[mythtv-users] What's your recording file size?

Kichigai Mentat kichigai at comcast.net
Thu Dec 8 10:34:27 EST 2005

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On Dec 8, 2005, at 03.13, Niels Dybdahl wrote:

> Mine is PVR-500
> 30mins = 1.1 GB
> 1 hour = 2.2 GB
> Is this normal?
> As mentioned it is normal. You can adjust the data rate in the  
> recording profiles. If you are recording analog from the air, then  
> you might reduce the horizontal resolution from 720 pixels to 400  
> and reduce the datarate accordingly.
> And you can transcode to MPEG4 to reduce the data rate even  
> further. But in that case you should better have a high rate in the  
> MPEG2 to achieve a better MPEG4 result.
Yeah, but I'm pretty sure the PVR-500 outputs MPEG-2, not MPEG-4, so  
this kind of defeats the purpose of owning the PVR-500 (assuming he  
purchased it with the MPEG-2 output in mind). Wouldn't it actually  
put *more* stress on the system to transcode the output from a  
PVR-500 card to MPEG-4 since the system has to decode the MPEG-2  
stream in addition to encoding the MPEG-4 stream?
> Niels Dybdahl
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