[mythtv-users] View original recording instead of transcoded recording

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sat Dec 23 17:17:56 UTC 2006

On Dec 23, 2006, at 9:12 AM, John Drescher wrote:

> On 12/23/06, David Power <davidmpower at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would also like to automatically transcode all recordings into a
>> small file format (one person wants to view the recordings on their
>> portable video device), but I would like MythTV to continue to  
>> show me
>> the original recording as the default file under "Watch  
>> Recordings" on
>> the main MythTV program.
>>  Does MythTV assume that the recording I want to view under "Watch
>> Recordings" is the transcoded file, and if so, how can I make it
>> default back to the original file?  Thanks for any tips.
> When you transcode under mythtv the default action is to replace the
> original file with the new trasncoded file. It does this by naming the
> transcoded file the same as the original and deleting or renaming the
> original to <oldfilename>.mpg.old if you choose the keep original
> files while transcoding option in myth-setup.

Any idea if there's a way to tell one frontend to use the transcoded  
recording and another to use the original? I would like my wireless  
frontends to always used the transcoded if available and my combo  
frontend/backend (and wired frontends) to use the high quality  
recording. Seems like a logical progression, I would think.

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