I recently was out of town and tried to use the Channels Remote feature.
But when I tried it - I was able to pick up a Channels stream feed but it kept freezing and buffering.
When I researched the issue I discovered that my Synology ARM CPU (see CURRENT ENVIRONMENT below) is not capable of transcoding without buffering.
I travel quite frequently so I want to resolve this issue without breaking the bank.
From what I can tell the Raspberry Pi may be my best solution to this issue.
I understand that it will only support a single transcoded remote stream at a time (I am fine with that).
But have a few questions.
I pulled the suggested Raspberry PI Hardware (see below) from the Channels website.
Will this Raspberry PI Hardware deliver the same streaming capabilities/performance as my Synology DS216J?
I am a bit concerned because the Raspberry PI Hardware utilizes an external hard drive.
Which I assume would have more latency than the Synology hardwired drives.
IE - I do not want to sacrifice my home DVR performance at the expense of getting remote DVR access
Channels amazon link for the Raspberry Pi 4 board is - out of stock (Channels — Raspberry Pi).
Vilros has a 'Raspberry Pi 4 Model B - 2GB' for $46.38
Raspberry Pi 4 [2GB] | Approved Reseller | 2019 Model | – Vilros.com
These look to be identical.
Am I correct in saying that?
IE - I want to make sure I am getting the proper hardware.
SUGGESTED RASPBERRY PI HARDWARE Channels — Raspberry Pi
Single board Raspberry Pi 4 (2GB)
Power Supply - CanaKit 3.5A Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply - USB-C
Flirc Raspberry Pi 4 Case
WD Elements 4TB HD USB 3.0
Synology DS216J - Dual Core Armada385 - Linux 3.10.108 - 500MB RAM -x 1.14TB disk (36.1% used)
Channels DVR Server 2021.10.25.1801
apple tv hd