With the most recent update to MCEBuddy, my file conversions have gone up in size significantly. A MPEG2 recording from Plex that is getting converted to H265 MKV would go from a 5.5GB file to 48GB for the resulting MKV. Even when re-encoding it, in some cases the file would still be larger at 6-7 GB. I haven’t adjusted any settings and was using a guide from 2016 when I setup MCEBuddy and Plex. I think I have determined the issue is with the quality setting. Prior to the update, this was left at 100% and file sizes were typically smaller, a 6GB TS file would drop to 1.5 GB.
Doing some testing with a 5.5GB recording of SNL, if the quality setting is set to 0, the resulting size is smaller (3.5 GB), with no quality loss that I can tell. Should I drop to the negative end on the quality scale to further reduce the file size? I’d like to try and get back to the 1.5GB or lower size I used to get.
I am running W10 with MCEBuddy 2.5.2, Handbrake 1.3.0, and using a Nvidia P2000 on 441.66 for HW acceleration.
Saturday Night Live (1975) - S45E10 - Eddie Murphy.ts-Com Removal-2019-12-22T17-53-52.1929136-05-00.log (2.2 MB)