[mythtv-users] General transcoding questions
ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 16:56:55 UTC 2006
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On Dec 2, 2006, at 12.25, Pete Cap wrote:
> I gave up on transcoding a while back. I shelled out for a
> terabyte of storage on my media server, so ~1-2g per TV show
> recorded just wasn't an issue.
> Lately however I wanted to look into transcoding because I bought a
> smartphone that (supposedly) can play videos. Wouldn't it be neat
> to watch last night's episode of Lost on the train to work?
> So, I'm looking back into it. The last time I attempted to
> transcode video, using nuvexport, it was pretty hit-or-miss (mostly
> I would end up with a stuttery piece of crap; sometimes it would
> come out watchable; deinterlacing and honoring the myth cutlist
> never worked). Whatever the case, transcoding took six hours or
> more on my P4/2.4 ghz box, and even though the capture card is
> supposed to be doing all the grunt work of recording, I was unable
> to record and transcode at the same time.
> So, today I decided to dive back in and really make an effort. If
> anyone has any advice or lessons learned on transcoding I would
> love to hear them (especially if any of the above rings a bell and
> you have a solution).
What version of MythTV are you using, and what formats does your
SmartPhone support? If it supports MPEG-4 I suggest using the
myth2iPod script, which is quite stable (admittedly, though, I've
only used it under Myth 0.19-fixes)
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