The s2s bank currently has 91k cards. Each day I pull 10 cards out of the bank to learn. Tomorrow I’ll hit 6k cards in my review deck
My assumption is that storage costs will decrease at a greater rate than my data consumption. If this is the case, my effective storage usage will actually reduce over time even as I add more to the bank. I think I’m more likely to encounter issues with the file count first, but I don’t really know
This system isn’t really thought through / planned out, it’s just what naturally came about
I would simply delete shows from the bank as I finish watching them, but I’ve found the bank so useful as an easily searchable corpus of accurate audio + text pairs that I’ve held on to them all so far
If this will put too much strain on ankiweb I’m happy to look for a way to amend that somehow (eg setting up my own sync server, or manually copying the bank files between devices, or whatever)
Or RemNote. I use both Anki and RemNote. Anki for things like vocabulary cards, RemNote for review that benefits from context as well as general note-taking (so for example, my grammar flash cards are in RemNote). RemNote uses, I believe, the same spaced-repetition algorithms as Anki, but it is still fairly new so there aren’t as many controls as in Anki.
Also, you might consider using a screen capture utility (my favorite is ShareX) as a simple way to get images into Anki that have an appropriate resolution (i.e. not too big). Make it just large enough on your screen to be able to read/see easily, the clip only the part you need. It is like ShareX was made for Anki – you can do all sorts of things like add annotations or arrows, “blur out” sensitive parts, run OCR, etc.
p.s. RemNote can import/export Anki, but I’d be careful of importing very big files.