[mythtv-users] nuvexport beta available

Chris Petersen lists at forevermore.net
Mon Sep 27 01:50:40 EDT 2004

So after much cramming (because I was running out of drive space) by 
myself and Gavin (aka Beirdo), I am officially announcing the beta 
release of the new version of nuvexport, available here:


These changes are NOT in cvs (yet), and the file will change as bugs are 
found/fixed.  I'm also not organized to have a real change list, but 
here is the gist of it:

Near-complete rewrite from the ground up.  The original nuvexport was a 
hack, and I didn't know much of anything about transcoding, or plan much 
for it to be used for anything more than svcd exporting (so it got messy 
as people submitted new modules).  Other than the nuv+sql and mpeg2cut 
modules, everything now uses the transcode program, rather than having 
separate transcode/nontranscode modules (there was a lot of confusion 
since the old "transcode" modules only worked with mpeg2 files). 
nuvexport will auto-detect the type of file being transcoded, and use 
mythtranscode/fifos accordingly.

You can now select multiple shows for export (the menus should be pretty 
easy to understand -- please note the addition of a "confirm" stage, and 
that adding a "show" with only one episode auto-adds that episode and 
skips you straight to "confirm").

There is now a progress indicator (it's about 99% accurate), and all of 
the confusing transcode/whatever output is hidden.  I still need to add 
code to properly pass errors through if something dies.  For now, 
--debug should still work as it used to.

Commandline support is much more organized, but is still a bit lacking 
in this beta version.  There is no documentation for it as of yet, either.

Other things to note..  recordings are now "cropped" before they're 
exported, to get rid of the broadcast overscan/black border stuff.  This 
will eventually be an option, but I haven't had time to hook it up. 
Currently, 2-3% is taken off of each edge automatically.  Eventually, 
we'll also add something for letterbox/widescreen cropping, too. 
Anyway, just keep this in mind when exporting your 640x480 recording, so 
that you are aware that exporting it to a 640x480 xvid file will 
actually be stretching the video taller/wider.

Integration with mythweb, and the client/server mode are still on the 
horizon, but nowhere near functional yet in this version (mythweb 
integration will kick in as soon as the CLI stuff is finished).

Things that still need to happen:  add ansi color support to menus (for 
titles, etc), finish cli/walkthrough separation, documentation, finish 
porting a few remaining modules, probably some other stuff that I can't 
think of at the moment.

I can be reached here via email, the feedback form on forevermore.net or 
  often on #mythtv-users (I don't hang out much in the dev channel 
because most of what goes on there is over my head).  And please 
remember, this is a beta.  That means it is probably unstable, could 
wipe your drive, cause hurricanes and/or spontaneously combust nearby 


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