[mythtv-users] 20+ GB .nuv files

Garry Cook garrycook at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 21:37:09 UTC 2005

On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 16:29:45 -0500, MB <matthew at imisssleep.com> wrote:
> Garry Cook wrote:
> >Well, it looks like I tweaked something that I shouldn't have,
> >probably in the setup/utilities, maybe in mythtvsetup, or this could
> >possibly be due to the apt-get dist-upgrade that I did the other day.
> >My .nuv files are now sized at about 20GB per hour. I've got one that
> >is a half hour show which is taking up 14GB of space.
> >
> >I'm sure that I saw a thread about this recently, but searching the
> >archives I just can't seem to find it, just not using the right
> >keywords I guess.
> >
> >Any idea what might be causing this? Could it be a simple setting, or
> >will I need to roll back a package? Anyone know the subject of the
> >old/existing thread?
> >
> >Any insight is appreciated.
> >
> >
> >
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> Just a thought: Is your signal poor quality? A lot of fuzziness? This
> could cause the compression algorithms to not work well. I have this on
> a few stations that don't come in well and the file size gets up to
> around 10GB for a 30 minute show.

Thanks for the response, but no, the signals come in loud and clear on
my PVR 250s. I tried tweaking the transcoder options and whatnot last
night, and my daily recording of Nightline came in at 462MB, as
opposed to 14GB for the night before. So, it seems like I must have
done something right. However, I have not yet watched the program to
see what the quality of the recording might look like.

I tried reading up on transcoding options on mythtv.org, but the
documentation seems a bit sparse. Or, more than likely, it is just
tailored to someone that already has a base of knowledge regarding
MPEGs and the like. Perhaps I'll see what I can dig up in the wiki.
If anyone has any suggestions on links to threads and/or pages that go
into detail about transcoding and different CODECs and file types, I'm
all ears.


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