[mythtv-users] All profiles the same as default?

Bruce Markey bjm at lvcm.com
Fri Jul 30 18:30:00 EDT 2004

Dave Bush wrote:
> Darryl Okahata wrote:
>> Dave Bush <statman at twcny.rr.com> wrote:
>>     Why don't you try various settings, and decide what you like?
>> Start with 2200 and go up from there (as you're happy with Tivo basic
>> quality, don't go above 4400 (~2-2.5GB/hr) or so, as I think that's
>> somewhat similar to Tivo high quality).
> Okay - this may be a dumb question, but I assume that you mean that I 
> should be using the MPEG-4 codec instead of the default RTjpeg codec?

That's correct. RTjpeg compresses each frame individually whereas
MPEG-4 compares the frame with the previous one and only needs
to encode the differences so it is much more space efficient.
Also, see the howto section on resolutions:


--  bjm

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