Store MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 to NAS server for streaming

Have you a lot of MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 files that are stored on your cloud and would like to play them from NAS via Chromecast or other media players? Unfortunately, not all video files are playable after streaming from NAS server. In that circumstance, here provides an easy way for you to convert or transcode your MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 files to supported format of for WD TV Live Hub, PS4 Pro, PS4, PS3, Xbox One S, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, etc. to store on your NAS Drive and streaming over DLNA or other media server without quality loss.

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➤ Part 1: How to stream movies from NAS to Apple TV, iPad, etc?

➤ Part 2: Can I transcode videos stored on NAS for streaming to your device?

➤ Part 3: How to convert MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 to NAS for streaming?

How to stream movies from NAS to Apple TV, iPad, etc?

With support of SMB protocol, you could access server program through Network on Windows PC. Then how to access NAS from iPad iPhone Android without protocol for mobile? The best solution is to download and install a file explorer app for iOS, like Plex media server, DS Video, DS Audio, FileExplorer by Skyjos, Documents 6 by Readdle, etc., which could allow you to access your NAS, stream movies/music from NAS HDD using WiFi in the same LAN or over the internet and download files to devices for watching.

However, there is still some issues. Take Plex as an example. Not all NAS devices are supported by Plex server. Also, you will have to set up Plex Remote Access previously and carefully. Thirdly, sometimes Plex media server needs to transcode video/audio for playing, but NAS capability is not good enough, and the transcoding will be simply disabled and you will receive an error instead. And you have to verify if Plex Media Server on a NAS is right for you.

Can I transcode videos stored on NAS for streaming to your device?

Undoubtedly, the most common purpose for people to purchase NAS drive is that users can freely stream/access NAS media files anywhere as long as there is an internet connection. If you want to stream an unsupported movie format from NAS to iPhone, iPad, ATV, etc. for watching but your Plex for NAS cannot do the transcoding, there is a workaround: transcoding video before you save the video on NAS for later accessing. That is to say, you can also watch any videos and movies on TV, iPad, iPhone and other devices after video transcoding for NAS drive.

Video transcoding refers to the process of converting uncompatible video files originally unsupported compatible format by your Chromecast, Roku, Plex Player, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, iPad, iPhone, Samsung TV, etc. or other media players, otherwise your will encountered the video playback issue caused by the video codec limitation of your media devices. Along with some help from third party program like Dimo Video Converter Ultimate, that can be done effortlessly

This NAS video converter app is capable of transcoding MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 to media devices supported format to stream via NAS for playing, sharing with no quality loss, no matter you want to stream via a DLNA or UPNP client. What's more, it can also handle Blu-ray, DVD, ISO and other video formats, like MXF, MTS, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, etc. with codecs like H.264 (AVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1 can be transcoded up to 1080p/720P/480P by

  • Reducing Video Size without Quality Loss
  • Making Video Easier to Store on NAS or Transmit
  • Remuxing the audio codec of video files while keeping their codec intact

For example, if you record or shot videos with some HD camcorders as MKV files, the output video is always with a large file size. It's a better choice to convert/compres videos to HEVC for less storage space and bandwidth consumption. It will keep the original quality with a half file size by changing their DNA of encoder, bite rate, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, audio volume and etc.

Or you could decode your videos to a more acceptable format like H.264 MP4 by your device, since HEVC is still far from perfect compared with H.264 when it comes to the compatibility. Time is required for mobile devices, apps, tvs, etc to support the breathtaking codec. You could edit videos by cropping, trimming, adding watermark etc. before conversion.

Remuxing audio codec enables your PC browser (without plugin) or your Apple TV to play MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 videos whose audio codec is not supported.

Well, no more talking, let's download this NAS video converter program to get flawless video quality and fast conversion speed. If you are running on Mac, turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

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How to convert MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 to NAS for streaming?

Step 1 Add MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 movies

Run the NAS video Converter; click the "Add File" to load MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo and H.265 files planned to store on NAS to the program from your computer. Or you can also directly drag the video files into the program.

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Step 2 Choose output formats for sharing off NAS to other devices

Click the pull-down menu "Select Format" at the right of the interface to store MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 on NAS for widely using, and we here suggest you to move your cursor to "Video" or "HD Video" in order to preserve the high quality, such as choosing the "HEVC", "HEVC MKV", "MP4 H.264 HD", "MKV HD", or even "Lossless MKV" and "Multi-track MP4" for the video containing multiple subtitles and languages as we mentioned above. However, you should know that the HD format we select here is not of real HD quality because it depends on the original quality of source video, but the quality indeed is better.

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Tips: if you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

In addition, this NAS converter - Dimo Video Converter Ultimate - allows you to customize your video by the concise editing features, for example, cropping or trimming the unwanted ad parts or titles, changing video effects, adding watermarks or 3D for VR devices, etc.

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Step 3 Start to convert MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 to NAS drive

Click "Start" to start encoding MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 to NAS drive as per on your further playback devices. After that you can click "Open Folder" to find out where the output files are saved. If you want to set where you to save the output files, click the "Output Folder" drop-down list to set it before the conversion.

Afterwards, it's free to stream MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 files from NAS. Make sure the wireless network connection is accessible among the NAS and Apple TV, PS3, HD TV or other media players. Or you could share those converted MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, H.265 files directly from your computer to iPad, iPhone, Android or TV by free Dimo media server with the advanced IP address sharing technology without size streaming limitation.

Hopefully, this tutorial is detailed enough for anyone to follow. It does take a few steps, but nothing is very complicated. You luck with vary depending on the source videos you have and the type of target video playback devices you have to bypass. 

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