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Originally Posted by boydn1
Curious, what front end are you using. I'm using a Ceton with Spectrum on WMC and starting to get paranoid about Win7 end of life.
I'm using NextPVR to handle all of my recording.
I wanted a free solution, but I do pay for the Schedules Direct subscription for the channel guides. Its painless and worth it.
I don't ever watch using nPVR, though. For live TV, I use the HomeRun apps for that.
My workflow is nPVR for recording, and the TS files get placed into a "monitored" folder. I use MCEBuddy (http://www.mcebuddy2x.com/
) to monitor the folder and compress whatever is recorded into a more useful format and size, and then dump that file into the right destination folder on my server.
MCEBuddy can read the metadata for "type" and distinguish between a TV show and a movie. So I use MCEBuddy to compress TV shows to mp4 with AAC stereo files for easy streaming on Plex. I convert movies to MKV with their original AC3 (typically) audio tracks.
Video: Epson 5050 / nVidia Shield / OPPO-103
Audio: Marantz 7010 / MartinLogan Motion 40 (LR), 50XT (center), M2 (surrounds)
Streaming: nVidia Shield / Roku Ultra / Chromecast Ultra
NAS: Synology 1515+ Server: Ubuntu 18.04, i7-8700 CPU
HTPC: Win10 Pro 64-bit, i5 750 Radeon HD 5850