[mythtv-users] Re: Hardware Recommendations?

Robert Kulagowski bob at smalltime.com
Mon Jun 6 17:41:06 UTC 2005

>>> I've looked at the HW MPEG2 encoders but MPEG2 seems to take up too 
>>> much room.  I tried using the SW MPEG2 encoding in MythTV and within 
>>> one day my 160GB disk was filled.  Even though I turned on automatic 
>>> transcoding to MPEG4, the recordings just seemed to get ahead of the 
>>> transcoding.  Once the disk was full, it couldn't transcode any 
>>> more.  Do the HW encoders produce smaller video files?  I don't 
>>> remember the exact file size but I think a 2.5 hour program was 
>>> something like 26GB! (640x480)

There is no "software MPEG2 encoding" in MythTV.  Sounds like you're 
using RTJPEG.

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