• Darkassassin07
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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.

    • KillingTimeItself@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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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.

      • MrJukes@lemmy.today
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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…