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To Convert or Not to Convert

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To convert or not to Convert, that is the question. When processing Bluray discs for adding to my Plex media server, I have a workflow. First, use MakeMKV to rip the media to an .mkv file, then it can be uploaded to the Plex directory and made available. However, these files are large. Scratch that, they are friggin HUGE. Alien for example is 30GB. Disks are cheap, so why even bother converting...

Plex Media Server – Workflow

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In the learning path for the population of my media collection as it transitions from disc based media to a disk drive, I have discovered a few truths that I will share. There are some useful tools to “rip” your media. These are the essential first step in the process, to get your media from the source into a format that can be worked with. The next topic is what sort of transcoding...

Bicycling Magazine – More hilarity

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As a Performance Bike “member“, I get a free subscription to Bicycling Magazine. I find that every month, I almost (barely) enjoy thumbing through this rag because it is chock full of hilarity. I have written on it before, and this may be my last installment. Like most print magazines, their once vaunted position of the monthly dissemination of information, learning, and relevance has...

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