[mythtv-users] mythburn: automagic DVD burning becoming part of Myth soon?

James Armstrong james at thearmstrongs.org
Mon Oct 4 12:56:09 EDT 2004

Cory Papenfuss wrote:

>> The only nice feature I would like to see added is a way to select 
>> several shows and have the script automatically decide how much 
>> compression is needed to make them fit on a dvd, then transcode the 
>> .nuv (mpeg2) files before burning them to disk. I can usually get 3 
>> one hour shows on one dvd but would like to archive maybe 6 to 8 per 
>> dvd at a lower quality but still be able to watch them on a dvd player.
>> - James
>     Just FYI, I have had great success (quality-wise) with transcoding 
> 640x480 MPEG2 (ivtv) streams to 352x480 and burning to DVD.  I get 6 
> 1-hour shows (~43 minutes each) on a DVD with >VHS quality.  The PVR 
> cards don't do a great job of low-bitrate captures, so I transcode 
> from a higher setting, denoise, and downsize.
> -Cory
If I could ask, what commands are you using to transcode to 352x480 and 
how long or how many fps does it take to transcode a single show? I want 
to add the command right to the mythtvburn script to have it done 
automatically when I go to burn them.

- James

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