[mythtv-users] Reducing the resolution of HDTV recordings

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 21:49:23 UTC 2006

On 2/14/06, yan seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> >On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 01:06:06PM -0800, yan seiner wrote:
> >
> >
> >>So there is currently no way to transcode for TV recordings?  Is there a
> >>way to use an external player?  Either one will do....
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Do you want to permanently reduce the resolution, while leaving the
> >program within Watch Recordings' control?  Cause that's what transcode
> >will do.
> >
> >
> Yes, what I am really trying to do is to reduce the resolution
> permanently on the fly, so that the viewer can click on a recording and
> watch it.  I want this to be transparent to the user.  In other words,
> the user schedules the recording, and comes back at the end of the day,
> and there it is, in 740x420 resolution (or whatever...)
> My TV only displays 1366x720, I don't have need for anything greater
> than that.  Frankly, I'd be happy with DVD resolution....  Right now I
> can watch DVDs, movies, and analog TV, but not digital TV.  It results
> in instant segfault...  I'm seeing this on both my KnoppMyth frontends.
> I still haven't figured out what is going on; if it is hardware or
> software.  I've ordered a FX5200 card for one of the frontends, but the
> other is non-upgradeable.  I suspect that neither the Matrox G550 nor
> the I810 chipset can handle 1920x1080 resolution - and for some reason
> rescaling causes a segfault.
> Any way to get the front end to log its actions in detail so I can
> figure out when it is segfaulting?
> --Yan

the frontend shouldn't be segfaulting at that resolution, sounds like
you really need to figure out why its segfaulting instead of
transcoding everything to DVD res.


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