[mythtv-users] Automatic converting HDTV to MPEG2

Michael Tiller michael.tiller at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 16:41:34 UTC 2006

I am in the same boat (Myth+MediaMVP)

I'm in the process of trying to figure this out myself.  Apparently
transcoding to MPEG2 (with reduced resolution) is sadly not supported in
Myth.  However, you can write a "user job" that does this for you.  I
actually have the transcoding script but I have not had enough time to
really test it completely.

I am unclear whether you want a solution to this or not (since you are
apparently switching to a Windows Media Center).  If you do, I can send you
a note when I get mine working.


On 12/10/06, Trampas <tstern at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> The problem I have is I use a MediaMVP as a front end and the HDTV Mpeg2
> is
> not supported. Thus I was trying to figure out how to transcode it to a
> or SVCD format such that I could watch using mediaMVP.
> I must say that MythTV is great when if it works, but you have to be a
> major
> geek to get it to work. I am about to purchase Windows Media Center and
> give
> up on Myth.
> Trampas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
> Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 7:18 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Automatic converting HDTV to MPEG2
> On 12/10/2006 05:30 PM, Phill Edwards wrote:
> >> I am fairly new to Myth and was wondering if someone could tell me how
> to
> >> make myth automatically transcode my HDTV programs to DVD quality
> >> MPEG2?
> >>
> >
> > If your HDTV is a DVB broadcast then it's already in MPEG2 format. So
> > you don't need to transcode it.
> But it will have to be re-encoded to be DVD-compliant MPEG-2 (i.e. must
> be down-res'ed, must have appropriate audio format, ...).
> While it's not automatic, MythArchive is the easiest way to create DVD's
> from Myth-recorded video.
> Mike
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