Transcoder Feedback

Created by will on Feb. 20, 2015, 7:48 p.m.
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  • I realized it automatically installs what I need for Melton's script, so I answered my own question on that. I still have some other questions, though. I'm a noob on this. How do I edit the parameters? If I want to make it output as a MP4, is that possible? If I want to lock in the stereo audio track vice surround, how do I do that? etc., etc., etc.

  • @wvc: You would need to change the transcoder.py file to change the actually settings it is using. Its been quite I while since I messed with all this, so need to look over all of it again. Honestly just been waiting for FreeNAS 10 to come through, with docker support, so I can just redo the whole thing in docker and clean it all up.

  • @Bedon292: Testing - the website hasn't been letting me reply - so this is only a test. . .

  • Testing a post without replying . . . this is only a test.

  • So - it wouldn't let me reply. Then it did let me reply. Now it won't let me reply. But I can post without replying.

    This forum needs an exorcism.

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    Should I continue?

  • Howdy. I've been using the transcoder for a while now, but recently stopped it to restart the PC (Windows update). Now, I can't get it to work. I've deleted the virtual machine and pulled everything all over again from scratch (git clone) and restarted with vagrant up, but when I put a file in the "Input" folder it sits there for a bit and then just goes straight to "Completed-Originals". It never goes to Work or Output. There seems to be an error with Handbrake CLI. The Transcoder Log says:

    Transcoding failed for input. Can't determine HandBrakeCLI version

    Any thoughts? Thanks!

  • Hi...i am a new user here. I attempted to make a separate simple config file for people to use, instead of needing to mess with environment variables or the Vagrantfile. This seems to work well for me, and I have attempted to edit it in multiple different text editors to break it, but have been unable to on Windows at least. It could probably use some cross platform testing. This seems like a logical solution to me, but would be really interested in if that is a direction you like?

  • With FreeNAS Corral (previously known as 10) finally out, including the much awaited docker support, I am going to be upgrading soon. Once the upgrade is complete I am going to be taking a look back at everything, and possibly revamp it all. I don't remember what the state of anything was, and I know at some point I made a Docker image, but not sure where things are headed yet. Pretty sure I had config file stuff in my fork as well, but its been so long since I touched it I can't remember

    Don't think anyone else is doing anything with it, but I am happy to work with anyone else interested in doing it too. I have a bunch of new movies that I need to rip, and have been putting off for this.

  • Or not, Corral has been downgraded to a 'Tech Preview'. So this will wait until I get Docker on the server...

  • @wvc: There were updates made to the HandbrakeCLI entries where the commands in the old Don Melton scripts aren't correct anymore. I updated my personal repo version of it so that it Works On My Machine, but as a whole the scripts need to be updated to the supported melton scripts

  • @saintnicster: Thank you very much for looking into this. I actually gave up hope that this would be fixed, so I removed the whole thing and started over with Don Melton's updated Ruby transcoding scripts. It's been a LEARNING experience for me, as I'm definitely not savvy with most of the tools being used or Ruby at all, but so far I think I've figured it out. I miss the convenience of the drag & drop folder solution, but I am enjoying learning some new albeit rudimentary skills.


  • Hello everyone...as per my knowledge Plex is great for transcoding on the fly, but you do need to have a machine which can spare the power to do it all the time. Not sure what is required for plex and apple tv, but I think it works fine. It may be worth looking in to at least, I know I love plex. Other awesome part is being able to watch it anywhere. I am out of town this weekend, but I can still watch all of my movie and TV through plex.