[mythtv-users] transcoding and mythburn confusion

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Mar 30 05:38:41 UTC 2006

On 03/29/2006 08:49 PM, Christopher M. Jones wrote:

>I'm getting a bit frustrated trying to get my recordings archived to
>dvd. I think that part of the trouble is that I either don't understand
>the documentation, or it leaves significant gaps in its explanations. So
>I need someone to break down for me exactly what is supposed to be
>First, I am confused about transcoding. As I understand it, I need to
>transcode files in order to cut the commercials. I've successfully
>created cutlists and transcoded files to remove them. This creates a
>file of type .nuv. However, this file type appears to be a proprietary
>type for mythtv, which ProjectX doesn't understand.

If you're using Myth 0.19 and your source is recording MPEG-2 (i.e. 
PVR-x50's, DVB, ATSC), check the box in the transcoding options for 
"Lossless transcoding" to do MPEG-2 to MPEG-2 transcoding instead of 
MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 in a NuppelVideo container.  And, if you do this, you 
don't need to use ProjectX.


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list