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    spapakons said: View Post
    I recommend replacing your mechanical hard disk with an SSD and your graphics card with a new middle range nVidia or AMD. It doesn't need to be an expensive gamer's card, that's why I said middle range. If you have at least 8GB RAM, adding more will make little difference unless working exclusively with 4K videos. If you do these you should see a vast improvement. If you still need more speed, you could later upgrade your CPU as well, but it is not absolutely necessary. I use a third generation Intel Core-i3 with 8MB RAM and a humble nVidia Geforce GT 620 and have no problerms with HD videos with either AVC (x264) or HEVC (x265). It just takes a little more time, so what.
    You hit the nail on the head, I normally queue up the encodes into a batch and let them run while I do other things so I really can't justify the upgrades I just did. They're always finished by the time I remember and get back.

    Also, the wife just pointed out that I have so many movies and shows that I could never watch them all even if I became a recluse or hermit the rest of my days. Why do I have two Tivo's recording 24x7, a computer dedicated just to encoding not to mention a video server with a massive raid 5 that I want to upgrade to a raid 6 and expend several more terabytes?

    Being honest, I didn't have an answer??? I don't know why I do this???
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    Soapm said: View Post
    You hit the nail on the head, I normally queue up the encodes into a batch and let them run while I do other things so I really can't justify the upgrades I just did. They're always finished by the time I remember and get back.

    Also, the wife just pointed out that I have so many movies and shows that I could never watch them all even if I became a recluse or hermit the rest of my days. Why do I have two Tivo's recording 24x7, a computer dedicated just to encoding not to mention a video server with a massive raid 5 that I want to upgrade to a raid 6 and expend several more terabytes?

    Being honest, I didn't have an answer??? I don't know why I do this???
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    Don't blame yourself, most of us do that. I keep a record of every movie I like on TV or DVD and surely there are many I haven't seen yet. But I prefer to have my own offline copy than rely on the internet and by the time I decide to watch it the link is gone!
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