Saving Storage Space by exporting videos as H.265

JeFawk

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Was going through my SSDs and a lot of them have videos that are using H.264 codecs.

This is old, and still used for uploading on YouTube and stuff, but simple for having it for yourself, completely useless unless your computer is too old for H.265.

I managed to save up 50% space by shoving them in davinci resolve (free program) and exporting them as H.265. It had no visible quality loss but obviously when you do this there will be some quality loss cause it's exporting the video again in a lossy format.

Now you need to wonder if it's worth the effort & electricity. For me it was, because I get to not buy any more gear anytime soon. Damn expensive stuff...

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Hope it saves someone some $.
 
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Did this when I built my new PC two years ago (or should I say started, as I'm still doing some even now). Re-encoded my entire media library into 265 and saved so much space. Some shows got as small as 20% of the size. It was insane how much space I recovered. Even increased the quality of some by doing fresh rips and the higher quality files still came out smaller than the originals.
 
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