[mythtv-users] Archiving Shows to DVD

Carl Lewis carl at dpiwe.tas.gov.au
Sun Aug 7 23:40:09 UTC 2005

Felix wrote:
> Dave Ansell wrote:
>> Hi,
>>      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.!
>> cheers,
>> Dave
> 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/> 
> (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/> 
> (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> 
> (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!
> Felix

Felix, I haven't tried mythburn, I have tried the other two and
have found option 4 (ProjectX/dvdauthor) better :-)
Not perfect, but better. ProjectX allows you to cut out
unwanted segments without stuffing the audio/video sync, the
other two caused me problems in that area.

The only problem I've had with ProjectX/dvdauthor
is that the burnt discs won't play perfectly in some DVD
players. Seems to be something causing jumping/looping
problems. But hey, they work fine in mine (Pioneer).


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