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Tvheadend on QNAP TS-453A

Added by Davor Komljenovic 4 months ago

Hello,

What is the best way to run Tvheadend (plus Oscam and WebGrabPlus) on QNAP TS-453A?

I have HDHomeRun Connect 4 tuner network tuner and I am currently running Tvheadend on Odroid XU4 running headless Debian. I also run Oscam for the paid channels and WebGrabPlus for downloading EPG. I watch TV with Kodi on a separate Intel NUC machine. I also have (now failed) Seagate Personal Cloud NAS. Since QNAP TS-453A seems adequately powerful to handle all of these applications on one machine, I want to replace the three pieces of hardware with QNAP TS-453A.

I understand that I can run Tvheadend and other Linux apps in containers but seeing as I have 4 tuners and I regularly record and watch 4 HD channels, what is the best way to run Tvheadend and Kodi then? For example, is it better to run a virtual machine where I would run Tvheadend and all other Linux apps (including Pihole, for example) or is it adequate to run these programs individually in docker containers? Or as QPKG, which I don't understand how are different than docker containers.

If you can provide me with any information or personal experience, it would be helpful. Up to this point I have been compiling and making Tvheadend for the Odroid XU4 (same for Oscam) and I guess I can do the same if I run the virtual machine. However maybe that is not needed if performance wise this QNAP TS-453A can run all of these things in a different way without suffering. I still need to use the NAS as NAS for storing files, for Tvheadend recordings, and for Kodi to watch TV while Tvheadend is doing all the other work.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you ahead of time.


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RE: Tvheadend on QNAP TS-453A - Added by Davor Komljenovic 4 months ago

I see the review. However I will not be running graphics and memory intensive OS like Windows 10 inside virtual machine.

Do you have any experience with this QNAP TS-453A or in general with some other similar NAS? I would think I can run tvheadend, oscam, webgrabplus, and pihole together with normal NAS functions without performance issues. Maybe adding Kodi to all that would create problems. I can start with everything except Kodi and see it goes.

I guess the question is then should I run tvheadend inside of docker? Do you have a suggestion or experience?

RE: Tvheadend on QNAP TS-453A - Added by saen acro 4 months ago

USFF PC is better solution for funny money,
i7 with 32Gb ram m.2 NVME etc.

HP Elite Slice /EliteDesk 800 G1
Dell OptiPlex 9020 Micro or similar.
Then use your NAS for what is made.

RE: Tvheadend on QNAP TS-453A - Added by Davor Komljenovic 4 months ago

I already have Intel NUC where I'm running LibreELEC (Kodi) and Odroid XU4 that runs everything else. I don't need any additional and new machines, these two handle their respective roles without problems. I am asking whether I can use the NAS to replace these 3 machines since it is there and not doing much besides NAS stuff. It saves space, ethernet ports, and hopefully some power.

RE: Tvheadend on QNAP TS-453A - Added by saen acro 4 months ago

Use LibreELEC for TVH, just install it from repo.

RE: Tvheadend on QNAP TS-453A - Added by Davor Komljenovic 4 months ago

You mean run it on the existing Intel NUC? It is not capable of doing Tvheadend with 4 simultaneous recordings and/or live TV AND Kodi.

Anyway, that is not what I am asking. I am asking how to best run all of the above on QNAP NAS.

RE: Tvheadend on QNAP TS-453A - Added by saen acro 4 months ago

Davor Komljenovic wrote:

You mean run it on the existing Intel NUC? It is not capable of doing Tvheadend with 4 simultaneous recordings and/or live TV AND Kodi.

Anyway, that is not what I am asking. I am asking how to best run all of the above on QNAP NAS.

If dual core 15 years old cpu can do 30 HD hls streams imagine what can NUC do with transcoding ;)

Or maby your NUC have lower spec then Celeron on NAS?

RE: Tvheadend on QNAP TS-453A - Added by Davor Komljenovic 3 months ago

I'm currently testing running Tvheadend on that Intel NUC with Kodi, to see how it handles 4 HD streams plus watching recordings at the same time. I have another post on the forum now to understand how the data would flow if I used this setup but recorded on the NAS, instead of the Intel NUC. Do you know and can explain? I wonder if I would run into bandwidth problems or processing problems.

RE: Tvheadend on QNAP TS-453A - Added by saen acro 3 months ago

Both devices have 1Gb interface.
Single 1.9Tb SSD on RockStor NAS can handle 30 HD channels

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