I've been thinking for some time about re-encoding the series in h265 (High Efficiency Video Coding). I did some experiments and I think I got into a satisfying result - taking mmozeizko better-quality video, I've got to about 3.2 times smaller video files, and applied some sharpening to make the text more clear and readable.
Here is an example:
The problem is, with the current amount of episodes I can do about 3 to 4 episode a day, which will take me about 3 years to finish my quest.
I know that you gamers are out there with much better rigs than my 8-years old i7-2600k, and as I know our community I think at least some of you agree to help. I've set a Resilio sync folder (I'd be glad if you'll share after use, my bandwidth is not great), but before I'll give you write permission I'd want to orchestrate the thing better, so if you want to join my efforts please talk to me either on IRC (FlyingSolomon\SlyingFolomon) or mail me ([email protected]) and I'll update the google spreadsheet I opened to manage it.
Thanks in advance, awesome community! :)
p.s. this is the bash script I'm using:
ffmpeg -i %1 -c:v libx265 -crf 30 -preset slower -c:a copy "%~n1 (HEVC).mp4"
Edit: There will be not sharpening/filtering whatsoever.