My usage pattern is as follows:
–Scheduled off-air recordings regularly made with nextPVR, saved to folder
–MCEBuddy watches this folder and converts new recordings, with commercials cut using Comskip, and then the original file is archived to another folder.
–The converted file is then placed in a different folder where it is visible to Plex.
However, I live in a fringe reception area. Most of the time, reception is good enough to yield a watchable recording, even if there are some skips or glitches. It’s something I have to live with, living where I do.
But, these glitches sometimes result in MCEBuddy being unable to successfully process the recording, even though the original recording file (with commercials) can be manually put in Plex’s folder where most of the time it can play it back without issues.
The problem is that if MCEBuddy cannot finish processing a recording, it tries endlessly. So if I leave my PC unattended, it ends up trying non-stop to convert a backlog of files, with the hard drive running constantly. In fact, this has led to two hard drives wearing out in the four years that I have had this workflow. (MCEBuddy/Plex run from a secondary internal drive, fortunately).
Is there any way to set MCEBuddy to not keep trying - if a conversion fails, simply let it stay ‘fail’ rather than an endless cycle of starting over and trying again?