[mythtv-users] Re: mythdvd rip quality can only be "perfect"

Adam Felson a.f.6 at pobox.com
Fri Mar 11 02:54:18 UTC 2005

More wierdness.  I can take the transcode command used by the remote
frontend from the mtd.log file and run it on the backend machine.  No
problem.  Try to have the mythfrontend running on the backend machine do
a dvd rip and it doesn't seem to know how to transcode, offering nothing
but "perfect" quality.
Mythdvd was build on the backend machine with ./configure --enable-all

How does mythdvd go about deciding what quality levels to offer?  Why
does one machine offer multiple quality levels while the other one

On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 20:30 -0700, Adam Felson wrote:
> I've two boxes, my older AMD athlon XP backend running mandrake and a
> newer epia frontend running gentoo.
> On the frontend mythdvd running with transcode built by gentoo 'emerge'
> command, ripping works fine and there are several quality levels
> available.
> On the backend mythdvd running with mandrake, I've only got the option
> to make "perfect" rips.  On that system I built transcode from cvs and
> its version is at 1.0beta2.  According to the ./configure report I have
> support for xvid4 and mythdvd's settings are set to use xvid instead of
> divx.  Tempfile is set at an actual writeable directory.
> Any idea why mythdvd only offers "perfect" rips?
> Output of transcode ./configure:
> Summary for transcode 1.0.0beta2 features:
> *-*-*-*-*-*-* Core *-*-*-*-*-*-*
> static AV-frame buffering                        yes
> support for network (sockets) streams            no
> DVD navigation support with libdvdread           yes
> experimental xio | support for IBP storage       no | no
> pvm3 support                                     no
> ffmpeg libs headers                              -I/usr/include
> ffmpeg libs libraries                            -L/usr/lib -lavcodec
> -lm -lz -lpthread
> ffmpeg libs build                                4718
> ffmpeg libs version                              0.4.9-pre1
> ffmpeg libs statically linked                    no
> *-*-*-*-*-*-* Codec *-*-*-*-*-*-*
> lame support (>=3.89) | ver                      yes | 396
> mjpegtools dependent modules                     no
> libdv dependent modules                          no
> Ogg support | Vorbis support | Theora support    no | yes | no
> Default xvid export module                       xvid4
> liba52 audio plugin (>=0.7.3) | default decoder  no | no
> avifile API support                              yes
> ImageMagick dependent modules (>=5.4.3)          yes
> libjpeg dependent modules | mmx accel            yes | no
> liblzo dependent modules                         no
> libxml2 dependent modules                        no
> v4l/v4l2 modules                                 no
> experimental lve support                         no
> libmpeg3 dependent modules                       no
> libfame video encoding plugin                    no
> libquicktime dependent modules                   no
> FFmpeg binary module                             no
> bktr video device import module                  no
> sunau audio device import module                 no
> SDL support                                      no
> GTK support                                      no
> *-*-*-*-*-*-* Filter *-*-*-*-*-*-*
> X11 dependent filter plugins                     yes
> freetype2 dependent filter (text, subtitler)     yes
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Adam Felson <a.f.6 at pobox.com>

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