[mythtv] Will the wife like it?

Rob Chambers mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 13:42:45 -0800


Thanks for the suggestion. I will set these tonight I am also running on and
AMD 1800+ so I am not worried about the processor.

Can you point me to any docs on how to set MythTV to use the huffyuv
encoder. Or is this soemthing covered in the CVS release?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Isaac Richards" <ijr@po.cwru.edu>
To: <mythtv-dev@snowman.net>
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv] Will the wife like it?

> On Friday 20 December 2002 10:39 am, Rob Chambers wrote:
> > After several days of tweaking and switching hardware around I have
> > ended up with a solution that has very acceptable quality although it is
> > not as good as the best recording level on Tivo.
> The best recording level on Tivo is something like 544x480 at pver
> IIRC.   If you set this stuff to 640x480 (ie, 18% more data) mpeg4 with a
> target bitrate of 6600kbps and set the qmin variable to 4 or 5, I'm fairly
> certain you'll end up with something mostly indistinguishable from the raw
> input.  It'll use slightly more CPU than with the default bitrate and
> quality values, but I've still got plenty of CPU free with my XP 1800+.
> If you've got fast enough disks, you can always use the huffyuv encoder
> completely lossless compression.
> Isaac
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