[mythtv-users] Tutorial on Encoding (mostly re: file sizes)

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 21 05:28:39 UTC 2005

Dave Sherohman wrote:

>On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 12:44:03PM -0700, Ross Campbell wrote:
>>I set my settings for mythtranscode to be somewhat aggressive, I bump
>>resolution down, I bump audio rate down, and have decreased the
>>min/max bitrate settings. This lets me transcode shows I don't want to
>>burn to DVD, or want to watch later and store them while only taking
>>about 900MB PER HOUR. Most of the time, I can't tell any difference.
>>I'm away from my system, so I can't give any more specific info, but
>>that should help you get started with planning. You should start with
>>default values and adjust them *SLIGHTLY* (probably down), test and
>>repeat until you find the best settings for you.
>Any chance you might post your settings when you get closer to your
>system?  1G/hour is about where I'd like to end up and having an example
>of settings that produce results in that range would be useful.
Not transcoding settings, but probably still useful...



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