[mythtv-users] PVR-250 Question
linky at see.figure1.net
Thu Sep 2 06:19:22 EDT 2004
On Aug 25, 2004, at 10:11 AM, John P. Mitchell wrote:
> I am currently using a BT878 based TV card. No hardware encoding. I
> currently software encoding to MPEG4 and MP3 so that one hour of
> recording comes in at about 1GB of disk and around 700MB after
> commercials are cut. I would like to be able to export this video out
> of the NUV format into something I could burn to CD and watch on my Mac
> or on my Windows XP laptop.
That should be playable on either platform with the right codecs
installed. Have you tried exporting a program with no transcoding and
playing it in QuickTime Player?
> The biggest problem for me is the export time. It takes around 45
> minutes to export a half hour show that has a commerial cut list, which
> is like 23 minutes of actual material. So it takes twice as long and it
> really hammers the CPU of my Myth machine, so much so that I can not do
> much else on the machine.
Yup. MPEG-2 encoding is very CPU-intensive. There's no way around
this without a hardware solution. Unless you *need* the material as
MPEG-2 (say, if you want to burn a DVD that will play in a standalone
DVD player) I wouldn't recommend transcoding.
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