[mythtv-users] OT, general and long: transcoding

awrobinson at nc.rr.com awrobinson at nc.rr.com
Thu Mar 23 21:45:56 UTC 2006

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim <tim.tait1 at gmail.com>
> awrobinson at nc.rr.com wrote:

> >Here's a senario I'm interested in. I'd like to record my
> >mother-in-law's favorite soap opera each weekday. I'd like to 
> remove the
> >commercials. Then at the end of the week, I'd like to create a DVD of
> >that week's episodes. The last part I think I know how to do. I've 
> been>using dvdauthor for about a year. Recording the episodes is 
> trivial with
> >Myth. I've figured out how to get Myth to flag commercials. The 
> part I
> >think I'm missing is getting Myth to transcode the video to actually
> >remove the commercials and output in a format acceptable for DVD
> >authoring. So can this be done and if so how?
> >

> >
> The editing out commercials is easy. While playing it, press "e". 
> This 
> will put you in edit mode and pause playback. Then "z" to load the 
> commercial marks. You can use pgup/pgdn, <, >, and leftarrow, 
> rightarrow 
> to move through the recording. Press enter to bring up a cutpoint 
> menu. 
> Esc out when done, then playback will resume. Press "M" for menu, 
> select 
> transcoding. You can then exit out to recording menu.
> However, the converting nuv video files to a dvd compatible mpeg2 
> is 
> apparently not so easy, I will let someone else tackle that one.
> A lot of this stuff is probably out there if you search the mail-
> list 
> archive <http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/> or 
> website/wiki <http://www.mythtv.info/>.

How can I do this automatically, without having to play the video? I'd
like to automate as much of the process as possible.


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