[mythtv-users] PVR-x50 to DVD in realtime?

Andrew Dodd atd7 at cornell.edu
Mon Feb 16 15:28:39 EST 2004

Quoting papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu:

> 	Although I hate to say definately "no," to anything, I believe the 
> answer is a definative "NO."  Although the stream can be DVD compliant WRT 
> bitrate/resolution/audio, etc a DVD has a very rigid file structure.  In 
> addition to the mpeg streams, there are header files (.IFO's) that describe
> the 
> disk offsets, menus, etc, etc, which I don't think could be done on the fly. 
> Even with the DVD+RW format, I don't think think it could be mastered and 
> written in real time.
> 	I would think that the ability to *post-process* and master them later 
> wouldn't be that hard... probably soon to come to mythtv.
Most likely the best you would be able to do is to master the DVD on your hard
disk in realtime.

But in many cases, why would you want to?  commercials are a waste of DVD space.

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