[mythtv-users] RE: about transcoding and auto-transcoding

Daniel Howell howelld at brumster.com
Sat Dec 3 09:20:04 EST 2005

From: Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] RE: about transcoding and auto-transcoding
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
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>> I believe the "Hardware Encoder" profile in Myth is pointless in this 
>> regard, because the Hauppauge cards I'm using just dump the video 
>> straight out in it's native format, and myth is just dumping this to 
>> disk with no decoding required; hence pretty much no processor usage 
>> while recording.


Excellent - that's one thing I understand right then!

>You can't do that - I've tried before and it you can't transcode MPEG2 to
MPEG2. However, I think an alternative 
>may be to set up a nuvexport job to automatically run after recording which
transcodes it into DVD compliant 
>MPEG2. However, I think you would then end up with 2 files - the original +
the transcoded one so it would use 
>disk space.

Ah, shame, fair enough. This would actually be fine, though, as I can cull
the original files next time I'm browing the frontend or MythWeb, so I'll
probably go along this route. I'm currently having great fun getting ffmpeg
and transcode supporting all the necessary codecs. Getting there, though.


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