[mythtv] [PATCH] Allow disabling video copy in mythtranscode

Geoffrey Hausheer mythtv0368 at phracturedblue.com
Sat Jul 17 15:37:19 EDT 2004

On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 14:18:42 -0400, Jason Parekh wrote:
> Hello,
> I am recording at higher bitrate lower quality MPEG4 however I'd like
> to transcode eventually to lower bitrate higher quality MPEG4.
> The problem is, mythtranscode compares the source and target codec
> types (ie: MPEG4, RTjpeg, etc.) and if they are equal, it will just
> copy over the video rather than re-encode.
> I have submitted a patch that will let one pass a -n (or
> --novideocopy) parameter which will disable this video copy.  The
> default behavior is to allow video copying like the program did
> before.
> Maybe I will create a more proper patch that compares the source and
> target codec settings and ONLY if those differ it will disable the
> video copy.
> Patched against 0.15.1
> Hope this helps,
> Jason

If you want me to apply this, it needs to be integrated with the
frontend such that it can be selected for automatic use (from the
configure recorder menu).  From my perspective, mythtranscode has only
2 uses:(a) connected to mythfrontend to transcode automatically or
manually, or (b) used by external programs (nuvexport, whatever) as a
decoding engine.  I am not interested in adding switches that don't
fall int one of those two arenas.
Perhaps you can convince convince one of the other developers to do
it, but otherwise, inetrate it with mythfrontend and resubmit.


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