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Drivinfast247
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I need advice.

Post by Drivinfast247 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:47 pm

I've browsed and read many threads on this forum but I still have not found and exact answer.

My situation: I have a growing collection of 4k UHD Blu-Ray discs. I want to rip them to a storage device and make them able to stream via WiFi to Apple TV 4th Gen 4k and Nvidia Shield(latest model), or whatever will work best. I want HDR and the full lossless audio file so I can use my ATMOS sound system. I will only be streaming to the TVs in my home(no PCs). My router is Linksys AC4000 and all devices have full signal strength.

What will I need to allow this? Simple as that.

I am in the process of building a small server for Roon and Plex(photos). This build consists of an Intel i3-8100, 8gb RAM. Will this be enough to stream the 4k HDR, ATMOS to Shield/Apple TV? If not, what is needed?

My main PC is a Ryzen 7 2700x with a RTX2080 and 16gb RAM. I do not want to have to use this as the server.

P.S. I have read and I believe I understand how to do the ripping. I have already sent a request for a pre-flashed drive from a forum member. I just need to know if what I'm asking is possible before making a purchase.

Thank you for your time,
Pete

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Re: I need advice.

Post by mike admin » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:09 pm

MakeMKV + Nvidia shield + SPMC. That's it :)

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Re: I need advice.

Post by Drivinfast247 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:26 pm

mike admin wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:09 pm
MakeMKV + Nvidia shield + SPMC. That's it :)
Thank you!

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Re: I need advice.

Post by Loominal » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:11 pm

mike admin wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:09 pm
MakeMKV + Nvidia shield + SPMC. That's it :)
Bingo

Not tell you how to do it, cause clearly it's your choice. But,

I would say, if you don't care to much about a small loss in quality, Handbraking the large mkv / mp4 file Makemkv leaves isn't a bad idea. You get very minimal loss for such a HUGE reduction in file size. Clearly this is personal opinion. But i would try it on one or 2 movies to see if you even notice. The Space savings is incredible. Just trying to help.. if you really don't want any loss on anything and are happy with 30-50Gig file sizes then nevermind :)

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Re: I need advice.

Post by Drivinfast247 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:13 am

I was actually able to use the Plex app without issue.

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Re: I need advice.

Post by Drivinfast247 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:15 am

Loominal wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:11 pm
mike admin wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:09 pm
MakeMKV + Nvidia shield + SPMC. That's it :)
Bingo

Not tell you how to do it, cause clearly it's your choice. But,

I would say, if you don't care to much about a small loss in quality, Handbraking the large mkv / mp4 file Makemkv leaves isn't a bad idea. You get very minimal loss for such a HUGE reduction in file size. Clearly this is personal opinion. But i would try it on one or 2 movies to see if you even notice. The Space savings is incredible. Just trying to help.. if you really don't want any loss on anything and are happy with 30-50Gig file sizes then nevermind :)
My PC for this is an i3-8100 no GPU and 8GB RAM. Handbrake would probably take a while. Maybe I'll xfer a rip over to my gaming PC and give Handbrake a try. It has a Ryzen 2700X, 16gb RAM and RTX 2080.

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Re: I need advice.

Post by yorick » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:29 pm

Drivinfast247 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:13 am
I was actually able to use the Plex app without issue.
I'd expect you would. You're direct streaming, not transcoding.

That i3-8100 has a Passmark of 8000, and built-in graphics. I'd expect you to be able to - just - transcode one 4k stream using CPU, should you want to stream to mobile. If your Plex is set up to support hw transcode - that depends on OS and requires Plexpass - then I'd expect more than one stream.

I'm running a home server with Plex on FreeNAS over here, but with a Xeon 1230 v6. That i3 looks nice. I don't know that I gained much by going with a Xeon. Edit: Well I gained being able to build now rather than a year down the line. X11SCH-F isn't available yet in the US; X11SSH-F is.

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Re: I need advice.

Post by Drivinfast247 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:45 pm

yorick wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:29 pm
Drivinfast247 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:13 am
I was actually able to use the Plex app without issue.
I'd expect you would. You're direct streaming, not transcoding.

That i3-8100 has a Passmark of 8000, and built-in graphics. I'd expect you to be able to - just - transcode one 4k stream using CPU, should you want to stream to mobile. If your Plex is set up to support hw transcode - that depends on OS and requires Plexpass - then I'd expect more than one stream.

I'm running a home server with Plex on FreeNAS over here, but with a Xeon 1230 v6. That i3 looks nice. I don't know that I gained much by going with a Xeon. Edit: Well I gained being able to build now rather than a year down the line. X11SCH-F isn't available yet in the US; X11SSH-F is.
The i3-8100 was not up to the task of transcoding the video file. I bought an i5-8400 and it barely does the job.

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