[mythtv] Why Not MPEG-2 Encoding?

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Mon Dec 5 15:34:17 UTC 2005

Bryan Mayland wrote:

> 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.

Perhaps I should have said:real-time MPEG-2 encoding isn't possible *in 
Myth* with software encoding capture cards.  I know nothing of the 
technical details of why this is the case.


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