• Home Movie Server

    From Denn Gray@VERT/OUTWEST to All on Sat Jun 11 22:45:36 2016
    Just got my DLNA Media Server up and running about 2 months ago for use with my ROKU boxes, Work great except for the fact that ROKU only uses 3 video formats, the format I chose was the h.264 format, I then purchased Any Video Converter wich does a great job but takes about 2 hours to convert a single DVD even though I have an nviia 520 graphics card that takes advanage of CUDA.
    One thing I did find is since I have dual DVD burners and a 2 core processor I can actually burn two DVD's at the same time in that same timespan.
    Does anyone know of a faster video converter program?

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Denn Gray on Mon Jun 13 09:04:32 2016
    Just got my DLNA Media Server up and running about 2 months ago for
    use
    with my ROKU boxes, Work great except for the fact that ROKU only uses
    3
    video formats, the format I chose was the h.264 format, I then
    purchased
    Any Video Converter wich does a great job but takes about 2 hours to convert a single DVD even though I have an nviia 520 graphics card
    that
    takes advanage of CUDA.
    One thing I did find is since I have dual DVD burners and a 2 core processor I can actually burn two DVD's at the same time in that same timespan.
    Does anyone know of a faster video converter program?

    I'm not sure if there's one that's faster, but I've been using MakeMKV and Handbrake for a while, and they seem to do a fairly good job.

    I might look into using Plex as a media server. I'm not sure if Roku
    supports Plex, but one thing Plex does is re-encodes on the fly to support formats that the client device can play. So you can just rip the movie to
    the format you want and not worry about what the devices support.

    Nightfox

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Denn Gray on Mon Jun 13 16:27:15 2016
    Re: Home Movie Server
    By: Denn Gray to All on Sat Jun 11 2016 10:45 pm

    with my ROKU boxes, Work great except for the fact that ROKU only uses 3 video formats, the format I chose was the h.264 format, I then purchased
    Any Video Converter wich does a great job but takes about 2 hours to
    convert a single DVD even though I have an nviia 520 graphics card that takes advanage of CUDA.
    One thing I did find is since I have dual DVD burners and a 2 core processor I can actually burn two DVD's at the same time in that same timespan.
    Does anyone know of a faster video converter program?


    your problem is your hardware is shit. you need a decent amount of memory
    and a better processor.

    any video converter is bottom of the barrel and doesnt have good results.

    you didnt say what you were converting TO. you just said you have a dvd. are you ripping to mkv?

    anyways i'd use convertX

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nightfox on Mon Jun 13 15:01:40 2016
    Re: Home Movie Server
    By: Nightfox to Denn Gray on Mon Jun 13 2016 09:04 am

    I might look into using Plex as a media server. I'm not sure if Roku supports Plex, but one thing Plex does is re-encodes on the fly to support formats that the client device can play. So you can just rip the movie to the format you want and not worry about what the devices support.

    Roku (the newer ones anyway) have a Plex client app. Works great.

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  • From Denn Gray@VERT/OUTWEST to Nightfox on Tue Jun 14 00:08:31 2016
    Re: Home Movie Server
    By: Nightfox to Denn Gray on Mon Jun 13 2016 09:04 am

    I'm not sure if there's one that's faster, but I've been using MakeMKV and Handbrake for a while, and they seem to do a fairly good job.

    I might look into using Plex as a media server. I'm not sure if Roku supports Plex, but one thing Plex does is re-encodes on the fly to support formats that the client device can play. So you can just rip the movie to the format you want and not worry about what the devices support.

    I have also been trying Handbrake and just discovered that if I encode
    in MKV format it does a great job and only takes 20 to 35 mintes per movie.

    So now life is all good again :) I thought about running a PLEX server
    But don't want to tie up a computer full time.
    My DLNA server is a 1 terabyte USB hard drive pluged into my router
    and I can stream Movies from it to all 4 of my ROKU boxes.

