[mythtv-users] transcoding and mythburn confusion

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Mar 30 17:40:42 UTC 2006

David Whyte wrote:
> On 3/30/06, Christopher M. Jones <cjones at partialflow.com> wrote:
>> Help me fix the problem with mythburn
>> I'm using MythTV 0.19
>> Mythburn sources from cvs
>> ProjectX
> Hey Chris,
> I think the problem may be that your transcoding the files to remove
> the cut list.  When I tried mythburn, you let projectX do the cutting
> for you, so don't involve the mythtranscoder at all.
> Chances are your transcoding from MPEG2 to an MPEG4-type file, which
> ProjectX doesn't like.
> I don't like the current mythburn.  I know it is fast, but it seems to
> introduce too many dependencies and too much pain.  I would prefer
> (and have thought about doing) an implementation that uses the
> nuvexport tool to do the cutting and transocding.  It may be slower,
> but it at least allows me to create DVD compatible files from my
> transcoded (i.e. MPEG4-ish) recordings.
> Anyways, I ramble....
> Whytey
There's a new version of  mythburn in development that will 
automatically transcode any file that is not DVD compliant. We currently 
use ffmpeg to do the transcode. We are also trying hard to keep the 
number of dependencies to a minimum. The goal with Isaac's permission is 
for it it to become part of the mythplugins package.

Paul H.  

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