[mythtv-users] Archiving: how are you doing it?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Feb 10 23:52:42 UTC 2007

On Feb 10, 2007, at 4:13 PM, Mike Chandler wrote:

> Hi and thanks for being here.
> I am new to MythTV, been playing with it for a week or two.
> It's a really great program. I have an 3 year old machine, so not  
> much hd
> space by today's standards.
> I would like to archive my favorite shows to DVD or SVCD, (It's  
> just that CDs
> are so much cheaper.) but not much luck using nuvexport --transcode  
> for SVCD.
> Using MythTV to make DVD works well.
> My question is more of a poll, I guess. How do you experienced  
> folks archive
> your stuff? What and how do you do this?
> Thanks

I use Mythburn from a web interface to create playable DVDs, works  
fine, especially after you have edited out the commercials.

If I don't want a playable DVD I just copy the video file to one of  
my big NFS-mounted drives, takes a long time but who cares.

Starting with 0.20, which is what I assume you are running,  
MythArchive is the "new" way to go about archiving to DVD.

CDs may be cheaper than DVDs but if you keep your eyes open and get  
them on sale you will find that DVDs are pretty cheap, and actually  
cheaper than CDs in terms of cents-per-megabyte.

The Office supply type stores seem to have them on sale more often  
than the computer outlets, at least around here.

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