[mythtv-users] Converting shows to PDA suitable format
ffrr at tpg.com.au
Fri Nov 25 17:32:41 EST 2005
I am fairly new to converting video, so I have been trying to discover
the best way to convert my recordings (PAL mpeg-TS from a DVB-T card) to
a small format suitable for my Palm Tx PDA.
Firstly, I have read that divx is a popular format and the TCPMP player
on the palm will play it. Is xvid the same thing? What's the
difference? Any other suggestions for a target format?
OK, so I have experimented with nuvexport. Unfortunately, under
Knoppmyth R5A22, nuvexport with ffmpeg seems to be broken, so I tried it
with --transcode and chose xvid format and a screen width of 240 (a
suggestion as a reasonable compromise in quality and size). The show I
am converting was 3.9GB in size. The problem is, on my mythbox, which
is only a 800MHz celeron, it has been over 12 hours, the target file is
200MB and it's still not finished !
I tried running transcode manually from the command line on a faster
(non-myth) machine I have. It's a 2.2GHz sempron. I used this command line
transcode -i in.mpg -V -x mplayer -y xvid4,xvid4 -Z 240x160 -E 16000 -b
48,1,7,1 -w 150 -f 24,2 -o out.avi
but it still is going slow (<20 fps)
So, I guess I am hoping for some suggestions on better ways to do this?
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