[mythtv-users] Archiving Shows to DVD
mythtv at ymhee-bcex.net
Sat Aug 6 22:21:05 UTC 2005
Dave Ansell wrote:
> My Myth box seems to have achieved a high Child Acceptance Factor
> (WAF not quite so good!) but unfortunately my disk is now filling up
> rapidly with cartoon shows which need to be watched repeatedly and
> never deleted!
> Is there a straightforward way to transfer shows to DVD in a
> sensible format for viewing on DVD players, etc. My recordings are
> from DVB-T in TS format. I have tried transcode, but it fails to run
> with the out-of-the box Myth settings (Myth 0.18.1 atrpms)
> Any pointers much appreciated. And by the way I am a complete
> newbie when it comes to DVD authoring.!
I tried three options and all three failed in one way or another :-( .
I'll try to describe them here, and if somebody notices some glarious
goofs (or not so glarious) - I would greatly appreciate the feedback. I
am fairly new to DVD authoring, and to MythTV, and I *have* to burn the
shows on DVD for my reputation to survive...
1. mythburn. I got quite far with this... I downloaded from sourceforge
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/mythburn/), tinkered with install.sh
(changed directories and user/group names) and successfully ran it:
MythWeb is installed at /var/www/html/mythweb
Installing DVD Menu option into MythWeb
However, there is no DVD menu option - there are *no* options under
MythWeb. I restarted backend, just in case - is there any last steps to
configure mythweb to enable this option?
2. nuvexport - I got RPM from here
(http://forevermore.net/files/nuvexport/). It requires LVE library which
I got from sourceforge. But LVE doesn't compile
3. Instructions from mythtv docs
(http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-22.html#ss22.20): Step 2 says Run
*avidemux2* and open the .nuv file which corresponds with the program
you wish to burn to DVD.
when I do that, avidemux2 tells me that "This looks like mpeg. Do you
want to index it?". Sure... When I click on "Scan file for audio
stream", it finds Mpeg audio 0: 2 channels, 384 kbps shift 66s. So,
indexing goes for couple minutes, and then it tells "Beware: No valid
audio codec found! Save(A+V) will generate bad AVI. Save audio will
work". Not only that, but the picture becomes square (say, 4x4 instead
of 4x3) and all objects deformed.
Any ideas? Please!
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