[mythtv-users] HD / SD shared backend?

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 16:23:26 UTC 2007

On 1/22/07, Mitchell Gore <mitchell2345 at msn.com> wrote:
> >
> > I haven't been around the mailing list over the last few months, so
> > please excuse me if I'm asking a much-repeated question.
> >
> > Since I picked up an HDTV-capable CRT projector, I am getting ready to
> > move into the HDTV world.  I currently have a combo frontend/backend
> > system.  I want to eventually have at least two other frontends, but
> > it'll be a while before I'll be able to have those be HD-capable.
> > What is the general consensus as to handle the HDTV recordings?  Is it
> > possible to record both HD and SD versions of shows?  Can Myth be set
> > up so that the SD-only frontends can only see SD shows in the program
> > listing?  Should I transcode the HD shows to a more SD-friendly
> > resolution?
> I just asked this question.  It seems that this idea is high on the to do list.  With the current version transcoding will be your best bet.
> Mitchell

Looks like I'll be waiting for the next revision to come out, then, to
do this full-scale.  If I transcode, would I just leave the original
file in the directory and have the user pick between the two in the
program listing?

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