[mythtv] [mythtv-users] HD/SD Transcoding setup
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat May 27 17:42:54 UTC 2006
On 05/27/2006 01:24 PM, Brad Templeton wrote:
> There are several purposes for transcoding...
> a) I mean to play this on a smaller res screen (which can mean
> the home myth TV system, or a laptop)
> b) I just want the space saving that mp2 -> mp4 gives me at a similar
> quality. I'm not willing to reduce quality.
> c) I want to save disk space -- with varying tastes about how much,
> and alas, not the same for all resolutions. Ie. a person may want
> their SDTV recordings to fit in 800mb/hour, and their HD ones to fit
> in 1.5gb/hour. An ideal system might well try to let the user
> set a value, and have the system figure how to get to it by a
> combination of resolution reduction and mpeg4 quality reduction.
> d) I want to stream -- like a Slingbox. In this case I want fast
> transcoding, I want it starting the moment the recording starts,
> and I want it capped at a number that fits in my outgoing bandwidth.
e) I want to remove commercials from my recording but otherwise leave it
unchanged (MPEG-2 lossless transcoding).
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