[mythtv] suggestion

Matt Zimmerman mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Thu, 31 Oct 2002 13:33:57 -0500

On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 02:33:43AM -0800, Cedar McKay wrote:

> For those of us with computers that can barely get the job done, I have a
> suggestion. I really don't know if it is feasible or not. Here goes: I've
> observed that the rtjpeg encoder is easier on the CPU, but make really
> large file sizes. For me, I have to use rtjpeg, and no mp3 encoding in
> order to get acceptable record quality. This makes for whopping 6
> gigs/hour file size. Could myth tv possibly record live tv in some high
> quality/large file size/low cpu usage mode, then when mythtv isn't busy,
> (not recording or displaying a show) it could go through and compress
> those files using more cpu intensive encoders that will create smaller
> file sizes? At the very least mythtv could leave the video alone, but
> convert audio tracks to mp3 after the fact (saving 500 mb/hour), during
> idle time.

You could pretty easily automate this using mencoder, transcode or a similar

 - mdz