[mythtv-users] choosing an archive format for recordings
papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu
Thu Aug 12 08:08:37 EDT 2004
>> A couple of reasons, really. The most important is that my mythtv box
>> is very inaccessible. It's basically a settop-box, no monitor except for
>> the TV, no LAN, no wireless, just a keyboard that I have to sit on the
>> floor and use looking at the TV. Because of that, it's
> Well, I guess you have to connect it to LAN ;-)
It's complicated. My housemate (also house-owner) is a superlative
neat-freak. There will be no wires in the hardwood, glass, and leather
furniture room. I have played with wireless and it's promising.
>> The third reason is processing power. At school I've got my main
>> machine (dual athlon 2400) and a dual Xeon 2.4 GHz accessible. Each CPU
>> can process video the way I want at approximately 4hr/hr. Running 4 of
>> them at once, I can do 1hr/hr. If I were to do that one the mythtv box
>> (dual PIII 1GHz), it would take 8-10hr/hr and probably never finish before
>> another show needed transcoding.
> Hmm, this is strange. I am encoding 720x480 into mpeg2 on XP 2000+ 1CPU and
> it takes 2hr/hr. I am am encoding deinterlaced video using "-I 0" of mpeg2enc
> though, so it is faster.
I'm doing 2-pass, so 4hr/hr would be about right. It's avidemux,
HQ denoising, resizing, no deinterlacing.
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