[mythtv-users] Confused about mythtranscode

Devan Lippman devan.lippman at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 05:33:50 UTC 2005

What mythtranscode converts it to depends on your settings, for my they 
bocome mpeg4. What I really use it for is to edit the file down using the 
cutlist **cough** no commercials **cough**. I'd say the combination of the 
two about triples my recording capacity. You can set this all up in the 
transcoding profiles from the frontend


On 6/6/05, Fedor Pikus <fpikus at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can someone explain me what exactly does mythtranscode do?
> After I recorded something, I can choose from a menu to transcode it.
> I see that mythtranscode runs, it's also mentioned in mythbackend log,
> and if I had a file X.nuv, now X.nuv.tmp appears. The menu where I
> launched the transcode from now offers to stop transcoding. Makes
> sense, so far.
> After a while mythtranscode ends and X.nuv.tmp becomes X.nuv.
> Comparing to the old file, the new one is slightly smaller. The menu
> changes to transcode once more.
> So, mythtranscode converted my captured MPEG2 (from PVR-350 or 150) to
> ... what exactly? And what will happen if I transcode it again?
> Thanks,
> Fedor
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> Fedor G Pikus (fpikus at gmail.com)
> http://www.pikus.net
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