[mythtv] best way to add a new codec?

Isaac Richards ijr at case.edu
Fri Jan 20 00:10:25 UTC 2006

On Thursday 19 January 2006 19:08, Brendan Cully wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm interested in adding support for a new codec (SPEG, a version of
> xvid modified to adapt to available bandwidth, for better video
> streaming). I'm pretty new to mythtv, so I thought I'd ask for
> pointers before getting too far into the hacking. I'm currently
> working my way out from NuppelVideoRecorder and trying to collect a
> list of things I'll need to change.
> I'd be grateful for any tips, especially from people who have already
> added codecs. I guess the first question is, what all needs to be
> touched to allow myth to transcode to a new codec? And the next
> question is, what's the best way to interface with the codec? It's a
> patch against xvidcore and I guess the options range from directly
> calling the xvidcore library to running a pipe to a command-line
> encoder...

Integration of a new codec into libavcodec is pretty much the only way things 
will work easily.


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