[mythtv] MPEG-2 by default?

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 23:54:14 -0500


On Wednesday 18 December 2002 11:08 pm, John S Flowers wrote:
> I'm trying to write MPEG-2 files (instead of MPEG-4 or MJPEG) by
> default.
>
> Why would I do this, you ask?
>
> Well, what I really want to do is dump programs to a DVD (for sharing,
> viewing on another system, archiving, etc.). I already know how to
> create a Video DVD using MPEG-2 files and I could save myself the
> encoding time by having MythTV write files straight to MPEG-2.
>
> If there are any pointers to doing this or people who've done it,
> please speak up.

I haven't found any optimized mpeg2 encoders that run well in real-time.

Isaac