[mythtv] Why Not MPEG-2 Encoding?
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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