Originally Posted by mastermaybe
Originally Posted by DotJun
This is exactly my problem with most people regarding this topic. People that compress movies get bashed by those who don't compress as if we are doing some god awful act lol
If someone posts a simple "just ripped x movie as an iso onto my server", people chat about it.
If someone posts "just got done encoding x movie which was a pain to work on cause of x complexity and y noise", they get crucified.
Such double standards in this forum which amazes me because I would have figured that options is a good thing.
"Crucified" is a but much, don't you think? If anything, I think you underestimate what ANY person would think about the compressing methodology after learning that it takes HOURS of extra time PER DISC and you end up with an inferior copy...yes it's inescapable, it is inferior no matter how you cut it. Throw out the few guys here who are perhaps a bit more matter-of-fact than a layman, but I would bet you that virtually anyone would want to know why you take the significant amount of extra time (and work) to make a something that's less than the original. It's so painfully counter-intuitive that any reasonable person would scratch their head if it simply meant saving $150 for literally, hundreds of full length films.
Basically, I don't think either side will ever be convinced...either way of going about the process is simply too engrained within the fabric of what people value much too differently: time.
Crucified is the word I use after a 12 hour shift. I'm normally more civil than that, my apologies
As far as storage goes... I have two 3ware 9650se-24 and a bunch of 3tb drives from work hehe
I started to compress vids long ago before I had the storage capacity I do now and it just stuck for me. I've said it before, I'm not wasting time since I have plenty of it considering the whole process only involves about 10-15 min of my actual time. It isn't like I'm sitting there at my chair for hours doing nothing as I wait for it to finish encoding.
The best part of encoding though is that I can burn forced subs in. I can separate multi episode vobs so I can display them in my front end cleaner. I can cut out some stupid extra stuff that seems so common in anime.
Also, I don't compress to try and get maximum compression. My goal isn't streaming. Shoot, my vids won't even play on anything outside of a dual core and forget about dxva hehe