[mythtv] PVR 250 & Linux vs Windows PVRs

Will Dormann wd at pobox.com
Wed Nov 12 15:07:56 EST 2003

At 11:48 AM 11/12/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>Cedar McKay wrote:
>>> I've personally had no luck with transcoding the mpeg output by the 
>>> pvr250 so archiving may prove difficult.
>> Cedar's guide to archiving shows created by the pvr250:
>> 1)Find relevant .nuv file in your recordings directory.
>> 2)Rename .nuv to .mpg
>> 3)There is no step 3
>> This file is a standard mpg that can be burned to dvd or cd, played in 
>> media player, or manipulated using any of the standard 
>> windows/mac/linux tools that can hande .mpg (which is most of them).
>There is nothing _standard_ about the mpeg the pvr250 creates. Many 
>things I tried to use to transcode them saw the mpeg as broken. The 
>things that would actually transcode it would cut the wrong sections for 
>commercials and the sound would end up out of sync.

I've had no problems here.   Granted I only use windows tools
(VirtualDub-MPEG2, Vegas, AVISynth, DVD-Lab), but none of my programs have
trouble opening up the files.


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