H.264H vs H.265

Rebelx

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HI guys, Newb here. I have a Dahua (OEM) 4208 NVR and 4 POE 2mp starlight cams.

Which of the above codecs should I use? I get about 3 weeks of recording in my 8tb drive.

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There's a more than H.264H vs H.265 to consider when determining how long it's going to take to fill your archival video drive, For example...

 

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Thanks heaps @qtm.

What would you suggest for
1. Best quality?
2. Most efficient use of space?
3. Balance of above?

Thanks.
 

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Use H.265 unless you encounter a problem doing so. H.265 is supposed to offer better compression ratios (better quality, smaller files, or even both at the same time!). I'm not aware of any reasons not to when using a compatible NVR.

You'll find lots of advice around this forum saying to use H.264, but that is specifically in regards to Blue Iris software, which you are not using.
 
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