple TV.

The DS Video android app running on Sony Bravia is almost useless bescause the TV itself is not able to sustain the high-bandwith.
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Re: The Apple TV 4K and the DS Video

Postby THX723 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:08 am

Also wondering about this.

Current DS Video app does work on Apple TV 4K. However it does not currently support native 4K (and H.265) decoding by Apple TV 4K .
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Re: The Apple TV 4K and the DS Video

Postby Len_E » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:16 am

I think the curious thing is that I was able to stream h.265 to the previous AppleTV, when the DS Video app first came out. I tried it last week, and had no luck.

Not sure if this was a change in one of the DS Video updates, or if it is a product differentiation issue now.

I just got the new 4K AppleTV, so I’ll know pretty soon.
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Re: The Apple TV 4K and the DS Video

Postby THX723 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:25 am

I was able to play H.265 (1080p) with my previous 4th-gen Apple TV without any issue. The only downside was the intense 90%+ CPU utilization w. even my DS916+ II.
Now that the new Apple TV 4K supports both 4K and H.265 natively, the hope is for an updated DS Video that lends Apple TV 4K to do the heavy lifting of H.265 and/or 4K decoding.
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Re: The Apple TV 4K and the DS Video

Postby Camazotz » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:04 am

I have the new Apple TV 4K, a synology DS2415 and can confirm the DS video app works fine. Also runs fine with x265. I have not tried a 4K file yet, but anticipate it will work fine. I’ll test that soon.
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Re: The Apple TV 4K and the DS Video

Postby killerghostwolf » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:18 pm

I can confirm the app works fine on the new Apple TV 4K. However, any files encoded in H.265/HEVC do not natively work in the app causing the server to transcode the file. My 1513+ will sit at 100% CPU usage on a 1080p HEVC file for just a couple of seconds of video. For something that this new Apple TV can natively support, shouldn't it just need to be turned on in the app itself?

Here's a breakdown of what my files are encoded as per Video Station's view media info:

Video Codec: hevc
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Rotation: 0°
Frame per second: 23.976
Profile: Main
Level: 120
Audio Codec: ac3
Audio Channel: 5.1(side)
Sample Rate: 48000
Language: eng

Is there something I'm missing?
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Re: The Apple TV 4K and the DS Video

Postby Ekomax1 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:24 am

Same here. 4K MKV Hevc is transcoding. Big Buck Bunny Sintel Tears of Steel. All transcoding on the ATV4k. Further problem on all movies is that i saw is that if AC3 passthrough in the app is on it beginns to stutter from time to time (Same on iOS app).

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