[mythtv-users] new stuff to understand
mythtv at archer-segel.com
Sun Aug 7 16:12:32 UTC 2005
Scot L. Harris wrote:
>On Sun, 2005-08-07 at 05:53, Craig Tinson wrote:
>>I never got my head around "transcoding" as I figured I never needed to
>>with the old card. now I'm recording with the 250 I figured I'd better
>>know more about this transcoding thing.
>>what is it? why does it matter? how will it affect how I use my mythbox?
>>is there settings I need to know about? am I right in thinking it's more
>>of an issue now I'm on a 250?
>For the last 6 months I have been running a mythtv system using a
>PVR-350 and a PVR-250. Have been using the decoder on the PVR-350 for
>the output to the TV. As such I have not used any transcoding. I found
>that if I transcode a show I can get the picture to play back but no
>audio. I suspect this because the transcoded show is using the on
>board audio output which I do not have connected.
>I really like the output of the PVR-350, it is indistinguishable from
>the broadcast signal provided by the cable company.
>As to using transcoding, I think it depends on how you have your system
>setup. Would be interested in other views on this subject.
I have a PVR-350 and I don't use transcoding as well. Disk space is
cheap these days, so unless I'm trying to transfer the video to a
different media there's no need, and good reasons not to - transcoding
invariably causes a quality drop to some degree.
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