[mythtv-users] mythtranscode barfing

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 13 21:35:15 UTC 2006

On 09/13/06 17:03, Jens Axboe wrote:

>On Wed, Sep 13 2006, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>On 09/13/06 09:25, Jens Axboe wrote:
>>>On Wed, Sep 13 2006, Janne Grunau wrote:
>>>>On Wednesday 13 September 2006 13:55, Jens Axboe wrote:
>>>>>Newbie question: can mythtranscode do mpeg2 -> divx (or whatever)
>>>>>conversions to save some more space, or would that be left for user
>>>>>defined jobs?
>>>>Yes it can. You have to configure a transcoding profile to activate it 
>>>>(Setup -> TV Settings -> Recording Profiles -> Transcoders). Uncheck 
>>>>the Lossless transcoding radio button and you should be able to setup 
>>>>mpeg4 or rtjpeg as output codec. 
>>>Great thanks, will try that when I'm back home.
>>Note, though, that doing this will give you a NuppelVideo container with 
>>MPEG-4 data inside.  So, when you see a file that ends with ".nuv", you 
>>know it worked.  (And, you'll need to install the appropriate CODEC's to 
>>play it back on a Windows machine, for example.)
>I have no need to play it back on any windows machines (none in sight),
>but it would be nice if it worked in mplayer or xine for playback on
>other machines.

Then using the built-in transcode profiles/UI are not what you want.  See


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