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Posts posted by Zer0Nin3r

  1. On 4/10/2020 at 3:08 PM, vcolombo said:

    Is everyone else just turning off audio transcoding?

    Yep. I turned off audio encoding for the same reason(s). I did all the research and passing through the native audio encodes doesn't add too much to the final output. Anywhere from a couple hundred megabytes to several hundred. For all the headaches audio encoding has caused...I simply turned it off. Plex can transcode the audio and that doesn't take up too much processing power when compared to Plex transcoding video.

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  2. @Mason736:

    1. Boot up your Catalina VM.
    2. Press 'Esc' key to get into the OVMF BIOS.
    3. Change the resolution to your liking.
    4. Make sure you have a remote desktop client installed e.g., Nomachine, Splashtop.
    5. Highly recommended that you enable auto login as Nomachine won't be able to initialize the display until logging in.


  3. Ha. I was just performing a quick search to make sure I wasn't double posting.


    Any chance cp --reflink will work with XFS on the next Unraid update?




    Currently the array is XFS while the cache is BTRFS


    You can reflink files within the cache, but you cannot go from the array to the cache (XFS -> BTRFS). And I just tried to reflink the VM image from within the user share (array/XFS) and it results in Operation not supported.


    So, it would be great to be able to reflink from within user shares which, is the safer way to work with data (from my understanding) on the array versus trying to work directly from the disk "shares".


  4. On 3/28/2020 at 11:00 AM, CoZ said:

    Subtitle support would be great.  Almost all of my files fail due to subs.

    Did you check to see if this feature request has been submitted to the project's GitHub? The request/commit (or may not) already be open on there.


    @flinte You too, also check the project's GitHub for any feature requests such as your quality control feature request.


    @All: Have a great rest of the week into the weekend! Stay safe! Watch some movies/TV!

    1. Installed just fine.
    2. Was able to get the "Big Mouse" issue.
    3. Tried GPU pass-through with an Nvidia GTX 1060 with GPU bios dump = no such luck.
    4. With the GPU pass-through, the screen would flicker and then the display would display correctly with the OS trying to recover from a system crash.
    5. System would reboot into the system and then crash all over again into a boot loop.
    6. I run my VM's headless. But from these videos, we'll have better luck installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and then install the Steam client in there. Linus Tech Tips | Craft Computing
    7. Also those that run headless, not sure what clients you are using, but Parsec supports Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. That's something I want to test when I come back to this side project.

  5. 43 minutes ago, tucansam said:

    Despite dedicating four cores to this in the config, this software is pegging my CPU and turning it into the surface of the sun.


    How to fix?  Found the "use no more than XX%" in the RDP config, looks like that works for now.


    Got Rosetta@Home, couldn't find Unraid team.


    1 hour ago, Reynald said:


    I'm in with Bionic RDP.

    Even using advanced view, I cannot find where to choose the team when adding the project... Any guidance please?

    You can set it up on their website: https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/home.php


    How much disk space is everyone devoting to this? I just set a 10 GB cap for now. Anyone just go with the default settings? How's that working for you?


    Also, anyone find that the BIONC manager lags on macOS?

    Stuck on this screen a lot:


    It also appears you can do all of your configuration from the website after you logged into your BIONC account in the manager software and synced it with the docker client.


    Also, happy to report that I'm up and running! Thanks @Squid for bringing this to my attention with the banner announcement. (Although, it did give me pause real quick as expressed by @alael.)


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  6. That's what I figured. I've just created a document with the necessary changes that I need to remember to copy/paste back into the XML after changes.


    Nvidia pass-through has been finicky with Macinabox. Install is amazing and simple. Getting the OS to recognize my display dongle for my GPU so that I change change resolution on the thin client (Apple Screen Share OR Splashtop) has been a PITA.


    Display is stuck at 1280x1024. With no sound.



    So I was very careful to update my XML by hand and not use the template editor. Pretty much copy/pasted the settings I wanted from my other High Sierra install prior to the invention of Macinabox.


    I'm happy to report that I have Nvidia GPU pass-through with sound. Video playback is a lot smoother within Splashtop with GPU pass-through.


    • Running the Macinabox High Sierra VM headless with an HDMI dongle.
    • Able to adjust the VM display to match that of my thin client.


