[mythtv] Why Not MPEG-2 Encoding?

Bryan Mayland bmayland at leoninedev.com
Mon Dec 5 15:31:35 UTC 2005

Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> real-time MPEG2 encoding isn't possible with software encoding capture 
> cards.
    Maybe 3 years ago this statement was true, but it isn't now.  ffmpeg 
can real-time encode 720x480 at 29.97 to MPEG2-PS without a problem on a 
modern PC.  Heck, I can can even decode mpeg2 and convert it to very 
high quality xvid faster than real time with plenty of CPU left to do 
other things on my machine.

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