[mythtv-users] MythArchive has been added to svn - Please test

Robin Gilks g8ecj at gilks.org
Fri May 5 06:26:57 EDT 2006

>> Looks very promising. I especially like that it can handle MPEG4s as
>> well.
>> I would like to try it this weekend.
>> Some questions:
>> - Can it reduce the size of recordings, if they are too large ? Does it
>> use mythtranscode or tcrequant for that ?
>> - Is the new archive format playable ? (Currently I archive with the
>> nuv+sql option from nuvexport which is playable on both Linux and
>> Windows.
>> But that method breaks when the database structure change...)
>> - I guess the conversion takes place in the background, like with
>> mythburn. Can you confirm that ?
> I tried to install it on my FC4/atrpms system. I already had dvdauthor
> installed. Python imaging module (PIL) was easily installed from atrpms
> (yum
> install PIL).
> cdrtools is not that easy. What is it needed for ?
> I tried to checkout the source and start make, but apparently I need
> header
> files for MythTV. Do I have to checkout the whole MythTV source or is
> there
> something else I should go for ?

As with any fresh software out of SVN, check the -dev and -commits lists
for all the latest. Like how recent an SVN version of MythTV you need to
be running (VERY recent).

Robin Gilks

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