[mythtv-users] Archiving Shows to DVD

Paul Bouchier-Hayes paulbh at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 16:11:01 UTC 2005

When using avidemux2 make sure you change the output option to MPEG,
it looks like you have it set to AVI. I made the same mistake when I
first started using it.


On 8/6/05, Felix <mythtv at ymhee-bcex.net> 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
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