[mythtv] Anyone working on direct MPEG2 encoding?

Chris Osgood mythtv at functionalfuture.com
Thu Jan 1 19:26:41 EST 2004

For testing I've been using mencoder (rc3 has the latest stuff) and the
libavcodec stuff.

You can use "-ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg2video ..."

I don't have my exact settings in front of me at the moment but I was
encoding real-time on my 800 Mhz P3 system at about 50% CPU usage.  Not
super high-quality (320x240) but the usage was about the same as mpeg4
with similar settings.

// Chris

On Thu, 1 Jan 2004, Chris Petersen wrote:

> > I'd like to encode directly to MPEG2 off my bttv card so that I can use
> > the PVR350's hardware decoder for output.  Now that ffmpeg supports mpeg2
> > encoding are there any plans to add that as a direct encoding target?
> woah, ffmpeg supports mpeg2 encoding?!?!  This is incredible news!  I
> guess I need to figure out how to use it now, since it could very well
> be WAY better than mpeg2enc and would make nuvexport all the better.

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