I have 4 Macs in my home LAN, 3 MacBooks and 1 Mini. I am using the Mini as a HTPC/ DVR. Because of this, the Mini produces quite a lot of content, I want to encode (=compress) it to a Plex compatible format. Unfortunately encoding on the Mini can take quite long... To speed this up, I decided to set up a system to distribute the encoding to the computers in my home network. I did this using the middleware from Techila, which was good because I got the project completed in one night (which is nice if you have family). In my setup, the DVR content is on a shared drive. When I start FFMPEG encoding, the original large video will be split into suitable size smaller files. The Techila layer will automatically configure the computers in my LAN for the project and the encoded clips will be returned to the share. Finally the encoded clips will be merged together. Yes, I know I am a geek, but now I have "private media encoding cloud"!