I have two HDHR Extends which are set to transcode to High Quality. This was originally set this way for the Plex DVR (which I have abandoned). My goal, and it’s only partly realized, is for the recordings to end up on Plex as TV Shows that I can watch with either a Roku or an Amazon Fire device. I can do this now by instructing MCB to transcode to mp4 Normal. The video is fine, as is the audio. What’s goofed up is the metadata because Plex has no idea how to categorize the file. I have to look through all the recordings to find what I recorded. And, yes, I followed the Plex naming format as described in their user guide. But… I read on another post that converting to anything other than .ts blows away the metadata. So… the HDHR transcodes to a .ts. It’s big, and both the Amazon and Roku devices buffer when playing it. Will it keep the metadata? Will Plex like it?
What I’m asking for is maybe a hint as to the best combination of tuner setting and transcode setting on MCB so that I the files end up with the proper title and season info digestible by Plex. Perhaps there is no perfect solution. We can live with the mp4 and hunt for the recording. I just wanted a set-it-and-forget-it system. Seamless. No fuss. Luckily, my wife is tech savvy and can put up with the foibles.