• Darkassassin07
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    29 days ago

    Storage is expensive :/

    That’s already almost 36tb, after conversion to HEVC which compressed it ~40%

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        29 days ago

        Cheaper, but it’s still not cheap and I really don’t have a whole lot of disposable income rn.

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          29 days ago

          You can get 12tb renewed drives for $100. A lot will even have decent warranties. If you’re lying for like, 3 streaming services, and cancel all three in favor of saving your own media locally it pays for itself quickly. Especially if you download stuff from like HBO Max.

          This is doubly true now that streaming services have started raising prices and pay walling content.

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        29 days ago

        really large hdds are still really expensive, the prices have somewhat plateaued at this rate. Nobody really needs such massive drives, and their isn’t exactly an incentive to produce larger drives, especially now that everyone seems to be moving to ssds.

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          29 days ago

          They aren’t though, price per GB on renewed storage with warranty is less than 10 cents a GB. That’s insanely low compared to just five years ago.

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            29 days ago

            that’s also renewed storage, and i guess compared to the last decade it’s pretty good.

            But even then compared to the continual creep of file sizes, it’s debatable. I mean 4k took off the last 5-10 years. I have yt videos ranging from 1-20 GB for 4k content now.

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      29 days ago

      How did you convert to hvec? I’d love to do that on my entire library but don’t know where to start. I’d also love to burn subtitles into some foreign films since Plex is generally terrible at doing subtitles…

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        29 days ago

        Up until now, I’ve been using the convert tool in Emby server. You can select a whole library and convert it, or individual items/playlists/collections; with options to automatically convert new media as it’s added.

        Tbh, I’ve been having a bit of trouble with it re-converting media it’s already done, so I was looking for another solution.

        Someone in this thread mentioned tdarr, so I’m going to be looking into that this weekend. Seems like a much more manageable tool with more powerful options.

        /edit; I should also mention, this is a long process. Using an rtx4080, it was almost 3 full months non-stop to convert my entire media library from mostly h264 -> h265.

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          29 days ago

          I should also mention, this is a long process. Using an rtx4080, it was almost 3 full months non-stop to convert my entire media library from mostly h264 -> h265.

          and if you’re looking to do software conversion you’re easily looking at years, but considering how long most media servers will be up for, it might actually be worthwhile to aggressively automate that so it just runs in the background while you aren’t looking. Also eats up additional CPU time which might be a benefit for someone.

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            29 days ago

            Cool, I’ll check out tdarr. My server is sitting idle most of the time so I’m fine with it taking it’s time doing it in the background.

            Edit Up and running. Pretty easy to config and get going. See you in about a year when everything is done…