[mythtv-users] Transcoding/Burning DVD

Scott Francis scott.francis at newisys.com
Thu Mar 25 10:59:59 EST 2004

Ok, I've read thru the archives and followed what they've said, but I have a few questions concerning people that burn DVDs from what they capture.  Let me start this off by saying that I want to burn movies that I capture on DVD for personal viewing and feel that I should be able to get a 2 hour movie on a single DVD (at least that's the goal).

The issue that I have is that when I do an nuvexport and tell it to go to DVD format and then burn it, I still get some choppyness/pixelation on the resultant DVD.  The original nuv file does not have this, so I'm at wits end towards why my transcoded one does.  Is there something I can do in order to preserve the quality of a 2 hour type movie and still have it fit on a single DVD without any type of pixelation or artifacts?

I had thought that using the DVD export in nuvexport would result in the highest quality dvd image.  I'm just trying to figure out what I'm doing incorrectly here.  

BTW-  I'm attempting to burn the transcoded mp3 file on my windows side using Roxio.  I think it also is attempting to do an encoding phase, but at looking at the mp3 prior to this, I'm still seeing the same pixelation.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.


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