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How much uplink Internet speed needed for flawless remote Jellyfin watching (2-3 people at the same time, no 4K).
  • Are you transcoding?

    4mbit per client for 1080 is generally a workable minimum for the average casual watcher if you have H265 compatible clients (and a decent encoder, like a modern intel CPU for example), 6 - 8mbit per client if its H264 only.

    Remember that the bitrate to quality curve for live transcoding isn't as good as a slow, non-real-time encode done the brute force way on a CPU. so if you have a few videos that look great at 4mbit, dont assume your own transcodes will look quite that nice, you're using a GPU to get it done as quickly as possible, with acceptable quality, not as slowly and carefully as possible for the best compression.

  • What file format do you store your media in?
  • You're confusing a container format (MKV) with a video codec (AV1)

    MKV is just a container like a folder or zip file that contains the video stream (or streams, technically you can have multiple) which could be in H264, H265, AV1 etc etc, along with audio streams, subtitles and many other files that go along, like custom Fonts, Posters, etc etc.

    As for the codec itself, AV1 done properly is a very good codec but to be visually lossless it isn't significantly better than a good H265 encode without doing painfully slow CPU encodes, rather than fast efficient GPU encodes. people that are compressing their entire libraries to AV1 are sacrificing a small amount of quality, and some people are more sensitive to its flaws than others. in my case I try to avoid re-encoding in general. AV1 is also less supported on TVs and Media players, so you run into issues with some devices not playing them at all, or having to use CPU decoding.

    So I still have my media in mostly untouched original formats, some of my old movie archives and things that aren't critical like daily shows are H265 encoded for a bit of space saving without risking compatibility issues. Most of my important media and movies are not re-encoded at all, if I rip a bluray I store the video stream that was on the disk untouched.

  • Self-hosted Jellyfin CPU or GPU for 4K HDR transcoding?
  • N5095 ? lots of reports of that one not supporting everything it should based on other Jasper Lake chips, CPU getting hit for Decode when it shouldn't for example. Also HDR to SDR cant be accelerated with VPP on that one as far as I know so the CPU gets smashed. I think you can do it with OpenCL though.

  • Self-hosted Jellyfin CPU or GPU for 4K HDR transcoding?
  • Was it an n100? They have a severely limited power budget of 6w compared to the n95 at 25w or so.

    I'm running jellyfin ontop of ubuntu desktop while also playing retro games. That all sits in a proxmox vm with other services running alongside it. It's perfectly snappy.

  • Self-hosted Jellyfin CPU or GPU for 4K HDR transcoding?
  • One of my miniPCs is just a little N95 and it can easily transcode 4K HDR to 1080p (HDR or tonemapped SDR) to a couple of clients, and with excellent image quality. You could build a nice little server with a modern i3 and 16gigs of ram and it would smash through 4 or 5 high bitrate 4K HDR transcodes just fine.

    Is that one transcoding client local to you? or are you trying to stream over the web? if it's local, put some of the budget to a new player for that screen perhaps?

  • Cheap, but reliable SSDs?
  • I've had good luck with WD Blue NVME (SN550)

    I've put several of those into machines at work and have had years without an issue. I'm also running a WD Blue SN550 1TB in my server as one of the caches, 25000 hours power on time, >100TB written, temperatures way higher than they should be and still over 93% health remaining according to smart.

  • Would you teach your kids how to pirate?
  • Sonarr/Radarr etc make it very easy and safe for media, but apps and games would be more of a serious sit down and talk kind of situation as more can go wrong there.

  • How to fix genres for thousands of songs? And where to download giant catalogs of music?
  • Soulseek is more like an old school peer to peer network like kazaa, limewire, winmx, ed2k etc.

    I haven't seen any clients with a playlist downloader, though that sounds like a cool feature to suggest.

    You don't have to seed.

  • GitHub - kevinbentley/Descent3: Descent 3 by Outrage Entertainment
  • I played Crysis on a Vuzix VR920 in around 2008, that was my first VR other than a virtual boy.

    Dual 640x480, frame interleaved 3d at 30hz per eye! if you drop a single frame the eyes got out of sync and switched! I think I had dual 9600GTs at the time and it struggled. I think it also struggled on the dual 9800GTX+ I had after that.

    head tracking was purely gyro/accelerometer based and worked very poorly.

  • GitHub - kevinbentley/Descent3: Descent 3 by Outrage Entertainment
  • That is awesome.

    I played descent 1 and 2 for hours on end back in the day, never got to play 3 as I didn't have a 3d card yet and they dropped the software renderer option.

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    best device for avoiding transcoding?
  • Yea I've got 3 in my video distribution rig at the moment, one 2015, a 2017 and a 2019 and they are all going strong, all on projectivy and some adb tweaks though.

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    best device for avoiding transcoding?
  • You should consider upgrading to some kind of mesh system then. sure they aren't perfect, but even a basic 3 node kit could probably increase your throughput ten fold. If you want to use DDWRT or OpnSense or whatever you can still run it separately and route internet traffic or use it for your DHCP server.

