Does anyone here in the forums have a reliable workflow in place where they watch their recordings exclusively in Plex after they have been exported from Tablo and had commercials removed overnight? I am a Plex pass subscriber and my wife and kids are used to using it regularly. My ideal scenario is that all content live in that one place, one less app/interface for the family, OTA content unified in one interface with DVD/Blu ray collection, recordings backed up against hardware failure properly, etc. Tablo would only use a small hard drive that stores for less than 24 hours until the overnight process runs moving everything to my permanent storage appliance.
The Tablo Ripper part of the equation is a complete non-issue, works just as you would hope. I understand the MCEBuddy/Comskip part of the equation has a lot of variables, but man, it just seems like I’m fighting an uphill battle. I’ve so far jumped the hurdles of the mp4 unprocessed, extra 5 minutes on the end of recordings, but I am still fighting battles of horrible audio/video sync issues, entire segments of recordings being cut from before the opening credits, and the fact that it’s taking more than 2 hours just to process 1 hour long network primetime show.
I find lots of threads/posts talking about how people tried and eventually gave up on this workflow, but none on anyone who has it in place and working. Unfortunately for me I sprung for the 30 dollar donator MCEBuddy at one point of troubleshooting, so I’m not feeling great about giving up yet. I’m hoping there is a kind soul out there on the forums that can say “yes, I fought through those remaining issues you have, and have this in a workable state now, and enjoy it.” Does anyone out there want to say they fought through these remaining battles (with any tips), and let me know it’s worth plugging forward? Thanks!