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What is the easiest way to configure TDARR to batch transcode a large collection of 1080p video files into a more adaptable format, ensuring lossless quality while minimizing storage space usage?

TDARR uses FFmpeg, a free, open-source, and widely-used multimedia framework, to transcode video files.

FFmpeg is capable of converting between various video formats, including H.264 and H.265 (HEVC).

The libx265 encoder is used by FFmpeg to encode video files in H.265 (HEVC), which provides better compression ratios than H.264, resulting in smaller file sizes.

When transcoding video files, TDARR can also transcode audio files simultaneously, ensuring that the audio and video are synchronized and compatible with various media players.

TDARR provides a simple and intuitive interface for adding transcode rules for video and audio files, making it easy to configure and automate the transcoding process.

The "Width Max" and "Height Max" fields in TDARR allow users to set the maximum resolution for transcoded video files, ensuring that the output files are optimized for specific screen resolutions.

By using NVIDIA GPU acceleration, TDARR can transcode video files up to 5-10 times faster, although the quality may not be as high as when using CPU-based transcoding.

TDARR supports distributed transcoding, which enables users to utilize multiple machines to increase transcoding resources and speed up the process.

When configuring TDARR, users can set rules for specific codecs, containers, and languages to ensure that their media files are organized and compatible with various devices.

TDARR uses a conditional-based approach to transcoding, allowing users to create rules and conditions for when to transcode files, such as when the input file is 1080p or larger.

The TdarrPluginMthrVaapiHEVCTranscode.js plugin allows users to enable QuickSync-enabled HEVC encoding, which can significantly reduce transcoding times.

FFmpeg's libx265 encoder is a software-based H.265 encoder that can be used for transcoding, but it can be computationally intensive and may require significant system resources.

To transcode video files using FFmpeg, users need to separate the input and output parameters with a hyphen (-) and specify the input file, codec, and output file.

The HEVC (H.265) codec provides better compression ratios than H.264, resulting in smaller file sizes and faster streaming, making it ideal for 4K and high-resolution content.

TDARR's distributed transcoding feature allows users to offload transcoding tasks to multiple machines, making it possible to transcode large collections of video files quickly and efficiently.

When transcoding video files, TDARR can also add metadata, such as title, author, and copyright information, to the output file, making it easier to organize and manage media libraries.

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