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Quoting scotthm:
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Quoting Dr. Killpatient:
I have a little over 2200 movies on my Plex server so far, and like you am using Handbrake to convert the MKV files -- h.265 for Blu-rays and H.264 for DVDs.  I still have a little over 400 movies to go (plus whatever I buy from time to time.)  I only have about half of my TV series done yet though.


I've had a really good success rate with the h.265 version though the new RDJ Doolittle movie keeps freezing in different fixed spots playing through Plex. Never been able to figure it out, using a different compression ratio didn't help any. Movies with multiple parts (such as multi-disc) had to be omitted on most because joining the MKV's together prior didn't work due to different encodings.
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I've likewise got my collection stored on a Plex server though I've used Handbrake to convert the raw MKV files to h.265. Takes a 25GB MKV to 4-6GB. I've got 1,121 movies taking up 4.32 TB of storage which used to take over half of my 54TB NAS, freeing up enough space that I could take out a 6TB drive from the array and use it as a hot spare.
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My current criteria on getting the 4K version is if it has a higher frame rate than the standard blu-ray version.
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Quoting mbusby:
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I would like to see a place where recommendations for program changes could be made unless there is one already.

There's a feature request forum for Desktop & mobile devices but your millage may vary when the owner of the app has been unresponsive for several years now.
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I'm grandfathered on the add-ons so they're free for me too but I use Splashtop pretty much daily to remote into my different PC's at home and out. The iPad app has gotten a lot better over the past few months. It's free for use for up to 5 PC's on one email account.

If your host PC is low powered or some apps don't render well in it, install the Mirror driver on the Advanced tab. It can help a wee bit.
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This drive will read the 4K UHD discs. I own one.

https://www.newegg.com/p/1FV-000B-00043?Item=9SIAG1H8DD8302
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I'm also kinda hoping that if spammers see a subject titled like this one, they'll pass if they think their efforts will be ultimately wasted.
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According to Ken (if memory serves), if a post/user gets enough votes, it's auto-purged.
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I don't think you'll get much millage on older movies in 4K because the resolution wasn't high to begin with.
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I've got this 75" Vizio hanging approx 15' from the watching point (sofa) and it's very comfortable to watch & game on. The 65" I replaced it with was barely comfortable watching TV & movies but not to game with.
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One thing to note about HDR titles, make sure your TV supports HDR or your player can remove HDR (if that's a thing). Otherwise, you'll get a washed out look.
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For those who use Handbrake, here's my 4K HDR profile. It was optimized using Gemini Man to maintain a good visual quality comparable with the original. Source was 70.1MB, result 18.8MB.

http://strangejourney.net/Temp/H265@17_4K_HDR_10bit.json.txt

4K recordings understandably take a considerable amount of time to process. I believe Gemini Man was roughly 23 hours using on a VM utilizing half of a Threadripper 2990WX (primary numa nodes). Others have processed faster, Gemini Man has roughly 2.5x the amount of data to crunch at 60fps vs 24fps.
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Quoting Addicted2DVD:
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How about external... I only have a laptop.


I'd assume that any USB drive housing would be sufficient if you can find cables to connect the drive to the housing.

In theory.
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In case anyone needs it. Not intended to watch 4K discs with.

https://www.newegg.com/p/1FV-000B-00043?Item=9SIAG1H8DD8302

<whistles innocently>
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I still come here every 2-5 days and I still use the app but I'm always holding my breath when I click on the bookmark for invelos.com wondering if this is the time I'll get a server not found error.
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I don't think there's any active moderation going on. But if enough people the spam posts, the system will automatically clean it up.
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Quoting Doombear:
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Somebody put out a Thanksgiving Turkey and Christmas Decorations. Are there bots trained to do this task?

Kinda. It's a simple IF statement so if the dates fall between this range, display this image.
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Try doing a db repair before syncing.
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Try running a database repair.
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I've been using Plex for 5+ years now to watch my collection at home since I store my movies on a NAS using unRAID. I've been using it's mobile version to see if I already have a movie in my collection or not. It also tracks view history since at least 2014 and with recent versions, that view history is available on a per user & per movie/episode basis.

I still use DVDP on Windows though after typing up this post, I'm beginning to wonder why.
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