Originally Posted by name='nathan'
takes too much time for me to convert to avi or whatever. So i just transcode to dvd5. You do loose a little quality depending on the size.
Yeah, I can understand that, it`s kinda the way I was leaning, but the storage situation is getting a bit silly. Looking into the future, I`m gonna be knackered carry on at approx 5g a dvd.
Originally Posted by name='Joe'
My rips are small and damn near the original DVD in Quality
personally I use Option C -- I rip all my DVDs to x264 using Gordian Knot
The Video CODEC I use is x264 ~ 1.2 KBps using a dual pass encode with a customish Quant Matrix ... all Encoding Quality options set to high (longer to encode but worth it)
I also take the original 5.1 track and embed it into the video file ... no conversion as it is basically compressing a compressed source and IMHO too risky for audio artifacts
I keep the source res minus Black Bars (auto Crop)
I know what u mean by using a tera ... looking @ adding an extra 500 - 750 Gb Disk to my Raid In my media center/Torrent/File server (aka my dual Xeon workhorse)
I`m gonna have to adopt something like this. I don`t think the time issue will be that much of a problem.
I think if I try and stick to a routine of watch the dvd `from it`s case` the first time around. Then once it`s over, rip the sucker, probably using a pc setup to do exactly that coz I got a spare 3800x2 that handles video conversions pretty smartly.
As opposed to an approx 5g footprint per dvd - what are u getting ? 1.5g or less ?