[FEATURE] allow multiple MCEBuddy installs to share the Conversion Que


(Roach) #1

I have Multiple MCEBuddy installed systems (currently a main pc, and a dvr server, but, maybe more if you implement). I would like to see the option to share the workload between systems, so systems not currently que’d could take some of the que from another MCEBuddy install.
I realize, this could take some work around, but, if one install copies it, and transfers it to another install, it should get around some permission issues, this SHOULD require, that both installs be authorized to work with each other (perhaps a pairing-to use bluetooth lingo), and the completed file, would need to be transferred back to the original system, and placed as original system was setup.
Obviously, it should not be cleared from the que, until it is completed and returned, and items being worked on by another system, should be paused in the que, and not started, until X time after augmenting system disconnect, or manually activated. Perhaps even a minimum que before offloading unlocks…
However, given the customizeability of the MCEBuddy system, I would think that you could have a secondary install, process the file, to the originator’s settings, using the secondary’s system. I would recommend that hardware settings be specific to that system, as not all systems are built to the same spec, but, having my main pc, have the option of offloading some of the back que from the dvr system would help…
There would need to be buttons on the MCEBuddy Status panel, that would “Allow Que Assist”. This would be Only active, when a system’s own que, is empty.
Basically, I am after a way, to click a button, and allow a secondary system, to work the transcode, as the original system’s instructions stated, helping to augment a heavy dvr load, and compensate for weaker/older system limitations, by allowing additional systems to help…
As it is now, the files have to be moved off the originator, and moved to a second system to take over the load, this is, rather inefficient and provides additional corruptible layers…