    • Using the template editor modifies the XML in a way that you lose all of the custom changes that SpaceInvaderOne was so kind enough to set up for us. Even though I was catching the majority of the changes, when I was using the template editor, I was still missing some the nuance XML customizations

  7. On 11/8/2019 at 1:44 PM, SpaceInvaderOne said:

    The macinabox template uses  custom ovmf files. If you change

        <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-q35-3.1'>hvm</type>
        <loader readonly='yes' type='pflash'>/usr/share/qemu/ovmf-x64/OVMF_CODE-pure-efi.fd</loader>

    to be as below you will be back without the screen corruption.

        <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-q35-3.1'>hvm</type>
        <loader readonly='yes' type='pflash'>/mnt/user/domains/MacinaboxCatalina/ovmf/OVMF_CODE.fd</loader>

    hope that helps 😀

    Is there a way to make this change persistent? Every time I make a change using the template editor, this section of the XML is modified.

  8. On 2/13/2020 at 8:53 AM, vcolombo said:

    I'm wondering, besides file size, what advantage is there of re-encoding all the audio tracks as 2-channel AAC? It seems to me this would be fine if you're mostly watching your movies on your phone, or through your TV speakers, but if you have any halfway decent home audio setup that you'd want to keep the discrete audio channels. Am I missing something here? Is there some magic that Unmanic is performing that reduces the audio track size while still maintaining quality?


    Thanks in advance!

    It's really as a fall back measure or like you said, to make the streams compatible with just about any device out there without having Plex or (insert your media manager/server here) transcode the audio to your other devices.


    I for instance have an older setup wherein I have to pass-through my audio from TV to my receiver via optical and my TV only supports AC3 out. Eventually I'll upgrade to a receiver that accepts sound via HDMI instead of HDMI video pass-through only.


    On 2/14/2020 at 11:56 PM, vcolombo said:

    So after my Unmanic vs Tdarr testing, I've decided to use Tdarr for now. I like the simplicity of Unmanic, but Tdarr supports NVENC, so my encodes there are much faster.

    Does this mean you're using the modded version of Unraid that allows for Nvidia GPU access to docker apps such as Plex?

  9. On 2/21/2020 at 8:43 PM, Bandit_King said:

    Tdarr has an option to put cpu in low priority which this program DON'T HAVE!!! Plus Nvdia GPU encoding hevc encoding.

    Feel free to stop by the GitHub and submit some commits. I'm sure Josh5 would appreciate the help as he is a one-man-army at the moment. I'd love to put my money where my mouth is, but I am not a coder (maybe in the future though?)


    GPU encoding is on the road map as stated elsewhere in this thread.



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    On 1/11/2020 at 10:15 AM, randomusername said:

    Is there any way to do this automatically or do you have to manually go through all movies one by one?


    On 1/12/2020 at 6:51 AM, rmeaux said:

    Not automatically but you can bulk edit right now and then proceed from there. 


    From your movies tab, you can click on "Movie Editor" and then select the movies you're happy with and choose "Unmonitor" and update that way. 


    I found it easier when I first started using radarr was to unmonitor everything and only re-monitor the few I needed or waiting on. 

    There is a way to do it automatically:


    Radarr > Settings > Media Management > (Toggle Advanced Settings > Shown) > File Management > Unmonitor Deleted Movies



    I am not having the issue that you are highlighting hence, I do not have this option enabled. But I had to do this before when I was using Space Invader's method of re-encoding from h.264 to h.265 with Handbrake because I was running into the issue wherein Radarr/Sonarr was re-downloading titles during/after the conversion process.


    Hope this helps!


  11. 33 minutes ago, itimpi said:

    In my experience that is only true if you have them on a RAM location (which is where /tmp is located).    If you have them on physical media they do not seem to get cleared out.

    Roger that. Then I believe my /tmp folder is in RAM then as the folders are cleared out after a reboot; good to know.


    That being said, I haven't had any issues with RAM overflow while encoding with Unmanic (3 workers).

  12. On 10/12/2019 at 1:59 PM, nuhll said:

    W T F, was that easy. LOL


    Working 1000%.


    Easy to use.

    I love that I can use it alongside my primary VPN connection and still access home securely. Couldn't do that with Tunnelblick...I tried.

  13. On 10/19/2019 at 11:34 AM, bland328 said:

    @Zer0Nin3r, are you saying that your Mojave networking is working with virtio? If so, would you mind sharing the snippet of XML that defines your connection?

