Hi, new Emby user here, migrating from Windows Media Center, please be gentle 😊.
I’m planning to record Australian free to air TV, which is a combination of 576i, 1080i, mostly MPEG2, with some HD channels using MPEG4.
I also already have a few thousand shows recorded in .wtv files from my existing Windows Media Center.
My question now is whether I should consider transcoding any of the recorded shows (both existing and new ones), in particular any that are in MPEG2 format to save some disk space and also to ensure I won’t run into any problems when streaming via the Wifi network to a couple of TV’s with Amazon Fire or Roky sticks?
It would be important that any closed captions would be preserved as part of the transcoding process and that they can be turned on/off, ie aren’t burnt into the video.
I’d be grateful to hear your opinion and advice.