[mythtv-users] Transcoding questions?
J. Donavan Stanley
jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Thu Mar 18 19:15:02 EST 2004
Jason R Neuhaus wrote:
> Okay, I've got my P3 450 up and running with FC1, MythTV 0.14, lirc
> all working. Yeah!
> Now, I'm still partially confused about transcoding. I've read the
> documentation on the web site and I'm still a bit confused.
> 1) >From what I understand, since I don't have transcoding enabled by
> default, my PVR-250 will output RTJpeg directly, and that is what gets
> recorded to disk? or does it get converted to MPEG-2?
PVRx50 cards are MPEG2 encoders. That's the primary reason folks buy them.
> 2) Okay, so the .nuv files stored on my disk contain the raw
> video/audio data with the comercial skip, or any other cut points I
> have set, great. Now, if I hit "T" to transcode the file manually,
> what exactly is it doing? I'm thinking it just queues the currect
> video I'm watching/editing to be transcoded, correct?
> If so, what format does it transcode it to, and where does the file go?
Whatever you have the transcoding profile for your card set to, and it
replaces the original file.
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