[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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