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Posts posted by Spontaneocus

  1. Im in Scotland and the reason I preface this article with that statement is because here the law on copyright isnt too bad. If you buy a DVD or other disk and you copy it, then it is not illegal, so long as the copy is for your own backup purposes. For many years I have bought new DVD's (and while some might laugh at that now with streaming etc, there is just something about a wall of DVDs on a rack) and copied them, then used the copy as the one to watch and put the original back in the box and stored away just incase. That way if the copy gets scratched, no big deal, I just make another one to watch.


    However, having two racks of DVDs has become extremely clumbersome so a while ago I  constructing a rack mounted plex server just to fiddle arround and see if I could get it to do a chain of things in unraid for a number of different things. One of these was copying the files from the DVD to an ingest folder for it then to be converted into H264 for the purposes of compression and a more conducive format for playback across the network. 


    I stumbled across the Tdarr project which was in pre-alpha at the time (big shout out to HaveAGitGathttps://github.com/HaveAGitGat/Tdarr


    Now Tdarr runs on pretty much every OS, but it also has a docker version which runs on unraid.


    In a nutshell, it watches folders you designated for new footage, then uses handbrake or FFPEG to convert to H264, H265 (which I am now using on my new plex server finished yesterday) and it really is as simple as drop and go with the files.


    With the recent introduction in plugins, it means that you can specify different folders, different plugins etc. There are also features for setting schedules, allocated resources to it etc etc.


    Tdarr was obviously designed for home video conversion etc and its still in active development at alpha leve, but from what I can see, this could be an absolutely MASSIVE programme for not just footage ingest for content creators, but also the post editing conversion for all of the different upload platforms. On that basis, I think it would be really cool to try and spread the word and maybe get the LTT community to trial the software, help HaveAGitGat develop it and of course, perhaps get a few interested people from the forums assisting with its active development.





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    Did you find a solution to this because I am having the same issue with a ryzen 2600 with a aorus M board. I found that if I pull the NVMe (SN500 WD Blue), which should be compatible with this board according to the manufacturer, when I do that, it will post. I've updated the bios and still nothing. Would be interested if any of you found a fix. 


  3. Did you find a solution to this because I am having the same issue with a ryzen 2600 with a aorus M board. I found that if I pull the NVMe (SN500 WD Blue), which should be compatible with this board according to the manufacturer, when I do that, it will post. I've updated the bios and still nothing. Would be interested if any of you found a fix. 

  4. Sorry to jump your thread here but was hoping someone had found a solution to this. I have dram light (alternative with CPU briefly) on Aorus M board. Pulled all of the components one at a time, turned out that it wasn't a ram issue, it was the SN500 WD blue NVMe drive causing the issue. That being said, the drive should be working in the board because I have checked and it is compatible. Any ideas?

  5. Afternoon folks. I am putting together a media pc with the following specs and am having a problem.


    Aorus M B450 V1 MB

    16GB (2 x 8GB) Vengence LPX DDR 4 Mem (3000mhz)

    SN 500 WD Blue NvME drive

    4 x 8TB Barracuda drives (sata)


    The problem:


    According to the manufacturer, the board is M.2 NVMe compatible, M. The drive I have, the WD Blue SN500 is both B+M. When I boot with the nvme attached, the machine wont post and shows red "DRAM" light. When I take it out, it does post.


    I have already updated the bios (just incase). Have gone through the process of checking every connection on the board, reseated the processor, ram etc just to make sure. But it just wont boot. Any ideas folks? Is there some arsy option I have to enable in the bios?


    Cheers in advance






  6. Having to build the rack case myself because I just cannot find one I like which has enough space for what I need, but vertically rather than front to back (I have a short depth rack). The choices are quite pathetic. So I am aiming to build a 6u short depth case which should allow me to go full ATX mounted vertically. Also gives a hell of a lot of space for placing drive caddies in rows down the front for hot plug and play (or just easy access). 

