[mythtv-users] Apple iTV - MythTV Frontend?

Scott Alfter mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org
Wed Jan 10 20:32:15 UTC 2007

Chris Ribe wrote:
> You had better start transcoding now, though, because all of that
> unencumbered content needs to be transcoded to an h.264 flavor that the
> decoder in the Apple TV can handle.
> Assuming that is 2.5TB of 2mbps mpeg4 content, your MacBook Pro should
> finish transcoding sometime around Halloween.
> Don't have an intel mac already?  Good luck finding non- OS X software to
> transcode into one of those Apple TV formats.

mplayer ought to work.  I've been using it (running on the MythTV box) to
transcode movies and TV shows to H.264.  You'll need to transcode audio and
video separately, then use something like mp4box to mux them into the correct
format.  The only trick that should remain would be to figure out what options
would produce an optimal, compatible encoding.

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