I’m sitting with a little headache here. Obviously, I’m not 24/7 at home and also want to watch a movie or series from my collection when I’m not at home. As I’d like to sync my movies and progress, I have to use a remote address for my collection, instead of a local address (I.e. NAS.local or 192.168.x.x). This, for my iPad as well as my local Apple TV.
My data is stored on a new gen Synology NAS that somehow doesn’t allow me to use SMB over a remote address (perhaps a setting wrong, feel free to suggest), NFS is only local and FTP… Well that works. But my problem is speed vs accessibility. Simply, because in terms of speed it is:
NFS > SMB > FTP
So in order to access my collection both inside and outside the house, I have to use (as far as I can tell) the slowest protocol. Gladly, 90% of streaming is in doors, yet I want to have my movie collection accessible everywhere.
What can I do to optimize both speed and accessibility? Should I stick with FTP (or SFTP) or is there another approach we can take?