Like many, I'm using a Pi as a media pc, based on Openelec. I have a large collection of media, including a whole host of file formats that I've ripped over the years. Included in this media collection are quite a few mpeg-2's - mainly where I've just ripped a whole DVD to the HDD either as vob files, or as an iso.
I also have a server pc with an attached usb freeview tuner (UK) running a MediaPortal backend. Through time (i.e. when I get time to bug-fix), this will allow each media pc in the house to schedule recordings from this tuner card.
Please don't use this thread as a place to ask for mpeg-2 decoding...please use another thread for that!
So, I'm interested to know what are the practical solutions to this? I think I'm going to have to encode all of my mpeg-2 media. I don't mind doing this, but there's no way I'm going to go into each of my movies in order to see if it needs to be encoded. Does anyone know of a software (windows ideally) that I can use to list out all of my media files, detailing whether they are xvid/divx/h264/mpeg-2 etc? Ideally, a one-stop shop that would also encode any mpeg-2's it finds and then delete the originals, but that might be a tad optimistic?
I'll also want, through time, the recording software to automatically encode any recorded TV to h264. Does anyone know of a way to do this automatically in MediaPortal? Again, a plugin that solves the first might work too!