I have a Windows Home Server (Acer box) with about a terabyte of movies in a pile of different formats. I would like to convert them to one format that would let me watch them all on everything. Everything includes - three Windows laptops, a hackintosh laptop, iPod, iPhone, iPad 2, Xbox 360, and a Shuttle 35x that feeds my surroundsound receiver (5.1) which feeds my LCD tv from HDMI (usually from xbmc). I would like to keep the surround sound for my living room. I use TVersity for my Xbox, but of course I lose all my .mkv files. My little server is really under powered for transcoding so I would have to offload conversion to a tower to do that and replace as I go. Is there a solution? Would I be able to convert to just one format - keep 5.1 sound for the living room and have stereo down mix for all the other toys? Any suggestions appreciated.
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7/6/11 at 7:22pm