More of “has this hack been managed” topic…
Has anyone successfully set up Plex to Optimize a show where recording is being handled by Channels? You can set the profile for the show, but with my current setup (pointing Plex to the Channels DVR folder), it starts trying to optimize as soon as it sees the file (i.e. when the recording starts).
I tried working with the Linux script in this sub, but it really works better for nightly transcodes; I want to start conversion as soon as the record is finished.
I know this is an old topic, the request for post-record transcodes, so perhaps this is also a check for an update there. I’d even be happy with the ability to run a post record hook script (as long as the requisite variables were available of course, to properly automate).
Boring context for those interested: My kid went off to college, and wants to:
- stream a show (ok, it’s the Bachelor )
- to her browser (Chrome)
- semi-soon after it airs (usually an hour or so later)
but my Plex server is too slow to transcode it real time (AC3 and h264 from the Extend, OR the raw MPG w/o the Extend transcoding on) to what Chrome needs. I’ve asked her to try the Channels remote DVR but it seems to be similar problems.
I could change the Channels+Extend transcode to Mobile, but that’s going to downgrade everything I record, and I think it still leaves the audio in a format that needs transcoding (AC3->AAC).
Hence: a way to trigger optimization, somehow, when a record is finished, and ideally before comskip.