[mythtv] Myth .nuv MPEG4 format portability

Jason Ramey webmaster at permutation.org
Wed Feb 26 13:30:35 EST 2003


This produced a file played the audio only in my windows media player &
divx player. I believe I have all the necessary codecs, any ideas?

Jason Ramey
webmaster at permutation.org

-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-dev-bounces at snowman.net
[mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at snowman.net] On Behalf Of Dave Madsen
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 1:13 PM
To: Development of mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv] Myth .nuv MPEG4 format portability


Yes.  Use mencoder to do it.

mencoder -ovc copy -oac copy

That will essentially repackage the video into an AVI  which should be
playable on other machines.

Dave Madsen
----- Original Message -----
From: "COFFMAN Steven" <SCoffman at covansys.com>
To: "Development of mythtv" <mythtv-dev at snowman.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 10:45 AM
Subject: RE: [mythtv] Myth .nuv MPEG4 format portability


> Yeah, newer versions of mplayer (such as I have installed) already 
> have that patch applied. I can watch them fine on my machine. I would 
> like to be able to share a TV episode with a person who does not have 
> Linux.
>
> My question: is there a way I can convert the NuppelVideo file to a 
> more common file format such that the MPEG4 portion is not decoded and

> re-encoded at a substantial loss in quality?
>
> -Steve
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Madsen [mailto:madsend at myrealbox.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 12:34 PM
> To: Development of mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv] Myth .nuv MPEG4 format portability
>
>
> The .nuv extension means the file is a NuppelVideo file.  It does use 
> the Mpeg4 codec do encode it, but it stores it multiplexed with the 
> audio in the NuppelVideo file format, similar to an AVI if you know 
> aobut how they work. You can use multiple codecs for the different 
> audio and video, but they are all saved in the same file.  You can 
> search the archives for a patch that allows the .nuv files to be 
> played with mplayer.  This will also allow you to use mencoder which 
> can transcode the file into a different file format. Read the 
> documentation for mplayer and you should be able to figure it out, if 
> you still need help after that, let me know.
>
> Dave Madsen
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "COFFMAN Steven" <SCoffman at covansys.com>
> To: "Development of mythtv" <mythtv-dev at snowman.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 9:42 AM
> Subject: [mythtv] Myth .nuv MPEG4 format portability
>
>
> > Hey,
> > Even if I have Myth setup to use MPEG-4 (and MP3), the extension of 
> > the files is still .nuv.
> >
> > What do I need to do to make files portable to players/machines 
> > without myth/NuppelVideo support? (Like a windows machine or
> > something)
> >
> > I'd prefer to avoid lossy transcoding if possible.
> >
> > Is it just changing the extension? Somehow, I doubt it.
> >
> > -Steve
> >
> >
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