[mythtv-users] Question before I buy a PVR350 or 250

Kevin dePfyffer listman at depfyffer.com
Wed Oct 20 20:22:07 UTC 2004

Thank you, that was exactly what I needed to know.
I appreciate the help.

> On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 08:45:48 -0700 (PDT), Kevin dePfyffer
> <listman at depfyffer.com> wrote:
>> Since I'm recording a lot more shows now and know I can spit out working
>> DVD's I would like to remove the 5 hour encoding time for a 30min
>> cartoon.
>> (currently using TV Wonder VE card)
>> Do I have to use nuvexport (DVD) on a show recorded with the PVR 350
>> before I put it on a dvd?
> No, you don't have to use the DVD export function of nuvexport.
>> What about the 250?
> Same as above.
>> Are there any other cards out there that will allow me to create a
>> playable dvd
>> that will work on a standard dvd player without encoding?
> Probably. Anything that does hardware MPEG 2 encoding should work.
> Here's what you need to do:
> - Record using the 250 or 350 directly to a DVD-compatible format (I
> can look up my settings when I get home tonight)
> - If you want to cut commercials, mark the commercials from within the
> MythTV frontend. Then run nuvexport and select the MPEG2->MPEG2
> option. The nuvexport step takes about 3-5 minutes for a half hour
> show on my 1 GHz Athlon.
> - Use DVDStyler, 'Q' DVD Author, or dvdauthor to create a video DVD. I
> use DVDStyler. (Hint - if you replace silence.mp2 in the DVDStyler
> directory you can have an audio track in your DVD menu)
> That's it! No transcoding. Unfortunately the MPEG2 commercial cutting
> and DVD creation isn't yet integrated with Myth, but I think that
> there's growing support among MythTV users for adding those features.
> Good luck,
> Lane
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