[mythtv-users] [mythtv] mythtranscode -> avi
geflatt at hfx.eastlink.ca
Thu Aug 5 21:02:20 EDT 2004
On Thu, 2004-08-05 at 15:56, Chris Petersen wrote:
> There has been a lot of talk lately about getting mythtranscode to
> export other formats (any supported by libaviformat, or whatever it's
> called), but the devs decided that there really wasn't much of a need
> for effort to be put into this because other tools do it well enough on
> their own.
> However, since mplayer (and transcode, and ffmpeg) still continue to NOT
> support myth's nuv files, there is currently no way to convert an nuv
> file to an avi file without transcoding/reencoding. This is the single
> most oft-asked-about feature for nuvexport, and frankly it would allow
> for more standardized transoding options (ie. could use "transode" for
> all conversions, since it seems to have slightly faster and better
> quality output than nuvexport's "normal" options).
> In the rewrite of nuvexport, I'd like to be able get away from the
> somewhat complex set of exporters (particularly the "transode" and
> non-transcode versions of the same output format). This would also open
> the door for using the files more easily with nuv->dvd programs.
> And please correct me if I'm wrong, but having mythtranscode do the avi
> conversion instead of mencoder (if it is ever made to work) would also
> allow myth's meta data to stay in the file (title/subtitle/description
> at the very least)
> Anyway, this email is basically me asking/begging/pleading for someone
> who knows the mythtranscode code to implement the avi container output
> (I guess that would also mean having the ability to specify an outfile),
> since I've gathered that it should be relatively easy to do so. I'm
> also hoping to get an official "ok" about this idea, since it'd be nice
> to know that any patches would get accepted.
I know it's been mention before but avidemux is able to open myth's nuv
(mpeg4) files. A simple resave and it copies the mpeg4 data to an an avi
that other apps can use. The latest version (2.0.26) now supports some
scripting, and I believe (not 100%) nolonger requires X to be running.
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