Venturing into the World of Linux, Open Source, 3D Printing, and Tinkering.

N100 Media Serving Efficiency with Quick Sync

In my quest to optimize media serving capabilities, one feature that stood out for testing was Quick Sync, particularly its hardware acceleration potential. I embarked on a comparison between Jellyfin and Emby, evaluating the efficacy of Quick Sync and its impact on system performance. Utilizing a sample of media encoded at 2160p via x265, I conducted several tests, the results of which are presented in the accompanying charts. Without Quick Sync enabled, the CPU resources of the system were pushed to their limits. Continue reading

Beelink Mini S12 Performance

Thus far, my journey with the Beelink N100 mini PC has been fantastic. Intrigued by its performance capabilities, I embarked on a quest to evaluate its CPU prowess in comparison to other available processors at my disposal. To maintain simplicity in my assessment, I opted for the null output functionality within ffmpeg. Selecting a file from Netflix’s open content, I harnessed its data for my analysis. Below, you’ll find both the link to the file and the command I employed. Continue reading

Beelink Mini S12 pro first look

Recently, I took the plunge and acquired the Beelink MINI S12 Pro, primarily driven by my curiosity about the capabilities of the N100. As an avid enthusiast of all things tech, I saw this device not only as a potential infrastructure and testing hub for 412linux but also as a promising candidate for serving as a home media server. Having had positive experiences with Beelink devices in the past, I embarked on this journey with high hopes and eager anticipation. Continue reading

Beelink SER6 7735HS Non-functioning DisplayPort

2023-08-09 Hardware 412Linux
While setting up my BeeLink 7735HS, I found the DisplayPort would not present a screen on my monitor. While this worked perfectly on my previous setup, I figured it had to do with the HDMI to DisplayPort cable I was utilizing. I switched the cable and found the issue remained. While performing the standard internet search, I ran across this article which suggested the issue may be related to the supported version of DisplayPort for the cable. Continue reading

My first look at the Beelink SER6 7735HS

2023-08-06 Hardware 412Linux
I was recently in the market for a new desktop. For the past 5+ years, I have been using my Dell XPS developer edition as my main desktop. As much as I love my XPS laptop, it had become a burden to dock and undock from my office setup. After giving it some thought, I wanted a small desktop that I could use as a home base and continue to use my XPS laptop when not at home. Continue reading