Advanced Media Extensions

DSM Version

Advanced Media Extensions


  • Supports viewing High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and High-Efficiency Image Container (HEIC) files on your Synology NAS. The packages below require Advanced Media Extensions for optimal use. The supported functions may vary due to the hardware specifications.


  • File Station
    • Supports displaying HEIC files
  • Synology Drive
    • Supports displaying thumbnails of HEIC files in Thumbnail View and Detail View
  • Surveillance Station
    • Supports viewing HEVC recordings
  • Synology MailPlus
    • Supports displaying thumbnails of HEIC files
    • Synology MailPlus Server can search for the metadata of HEIC files
  • Synology Photos
    • Supports displaying HEIC photos
    • Supports displaying Live Photos
    • Supports displaying thumbnails of HEVC and HEIC photos in Timeline View, Folder View, and albums on the mobile app
  • Universal Viewer
    • Supports previewing HEIC files
  • Video Station
    • Supports playing HEVC videos via web browsers, Airplay, Chromecast, and DLNA devices
    • Supports the offline conversion of HEVC videos


  • HEVC videos that were not uploaded via mobile devices cannot be played