Latest QNAP NAS Software Supports HEIF/ HEVC File Formats and Video Transcoding

Press Release Summary:

  • Users can upload mobile photos/videos in HEIF/ HEVC formats to NAS and directly view them, or transcode HEVC files to MP4 (H.264)
  • ADPCM/ MP3/ PCM/ Vorbis/ AAC audio formats are supported
  • Provides a range of multimedia apps (including Video Station, File Station and QuMagie) to enjoy photos, music, and videos

Original Press Release:

QNAP Join Forces with CAYIN to Release MediaSign Player, Adding HEIF/ HEVC Support for QNAP NAS

Taipei, Taiwan, September 9, 2020 – QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today announced that QNAP NAS now supports CAYIN MediaSign Player. Developed by QNAP’s strategic partner CAYIN® Technology, MediaSign Player increases the multimedia capabilities of QNAP NAS, and can be downloaded from the QTS App Center. Licenses for MediaSign Player can be purchased from the QNAP Software Store to add support for HEIF/ HEVC file formats and video transcoding.

MediaSign Player License Plan                                   PLUS                                                              BASIC
Supported Images and Videos Formats               HEIFHEVC/ AVC (H.264)/ MPEG-2/                   AVC (H.264)/ MPEG-2/ MPEG-4/ VP8/ VP9/ WMV1/ 
                                                                             MPEG-4/ VP8/ VP9/ WMV1/ WMV2/ VC-1              WMV2/ VC-1
Supported Audio Formats                                          ADPCM/ MP3/ PCM/ Vorbis/ AAC                       ADPCM/ MP3/ PCM/ Vorbis/ AAC

HEIF/ HEVC formats are the current mainstream image and video formats on mobile devices and feature better compression than standard JPEG and H.264 formats. QNAP users can upload their mobile photos/videos in HEIF/ HEVC formats to their NAS and directly view them, or transcode HEVC files to MP4 (H.264) to directly play them using CAYIN MediaSign Player’s Plus license plan. QNAP NAS also provides a range of other multimedia apps (including Video Station, File Station and QuMagie) to enjoy photos, music, and videos.

QNAP users can download MediaSign Player from the QTS App Center. The Basic license plan is available for free during the promotional period, and users can purchase a Plus license plan to add support for HEIF/ HEVC (H.265) file formats.

CAYIN MediaSign Player currently only supports playing MP4 (H.264) videos. Click here to learn how to set up and use CAYIN MediaSign Player.

Minimum Requirements:
QNAP NAS with QTS 4.4.3 and with Multimedia Console 1.1.3.

About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP, named from Quality Network Appliance Provider, is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions from software development, hardware design to in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, we strive to build a technology ecosystem upon subscription-based software and diversified service channels. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than a simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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