[mythtv] mythtranscode request

Geoffrey Hausheer mythtv0368 at phracturedblue.com
Wed Jul 14 16:02:40 EDT 2004

On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 20:07:26 -0700, Chris Petersen wrote:
> Could someone who knows how add an output parameter to mythtranscode to
> make it provide a running total of the number of minutes it is
> transcoding (maybe against the total length of the show)?  (ie. show
> progress)  I can pull some of this information from the various
> encoders, but they (esp. mpeg2enc) don't always have a way to get at
> that info.
> I'm looking at ways to better integrate nuvexport, and it would look a
> lot nicer if encoding processes could show how far along it is.  I can
> then put this into the database so it can be accessed via mythweb, etc.
> On this note, if mythtranscode isn't going to get the ability to export
> to other formats, perhaps it's time we think about ways to integrate
> nuvexport into mythtv proper?
There was a reason I didn't do that originally (I think it had to do
with using stdout for other purposes).  In any case, it would be a
trivial change.  I'll look into it when I get a chance.

I need to know precisely wha ouwant though.  Would it be good enough
if every hudred frames it wrote out 100/10000 frames to stdout, or
(10/120 minutes)?   I don;t really want to use ncurses to make a
human-readable variant, so if this is ok, it's what I'll do.

It has never been planned that mythtranscode handle anything other
than mpeg2/nuv.  Isaac didn't want to deal with any other formats at
the time, and that was fine by me.


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