    To stream a 4K bluray remux rips on your Lan you need a solid 150mbit minimum between server and player to be reliable for example. I am hardwired all the way except for mobiles, but even on Wi-Fi I can easily pull 400-500mbit real world throughput through most of the house thanks to my Wifi6 setup with multiple APs

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    best device for avoiding transcoding?
  • The shield pro 2019 is probably still the best overall, it's not perfect as there are some weaknesses due to the age of its chipset, but for all the common formats used in Movies and TV it works perfectly, especially if you are playing full remux files, not re-encoded compressed video. Kodi runs very well, Plex runs very well, Jellyfin is mostly perfect too, but has some limitations in the current version.

    Yes it supports HDR10 (not10+) and Dolby Vision, which covers 98% of all 4K blurays and TV shows, anything HDR10+ just gets played in HDR10 compatibility mode, if you TV doesn't do DV it plays the HDR10 layer on 99% of files. There are some issues with HLG as it isnt properly supported but you don't come across that format all that often and there is usually an SDR or regular HDR version available, if your TV supports manually activating HLG then it works fine.

    Yes there is a minor colour bug in some DV content, no it isn't the end of the world as some people make it out to be.

    It is one of the only players that will give you full DTS:X and Dolby Atmos support, it has a very nice configurable upscaler for lower res content (AI upscale on low works excellently with minimal artifacts), it still has a lot going for it despite its age.

    Also its easy to decrapify with ADB, you can easily configure third party launchers and other fun stuff.

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  • What is your network infrastructure that is giving you those poor performance numbers?

    Most consumer all in one routers are crap but not that bad. the file server should always connect to the main hub of the network with Ethernet (whether that be the router, a switch or an all-in-one crap box), these days pretty much everything should be at least 1gigabit.

    Are you trying to use wifi for everything? that's a recipe for disaster unless you really know what you are doing and have multiple APs and careful signal strength and channel management

  • Since when did 1337x start doing this crap?
  • Prowlarr is good because it combines usenet indexers and torrents. Makes it very easy to search for anything and compare versions/sources.

  • Unsmart a smart TV
  • Gets even weirder when you see LGs webOS kinda started out as PalmOS

  • Unsmart a smart TV
  • I have seen some talk over on XDA forums, but since there is more to an android TV than just the basic android OS, it's a bit trickier without risking losing licences/compatibility/DRM/features.

    Some older LG webOS tvs can be rooted and custom apps installed too such as ad free youtube players etc.

  • Unsmart a smart TV
  • Not sure if there's a list, but most Android based TVs can be cleaned and modded to some degree via ADB. If you can access the dev settings in android, chances are you can do a lot to make it better, strip out some google or branded packages, replace the launcher to block OS level ads etc. Projectivy usually works well since it supports input switching on many devices, but it's still better to do all of this to a separate box and then plug it into a TV that is firewalled/filtered/offline. more control and less to fuck up.

    Rooting and unlocking bootloaders is more complex as these android devices dont have normal recovery systems and require a lot of custom drivers to make the video and audio processing work, so it's not worth going that far.

  • Unsmart a smart TV
  • LCDs do tend to speak somewhat standardised languages, but there is a lot more to a modern TV than just an LCD controller.

    Color and white balance calibration, image/motion processing, HDR Processing, backlight control/dimming zones, input management, audio decoding/encoding/passthrough, digitizing analogue sources, HDMI licencing, Dolby licencing, etc.

    If you want a better smart TV the best thing to do is to get a hackable TV like most android based models, replace the launcher, strip out system apps and telemetry with ADB and start fresh, then either leave it offline or use filtering to only allow access to the services you approve.

  • Finding sources for niche media - Surround Music

    Gday folks,

    Has anyone have any luck tracking down a source for surround and or Atmos music? whether it by DVD-A, BD-A, SACD, DTS-CD etc etc. Not looking for concerts here (I have plenty of those) but proper albums specifically mixed in multichannel and spacial formats.

    I have pretty much everything I can find on Usenet and public trackers and have backed up all of my physical media but there is a lot out there that I know exists.

    FYI Mover Tuning Plugin now supports per-share settings

    cross-posted from:

    > If you aren't already using the mover tuning plug-in, now is a good time to have a look at it. > > The latest update allows per-share settings override for detailed control over how your caches are used. > > I use this plug-in to keep files in cache based on their age, so for example in a media server, you can have the last 14 days of TV shows kept in cache, while still running the mover regularly. > > It can also do a full move if the disk is above a certain threshold value, so if your cache is getting full, it can dump all files to the array as per normal. > > So you always keep the most important recent files on the cache, with a greatly reduced risk of running into a full cache issue and the problems that causes. > > Now, with the latest update, you can tune these settings PER SHARE, rather than being across the whole system. >

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