[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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