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by Mike

Tdarr – The Magic of Automated & Distributed Transcoding

February 13, 2022 in Kwappy Weviews, Software

Tdarr V2 is a closed-source distributed transcoding system for automating media library transcode/remux management and making sure your files are exactly how you need them to be in terms of codecs/streams/containers and so on

So what Tdarr is and who its for?

Tdarr is a two part software transcoding solution. One part is a server that stores configurations, manages the media library and assigns work to transcode nodes. Those nodes are the second part and they do they heavy lifting by performing the instructions that are issued by the server. The instructions can be dynamic using highly customizable JavaScript plugins to tailor fit each transcode to the needs of the media, or even just apply a cookie cutter compression to your whole library en masse.

Out of the box, this software could be HIGHLY beneficial for video content creators who likely have raw, unedited footage in the terabyte range. Maybe even their B-roll footage is terabytes! Once you wrap up production and ship the final edited version to YouTube or your platform of choice, do you really need uncompressed 8k footage you may never touch again? If you do, does it matter if its compressed? Most platforms use compression methods anyway – so would you notice if the quality stayed the same?

Another great purpose is media library cleanup. There are plugins are available to remove unwanted subtitle or audio tracks, as long as language is tagged properly. Some plugins can even help with uncompressed 5.1 audio and that alone can sometimes save a lot of space. All of this of course depends on your media.

find out how much space i saved
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