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I own ~1600 DVDs/ blu rays and have long considered converting everything and setting up a plex server. But I have a few questions.

1. How long should I expect the ripping/conversion process to take?

2. If I wanna serve it up via an HTPC or Oppo, but also own an IPad and Galaxy Note 2 what format would be best?

3. About how much space should I expect each DVD to take up once converted?

4. Should I have a video card in the tower that's going to serve it all up? I current have an i5 2550k with 16gb of ram in it

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1. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to rip a Blu-ray.

2. mkv

3. DVD's are less than 9Gb but Blu-ray can be up to 30Gb.

4. You don't need a video card in the server. Put it in the HTPC used for playback.

A couple things. mkv's don't have menus and extras. They are typically movies only and you don't have to watch stupid warnings or trailers. Also, it is not neccesary to run PLEX to do this.

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1. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to rip a Blu-ray.

It does? What software are you using? What Bluray drive are you using? Specs of your PC?
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Ok how far can I compress without noticeable loss? Cause 9gb per movie X ~1400 is 12.6 TB not really about that


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You're going to have to dedicate a lot of time and use up a lot of storage (which is cheap) no matter how far you compress. Prepare yourself wink.gif

You don't need Plex, but if you're planning to use a mix of static and mobile endpoints you will need to transcode, and Plex does this well.

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1. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to rip a Blu-ray.

It does? What software are you using? What Bluray drive are you using? Specs of your PC?

I'm talking about the total time it takes from opening the package until you have an mkv in the right directory ready to play. That said I have an older Samsung drive that is only 4x and am using MakeMKV with an i5-650.

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I'm talking about the total time it takes from opening the package until you have an mkv in the right directory ready to play. That said I have an older Samsung drive that is only 4x and am using MakeMKV with an i5-650.

Hmm, I am running an i7 920 at 3.7Ghz with a Lite-On drive. I get 3-4x speed as welll. Takes 30-60 mins in my case. I only have 6GB of RAM in my rig. I suppose that's the issue?
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It has been a while. I under-estimated the time. I just ripped a 34Gb disc to mkv and the total time for MakeMKV was 32 minutes.. So it took a total time of about 35 minutes. Not all discs are this big though.


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What was the size of the MKV?

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