[mythtv-users] Transcode to MPEG2?

Michael Tiller michael.tiller at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 14:48:14 UTC 2006

On 12/3/06, casey dunn <casey.dunn at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is actually pretty easy with ffmpeg to get a good re-encode.  It
> includes some default 'targets' such as svcd and DVD that make doing what
> you're talking about relatively easy.  Search the archives for my e-mails I
> recently attached a copy of the user job I use to transcode for viewing on
> XBMC.  It uses ffmpeg options '--target ntsc-svcd'.  The wiki contains the
> information you'll need to add it in as a user job (some sql commands).


  Thanks, I'll look into that.  What puzzles me is why this isn't built into
the standard transcoding options.  We already have MPEG4 and RTjpeg but why
not MPEG2?  I will definitely check out your suggestion though since
apparently MPEG2 isn't supported for "built-in" transcoding.

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