I'm wondering if there's a way to configure the quality: and target: settings in a way that will accomplish the following:
- Ultimate preference: 720p h265
- Preference within time frame of impatience: 720p or 1080p, any codec
Currently I have:
target: 720p h265
timeframe: 48 hours
But that's not quite doing it right. (I've also tried with "upgrade: no" and it also doesn't accomplish what I'm going for.)
I prefer to end up with a file that's 720p and h265, as this is the best sweet-spot for long-term storage size and immediate viewing quality.
But sometimes it can take days or even weeks before an HEVC version gets uploaded.
Quite often, flexget will find a 1080p version in x264 sooner than it finds a 720p h265 version. And sometimes flexget will find a 1080p version before it finds any 720p version at all.
Ultimately I want it to show me the first version that it finds, but then keep looking for a 720p h265 version and show me the h265 version once it finds one (even if that's a week later).
The problem is once it downloads the 1080p x264 version it seems to stop looking for the h265 version (I guess because it erroneously thinks that I would prefer the 1080p version over the 720p version, when in fact I would prefer the h265 version over the x264 version and would prefer the 720p version over the 1080p version.)
But FlexGet seems to only consider a 1080p file to be an upgrade.
The only way I've been able to think of to have Flexget keep seeking out 720p h265 versions after accepting a 1080p version is by taking 1080p out of the "quality:" setting altogether, and limiting the quality to strictly 720p. But then sometimes I don't see the 720p version posted for days after a 1080p version gets posted, so obviously removing 1080p from the list is not an ideal solution.
I'd basically like for it to take any file it can find within the 48 hour period, even if it can only find a 1080p x264, but then to ultimately seek a file at 720p h265
So, is there a way to configure Flexget to seek a preferred file type even after the 48 hrs, without limiting the overall quality range to strictly 720p?