video archiving sugestions

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

  1. rdsii64 macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    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


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    What device will be used to playback the video files sitting on the server and what codecs does that device support?

  3. rdsii64 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008

    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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