video archiving sugestions

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rdsii64, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. rdsii64 macrumors regular

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    I have a DVD collection of roughly 350 movies and growing. I am currently about to embark on a project to encode the complete collection and put them on a file server which I can access sitting on my couch. My question is which codec will give me the least compression and look the best on a 73" 1080P TV. I don't care how much space the file takes. I also don't care how long it takes to encode each movie. I understand that when you transcode something there is going to be some amount of quality loss so I am not expecting a miracle. What i am tring to do is keep that quality loss to an absolute minimum.
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    What device will be used to playback the video files sitting on the server and what codecs does that device support?


    Lethal
     
  3. rdsii64 thread starter macrumors regular

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    codecs

    I am thinking about connecting a Mac Mini to my TV for play back but that isn't set in stone.
     

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