[mythtv-users] Recordings to DVD

Torsten Schenkel mythtv at isl.mach.uni-karlsruhe.de
Thu Feb 12 13:34:34 EST 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-12 at 18:54, Greg wrote:
> papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu wrote:

> I know 480x480 isn't a DVD spec, but my DVD will work with a DVD created 
> using 480x480 SVCD file with the audio transcode up to 48hz. It is worth 
> mentioning that this DVD player fails to play SVCD, and only says it 
> supports VCD's (older dvd unit).

Not exactly on topic, and not related to myth at all, but I'll write it

Most likely your DVD will play SVCDs as most DVD players will. Just not
western standard SVCDs. Most play back SVCD when mastered in the eastern
standard (mainly Japan). You wouldn't be able to sell any DVD player in
Japan if it wouldn't play VCDs and SVCDs. For the european market this
is not so problematic, so western SVCD support is not implemented.

The answer is to create your SVCDs according to the eastern standard.
The difference is the filesystem: MPEGAV vs. MPEG2 directory and
ENTRYSVD vs. ENTRYVCD label. A while ago I used to tweak the isos with
the hex editor. Now it's built into vcdimager: 

vcdimager --broken-svcd-mode

will create an svcd that most standalones will play (at least japanese
brands will). It's worth a try.

Walkthrough: MythTV on Epia with PVR350 using Debian:

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