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Q: How do I stream videos smoothly with LooksGood/AiVideos?

2021-04-08





Please use a compatible Web browser when using LooksGood. LooksGood supports Windows Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari web browsers.


More information about LooksGood, AiVideos, please kindly refer to the links below:

Introduction to LooksGood:
http://download.asustor.com/college/en/NAS_138_Introduction_to_LooksGood.pdf

Configuring AiVideos and MX Player Decoder:
http://download.asustor.com/college/en/NAS_247_Configuring_AiVideos_and_MX_Player_Decoder.pdf

Video Transcoding for a Smoother Playback Experience


Real-time hardware transcoding using Intel processors on ASUSTOR NAS devices allow video files that are not supported by the playback device to be first converted into a playable format before being sent to the playback device. With such powerful hardware, even real-time transcoding of 1080p high resolution video files is a piece of cake. If bandwidth issues cause playback to become choppy, you can always adjust the resolution of the video stream to create a smoother playback experience.

Supported formats for streaming playback and transcoding on ASUSTOR NAS are as follows:

NAS Model AS2TE / 3 AS1 / 2 / 40 / 6 / 65 / 71 AS31 / 32 / 61 / 62 AS63 / 64 AS11 / AS33 / AS52 / 53 / 66 AS50 / 51 / 70
LooksGood Server Transcoding Hyper-Transcode [1] 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM, RMVB
Codec [1] (Decode) Hardware Decode Supported codecs: H.264 (AVC), MPEG-2, VC-1 up to 1080p. - Supported codecs: H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-2, VC-1 up to 1080p. Supported codecs: H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-2, VC-1, VP9 up to 1080p. Supported codecs: H.264 (AVC), MPEG-2, VC-1 up to 1080p.
Software Decode Supported codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-4 up to 1080p. Supported Codec: H.264 (AVC) up to 1080p. Supported codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-4 up to 1080p.

Supported codecs: H.265 (HAVC), MPEG-1, MPEG-4 up to 1080p.

Web Browser [2]
(LooksGood)
Stream Original File 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM, RMVB
iOS [3]
(AiVideos)
Android
(AiVideos)
Hyper-Transcode [1] 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM, RMVB
Stream Original File Supported formats depend on the device. It is recommended that you install MX Player for an optimal user experience.
Chromecast
(Android AiVideos)
Hyper-Transcode [1] 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM, RMVB
Stream Original File Supported video codecs: H.264 Supported audio codecs: AAC/MP3 for MP4


Note:

1. For file extensions such as AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MKV, TS and other formats, if their codec is not in the supported list above, you will not be able to execute transcoding.
2. Please select 720p or a lower transcoding resolution if you are using an iPhone 5 (A6 32-Bit) or older.
3. Models with hardware transcoding support: AS2TE / 3 / 31 / 32 / 50 / 51 / 52 / 53/ 61 / 62 / 63 / 64 / 70


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