So, I've pushed x3 new features today...
Quicksync HW Encoding (VAAPI) support.
Quicksync was not fully enabled after the NVIDIA encoding feature was added a few months back. It was missing some testing and additional configurations. I finally managed to get my hands on an Intel laptop a couple of months back, so I was able to finally finish that part off.
There are no configuration options at the moment for HW decoding, but I think I would like to get around to that some time also. However, there is now a way you can configure Intel decoding and encoding if you know what you are doing (keep reading below)
Task lists are now read from the database.
This is a big update. If anyone's install breaks because of this change... sorry. Basically, all the "lists" are now inserted and selected from the SQLite DB. This change required a decent overhaul of the way the application passes tasks around to the workers and post-processor etc. Now that this change has been implemented, it will be possible to add features to move items around in the task list or set priority on items. This is what I want to move onto next.
This was the last big change that I had to implement before moving from "beta". It is the last change that I have on my milestones that would break anyone's configuration and cause them to need to delete the database and start fresh. So now that this is done, I should be moving this out of beta and expanding it to other forums.
Advanced FFMPEG Options.
This is something that users that want to get their hands dirty may particularly enjoy. I often see posts wishing Unmanic could give them more control over how it was transcoding their library. Even recently I have seen a post here wondering what the FFMPEG arguments were that Unmanic were executing.
In settings you will now find a fifth tab - "Advanced Options". This tab will give you a print out example of what FFMPEG will be run on your video files as well as a text input box for adding your own custom FFMPEG Options. For those of you who can be bothered reading the FFMPEG docs, you may find some ways to further improve the command.
For now, this "Custom FFMPEG Options" field will also be a requirement to get the Intel VAAPI encoders working. It requires these two params to be added:
If this is to difficult for people, I will eventually come up with a way for these to be automatically populated when one of the vaapi encoders is selected. But that is a low priority. It's time to get onto some front-end improvements.
I will add instructions on the first post for setting this up.
Sorry for the seemingly lack of development people. I have far from given up on this application. I quite enjoy it.
I have been slowly working on it this year. Unfortunately, earlier this year when we finished our lock-down here in NZ, my workload increased as we went into catch-up mode at my day job. Its been the busiest year form me.
My next goal is to give us some ability to sort the pending tasks list and blacklist any files that are constantly failing.
Hopefully some people get some good use out of this last update with quicksync.