[mythtv-users] Untranscode

Curtis White soaro77 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 01:37:26 EST 2005

On 11/19/05, Chad <masterclc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/19/05, Curtis White <soaro77 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Unfortunately I didn't have that option selected so I don't have the
> > old file. It looks like it might be possible to use ProjectX to do it.
> >
> > But is there a way to use mplayer or something and just tell it to
> > display the output on my PVR350 output?
> >
> > I know I can do the following and get output to the TV.
> >
> > The following works to watch the Tuner on the TV.
> >
> > # /usr/bin/ivtvfbctl /dev/fb0 -noglobalalpha -localalpha
> > # dd if=/dev/video0 of=/dev/video16 bs=64k
> >
> > The following works to watch an mpg file to the TV.
> >
> > # /usr/bin/ivtvfbctl /dev/fb0 -noglobalalpha -localalpha
> > # dd if=/tmp/test_video.mpg of=/dev/video16 bs=64k
> >
> > So is there some alternative of this that will allow me to view those
> > files on the TV? I don't really even care to convert them because I
> > don't plan on keeping them. I just want to watch them on my 52" TV
> > instead of my 19" monitor.
> I don't have PVR's, but my guess is that yes you can.  The dd if=
> might be able to play if you have dd if=/wherever/the/file/lives.nuv
> But, I'm just guessing, I've never toyed with or played with a
> PVR-350.  Hopefully someone will come along and tell you what you need
> to do, if anything, to get this working.

This works with the original .nuv files because they are mpeg2 format.
But since they have been transcoded to Rtjpeg format I can't play them
to the PVR350 out by putting it directly in the if= of the dd command.


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list