[mythtv] plextor convertx, myth 0.21

andy andy at squeakycode.net
Fri Apr 25 02:21:14 UTC 2008

I posted this to the users list a while ago and was offered a good 
alternative (save to mpeg4 and setup transcode job), but I'd really like 
to know:

One of the items on the release notes is:
     Added the ability to capture MPEG-2 video from the go7007 driver

I have a plextor convertx which uses the go7007 driver.  (it does work
with plextors test capture program, so the device is ok, the drivers
work, etc).

In mythtv 0.21, I cannot get it to work.  I cannot find anyplace to set
it to mpeg2, so I am assuming that's my problem.

In mythtv-setup, I added the device (listed as MPEG-4 plextor convertx).
In mythfrontend I go into the recording profiles and select that device.
   There is a combo for selecting the encoding but I cannot change it
from MPEG-4.

Is there something I'm missing?

(I really need it in mpeg-2 because I have a low powered pc and I use a
PVR-350 for tv-out.  And it only support mpeg-2.)

Thanks for your time,


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