[mythtv-users] How much space should transcoding HDTV to mpeg4 save?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 23:46:31 UTC 2007

On 1/19/07, ryan patterson <ryan.goat at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/19/07, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > So I'm
> > > not too interested in down sampling the resolution of my recordings.
> >
> > Then you're not really going to downsize the size of the files very much,
> > then.
> Transcoding to a more efficient codec should allow smaller file sizes at the
> same quality.  MPEG-4 is capable of achieving equal quality with a lower
> bitrate compared to mpeg-2.

Regular mpeg4(aka xvid)  for HDTV size doesn't have this advantage,
which is where h264 comes in, but you would have to do the encode
manually with mencoder (x264).

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