  7. 2 hours ago, Windows7ge said:

    6C/12T @ 3.6GHz. Depending on what the Windows VM's are doing they should handle that no problem. I don't have extensive knowledge on PLEX but I've been told when it's transcoding high ress videos it does eat quite a bit of the CPU. I'm not sure if it's heavily single or multi-threaded but the high core performance should help that.

    Well from my understanding, plex has the ability to hardware encode, so might shove something video card wise in and pass it through to the VM, offload the transcoding to that. Although to be honest with you. I prefer to use Tdarr to transcode my video files rather than plex. That way all of the files on my drive are the same format. Which will actually be what one of the VMs are for. 

  8. On 11/15/2019 at 7:41 PM, Windows7ge said:

    So Software RAID? (Technically UNRAID isn't RAID)


    I can recommend HBA's such as the LSI 9207-8i or LSI 9201-16i both have been solid for my storage servers.


    If you have a tight budget and don't really need a SASII link per disk you can look into SAS Expanders. Connect the SSD's directly to the motherboard or HBA then all your spinning drives to the SAS Expander. Performance won't be hurt significantly (or at all) and it'd be a cost saver.

    I had a look at the  LSI 9201-16i's - seems to be exactly what I am looking for. 


    Thinking about making the underlying processor something like a Ryzen 5 2600x, just not sure whether it will be able to handle running 2 windows VM's at the same time as plex in a docker and general dutiies of being a NAS. What you think?

  9. Unlikely to be corrosion in such a short period more likely to be a short due to liquid across contacts. I suggest getting something like a fan and blowing air passively into one of the vents for a few hours and try booting up in the morning. I would NOT suggest dismantling it if it is still under warranty because the second you do that warranty will become void. 

  10. Just now, C3nturi_ said:

    Yeah man, thanks for all your help thus far. Really appreciate it. Now to find a spare drive to back up 200GB worth of files lol. Hope to have interactions with you in the future, hopefully more positive instead of a dead OS situation.

    Dare I say it..........Onedrive? PMSL

  11. 2 minutes ago, C3nturi_ said:

    I installed it, back when he was using a singular Xeon. Windows 10 Home Version 1903 OS build 18362.329. Considering backing up his files (Granted there are a ton, 300GB worth) and just resetting.

    Gotcha. Well to be totally honest with you here if you are getting error 0x800f0805 then that's going to pose issues for windows updates in the future. I remember that evil code from a corruption my wives PC suffered as a result of a hinky windows update circa Jan 2018. 7 days later, still no solution. My honest advice is backup files and wipe and re-install particularly if you're doing hardware changes. 

  12. 1 minute ago, C3nturi_ said:

    Alrighty I did that, and same result. A 0x800f0805. However I bought this key directly from Dell, and I haven't used it yet (I've used it on another PC, but that Desktop has been unregistered so there are technically no uses on it.). So if the key is verified as working, what the hell am I doing wrong here. I just need to upgrade his old system as Windows 10 Home doesn't support multi cpu setups (Old Precision 490 with Dual Xeon 5160s).

    Stupid question but did you install the OS or did he? Are we sure that it is the right version of Win 10 for the key?

  13. I had a very similar problem to this, it was the GPU not being seated right in the motherboard slot by just a fraction. After 10-20 mins of operation the contacts would obviously expand very slightly and rebooting sorted it. Try re-seating the graphics card and see if that helps. 

  14. Just now, C3nturi_ said:

    I have attempted using slmgr, but it's not accepting the key as it cannot verify it.

    That sounds like he's changed the hosts file to block online verification.


    Try navigating to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and replace the hosts file with the original windows one I have attached below. Then try changing the windows key again.


  15. 50 minutes ago, C3nturi_ said:

    So my brother attempted to use a few hacky things to obtain Windows 10 Pro without paying (We have multiple legit keys though, unbeknownst to him). Anyways he modified the KMS settings so now we can't use our legitimate keys to upgrade his system. Any idea how I would get it back to the default windows KMS settings?

    As Andrew Says, fresh install is the easiest way. You could also use slmgr.vbs to enter the new key through command prompt. See guide here: https://www.howtogeek.com/245445/how-to-use-slmgr-to-change-remove-or-extend-your-windows-license/