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  • From Denn Gray@VERT/OUTWEST to Mro on Tue Jun 14 00:15:30 2016
    Re: Home Movie Server
    By: Mro to Denn Gray on Mon Jun 13 2016 04:27 pm

    your problem is your hardware is shit. you need a decent amount of memory and a better processor.

    any video converter is bottom of the barrel and doesnt have good results.

    you didnt say what you were converting TO. you just said you have a dvd. a you ripping to mkv?

    No the problem is not my PC lol I was using Any Video Converter on
    a PC with a 3.4 quad core PC with 8 gigs of DDR3 mem
    the problem sadly is AVC is slow, anyway I found Handbrake and it converts
    to MKV in 20 - 35 minutes, I use any DVD as well.
    anyway it's working great with handbrake

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Denn Gray on Tue Jun 14 15:45:51 2016
    Re: Home Movie Server
    By: Denn Gray to Mro on Tue Jun 14 2016 12:15 am

    No the problem is not my PC lol I was using Any Video Converter on
    a PC with a 3.4 quad core PC with 8 gigs of DDR3 mem
    the problem sadly is AVC is slow, anyway I found Handbrake and it converts to MKV in 20 - 35 minutes, I use any DVD as well.


    oh you said 2 core procesor.

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  • From Denn Gray@VERT/OUTWEST to Mro on Thu Jun 16 09:49:44 2016
    Re: Home Movie Server
    By: Mro to Denn Gray on Tue Jun 14 2016 03:45 pm

    Re: Home Movie Server
    By: Denn Gray to Mro on Tue Jun 14 2016 12:15 am

    No the problem is not my PC lol I was using Any Video Converter on
    a PC with a 3.4 quad core PC with 8 gigs of DDR3 mem
    the problem sadly is AVC is slow, anyway I found Handbrake and it convert to MKV in 20 - 35 minutes, I use any DVD as well.


    oh you said 2 core procesor.


    One of my PC's is a 2 core, the other is a quad.

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  • From Flavio Bessa@VERT/ABUTRE2 to Nightfox on Sat Jun 18 20:02:00 2016
    Nightfox wrote to Denn Gray <=-

    I might look into using Plex as a media server. I'm not sure if Roku supports Plex, but one thing Plex does is re-encodes on the fly to
    support formats that the client device can play. So you can just rip
    the movie to the format you want and not worry about what the devices support.

    I have a bunch of Chromecasts here at home and use Plex.

    It works fine, no issues...



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  • From Vectorgamer@VERT/CAPSHRIL to All on Thu Jun 23 13:12:45 2016
    Re: Home Movie Server
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Mon Jun 13 2016 03:01 pm

    Roku (the newer ones anyway) have a Plex client app. Works great.

    I can confirm. I have a Roku 2 and 3 and Plex is supported on both.

    I bought a Western Digital MyCloud Mirror last December and you can install the Plex app on it. It streams music perfectly but I get an error that the MyCloud doesn't have enough machine to stream video.

    However, I can use the Roku media player to watch video off of MyCloud - go figure. The media player doesn't organize videos as nicely as Plex does but if I really want to watch my home movies I have that as an option.

    One more nice thing about MyCloud is you can configure it so that you can access it anywhere you have an Internet connection. I guess there's some relay that allows you to access it. It comes in handy that when I'm on the road I can just fire up the MyCloud app on my phone and play my favorite music. It would be nice if Plex could do this cuz the MyCloud app basically just displays your drive like a folder view.

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  • From Captain Obvious@VERT/SHADOW9 to Denn Gray on Tue Jul 5 18:34:08 2016
    Another vote for Plex here. I've had a DLNA server or HTPC server running in the house for at least 20 years. It just keeps getting easier and easier. Currently my Plex server is running on my personal desktop pc but I'll be moving it to an RPi 3 pretty soon so I can stick it in my basement.


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