i will still have the source, so not a big deal to redo if needed.
for the digital media library, i do like uncompressed 1080p for movies, but tv shows, i could go compressed. 900mb for 20 minutes just seems to much. 550mb was good using the regular profile. i want to try for 350-400, but dont know which settings to tweak. im testing right now doing a few manual conversions and see what i get.
regular, changing constant quality to 16
avg quality with 2k bitrate 2 pass with turbo
just randomly trying things to see what effect each has and if i am satisfied with it.
i assume many will say thats what i need to do, but would be good to see what others have also done.
i dont have a tv tuner. there are many here who do pvr and so would have some encoding preferences i assume.
note: the post above is my opinion. as such, when reading any recommendations from me, please do you research and seek out other recommendations and make up your own mind on your next course of action. i mean, most reasonable adults should know that, but it seems this should be stated anyways.