[mythtv] Re: Myth .nuv MPEG4 format portability

Rob Snow lists at dympna.com
Wed Feb 26 21:51:42 EST 2003

I'm seeing two disturbing things with doing this: 
	1) loss of a crapload of detail 
	2) the files actually grow quite a bit 
This is true of both xvid and divx4 in -ovc 
On Wed, 26 Feb 2003 21:11:50 -0600, Michael Cook wrote 
> I've been working on this too recently, and for me the best thing that's 
> worked is to have mencode turn the file into divx to fix the problem 
> with windows not playing the video, only the audio; even though the 
> video was originally in MPEG4 inside the nuv file. My computer could  
> do the straight copy (as suggested elsewhere on this list) at about  
> 700 fps 
> (hard drive limited, I'm sure); but it can only turn the file into divx 
> at 31 fps (it's rock solid, I don't know why it's not going faster, I 
> think it can, it's a PIII 450). It takes 1 hour to turn a 1 hour file 
> into something my Windows box can read, but oh well. The command I  
> use is below (mplayer must be patched) 
> mencoder -ovc divx4 -oac copy infile.nuv -o outfile.avi 
> Hope that helps. 
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