[mythtv] [PATCH] Add transcoding support (final)

Geoffrey Hausheer ou401cru02 at sneakemail.com
Fri Apr 18 08:14:24 EDT 2003

On Thu, 17 Apr 2003 22:54:28 -0400, "Isaac Richards ijr-at-po.cwru.edu
|mythtv/1.0-Allow|" <e6kbhbk35r0t at sneakemail.com> said: 
> The only thing I see that I don't really like is the nastiness in 
> TVRec::Transcode -- any reason why it can't call an external program to
> do 
> things?  Pass in the input file/profile # on the command line, and it'd
> be 
> good to go..  Be more useful that way, too, as it could be used manually,
> on 
> demand, as well.
Yes, I can do that, however, there are 2 reasons why I didn't:
1) it requires some way of knowing where the program lives.  Setting this
isn 'settings' is bad, since it could be in different places on
differerent backend machines.  But I can just assume it is in the path,
and that is not a big deal.

2) Eventualy, I'd like it to run in a thread, if libavcodec ever gets
cleaned up.

However, the are obvious benefits to having a seperate program too.  It
means I don't need to deal with the mutex locking hassle, and as you say,
can be run offline too.


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