[mythtv-users] Re: Anyone tried MPEG2 to MPEG2 transcoding?

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 04:02:39 EDT 2005

>        I would also suggest that a "lossy" reencode to MPEG2 would not be
> without merit at the point in time.  People have struggled with getting
> MPEG2 captures burned to DVD (sans commercials) for the same reasons as
> above.  As I understand it, transcoding from within Myth basically
> decodes (using the myth playback engine with *can* parse A/V correctly),
> then reencodes.  Although it would be time consuming and introduce a
> generation loss, adding an {MPEG2, MPEG4, RTJPEG}->MPEG2 as a transcoder
> would be useful as a stopgap at this point.

I was more than happy to have a lossy MPEG2 -> MPEG2 transcode. That
has a lot of merit. I wanted to a) reduce file sizes (as I use DVB-T
cards so I can't adjust the encoding parameters) and b) keep the
format as MPEG2 because that's the only format that xbmcmythtv can


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