[mythtv] BBC HD h264 and transcode?

David Shirley tephra at gmail.com
Sat Jul 29 01:40:30 UTC 2006

well in australia out 1080iHD gets sent at about 15Mbps (MPEG2)

when I use ffmpeg to transcode them to H264 on autosettings the avg
bitrate changes to about 5mbits. quality wise its about 90% there...

my point was 20Mbps is huge for H264, you could probably reencode that
to 10mbps and be able to play it back...

On 7/29/06, Chris Birkinshaw <lists at youspy.me.uk> wrote:
> On 7/28/06, David Shirley <tephra at gmail.com> wrote:
> > isn't it just a matter off re-bitratting the h264?
> >
> I don't really think there is much point watching 5Mbps 1080i HD
> material - it ceases to be HD! It is better to transcode MPEG4 to
> twice the bitrate MPEG2 - quality will almost all be maintained.
> Can this be done?
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