[mythtv-users] Lossless transcoding with commercial cutting increasing the size of the file.

drescher0110-mythtv at yahoo.com drescher0110-mythtv at yahoo.com
Fri May 26 13:09:37 UTC 2006

I have been having a problem with lossless transcoding not working correctly in the
past but I believe I finally got it setup correctly. In the settings for the High
Quality transcoder I have the "Lossless encoding" button checked. This does remove
the commercials and reduce the size of the file only if the show has many
commercials. If the show does not have so many commercials the size of the file
becomes actually bigger than the original however the commercials are definitly
removed. I am using a hauppage 500 and 250 with ivtv as my capture devices. Both
devices record at about 2.2GB / hour. Here is a part of the directory listing that
shows a small expansion after a commercial cut: -rw-r--r--  1 root   root    
1246389609 May 26 08:50 2014_20050902150000_20050902153000.nuv
-rw-rw-rw-  1 apache www-data 1167941568 Sep  2  2005
-rw-r--r--  1 root   root          43825 May 26 02:36

I have the keep the originals after transcoding option on so the .old file is the
original. This was a 30 minute show that was ~22 minutes after cutting. 

Thanks in advance,

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