[mythtv-users] Transcoding and deinterlacing, and other transcode issues

john sturgeon john.sturgeon at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 23:42:52 UTC 2006

On 6/14/06, Brad Templeton <brad+myth at templetons.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 09:15:11AM +0200, Niels Dybdahl wrote:
> > >
> > >As for the number of profiles an HD user needs, here are the ones I
> > >think could be handy:
> > >

Brad,  You might have seen this from an earlier post, but I covered
some of these options here:

> >
> >        d) "Streaming" quality transcodes of SDTV that fit within
> > >            your upstream bandwidth (384K or 512K for example.)
> And I should note that long term, a cool tool would be one to
> act like the slingbox and do this in real time.   I was given a slingbox
> but it seems like a real kludge to have a mythtv box output the
> recorded video to be hardware recompressed and sent out.  (I would need
> tv-out too, which I don't have set up.)
> I have a 2nd house I stay at and want to watch my Daily Shows.  So
> right now I sometimes transcode them down to about 500kbps which is
> what my DSL upstream can handle tolerably, but I haven't got it quite
> right.      I think vlc has some live streaming transcode options.
> The slingbox though does a bunch of clever things, tracking the outgoing
> bandwidth and adjusting the transcode appropriately.   It does
> surprisingly well.

For streaming there are a couple solutions:
1) Flash Video:
2) VLC

Hope that helps.  By the way, I've used the Flash Video way, but a
couple problems: 1) the results seems to have a gamma problem (too
dark) that I don't know how to correct in ffmpeg, and 2) You need a
seperate process to transcode to .flv format.

John Sturgeon <><

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