    All I did was forget to change the model type under bridge. I didn't change anything else. The default model type is virtio. What I was saying was that I didn't notice any lag when playing around in Mojave.


    BTW I am not running Mojave for my editing rig for the simple fact that Nvidia hasn't release web drivers for Mojave. And since I am running a headless server, I cannot get a proper resolution even though I am passing through my GPU with a HDMI 1080p TV emulator dongle. So, that is why I am on High Sierra, because I have proper GPU pass through. The patch when dong the Nvidia drivers install using the script that Space Invader provides (that script was written by someone else BTW, I just forget his name to credit him properly) is so you can display your Mojave VM properly if you have a monitor hooked up to your Unraid server and are passing through a Nvidia GPU.


    Lastly, I am running the em1000-825454em model type under High Sierra with good results when I remote in with my thin client on the local network.


    Let me know if you have any other questions.


    P.S. - I haven't even tried to tackle Catalina for the same reason: I need proper GPU support so that my macOS VM isn't stuck in 4:3 mode.

  14. 13 minutes ago, Jagadguru said:

    Try removing 

    mode='host-passthrough' check='none'

    that improved my VM. At least it improved the bootup.

    Thank you. Everything seems to be working fine for now in High Sierra. I also remove the CPU topology when I want to run more than 8 cores in order to get the VM to post. Should I have any more issues, I'll try removing just that argument.


    I even forgot to change the network adapter and it was left on virtio and Mojave was working fine.


    I simply am unable to get Mojave to recognize any GPU that I pass through to it. It's okay though.

  15. 9 hours ago, Leoyzen said:

    @Zer0Nin3r I have similar problem before,but  lag dismiss after I got a metal support/enabled graphics.Or you should not passthrough the graphics at all.

    I went ahead and switched from vmxnet3 > e1000 in the XML. Another change that I made was to use and pass through the vbios too. Performance appears to be holding up without any hard lag. I've tested both of the GPU's I have (GT 710 & GTX 1060) with vbios pass through; no lag to report back with.


    Still testing at the time of this writing.


    Note: The testing in this post has been done with High Sierra.

  16. Q: Can a motherboard bios update affect the macOS VM's performance?


    I've been having major issues for months now with my macOS VM's freezing. I just completed a vanilla install of Mojave following the video tutorial and I am experiencing abysmal performance in Splashtop. Same goes for Screen Sharing in the Apple System Preferences menu. I've disabled the Apple Screen Sharing thinking that was it, but it's not. Launching the VNC window from the Unraid dashboard doesn't experience any lag or issues. It's only when I am using Apple Screen Share and Splashtop. I haven't even installed any programs let alone Avid Media Composer.


    I haven't installed the Nvidia drivers since I am running headless. I've had a High Sierra VM back in Q4 2018 working great through Q1 2019. I've been noticing these hard freezing issues since I updated the bios in March 2019. I've recently updated the Designare X399 to the latest bios last night thinking that would help solve the issue but no luck. I also turned off HPET in the bios last night thinking that would help, but no such luck.


    Any help, wisdom, or guidance would be greatly appreciated.


    My original post:


    • I am happy to report a full on lag free experience last night during a four hour edit session in High Sierra after switching from vmxnet3 to e1000-82545em for the network adapter.
    • I also did note a lag free experience on virtio as the network adapter since I forgot to change it at one point during my testing of the system.

  17. 9 hours ago, Zer0Nin3r said:

    a separate stereo audio track?

    So, with the Create a stereo clone of streams turned off, does Unmanic still passthrough stereo AAC tracks? I would not be opposed to that.


    BTW. After completing the upgrade to the latest release and re-saving my settings, I was noticing some issues still with enabling subtitles even though I am converting to MKV. I've disabled subtitles (again) for now to resolve the encoding issues surrounding subtitles.

  18. Q: What is the benefit of cloning multichannel audio into a separate stereo audio track?


    My understanding is creating maximum compatibility, but if I am using Plex, isn't this redundant? The only advantage I can see is using less system resources when playing back an AAC stereo track VS an AC3 passthrough or AAC 5.1 > AC3 transcode on the fly via Plex.


    Unless I can be convinced otherwise, I'm disabling the clone function for now.


    I searched in this thread and couldn't find an answer.