[mythtv-users] Transcoding questions

James Fidell james at fidell.co.uk
Mon Jul 23 08:56:37 UTC 2007

Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:
> Dave,
> I'd recommend Nuvexport with the mencoder option (run: nuvexport
> --mencoder). I currently "transcode" episodes of The Simpsons down to around
> 150MB each at very great quality. Nuvexport will also get rid of the
> commercials. Also, since it runs outside of mythtv (for now), but since it
> reads the mythtv database, you can select the shows you want to transcode,
> and still have the originals untouched in your mythtv recordings section.
> nuvexport can transcode to ipod formats (run it without mencoder) as well.
> Just save the transcodes to your videos folder and play them from there.

The nuvexport source comments suggest that ffmpeg is the better option
for encoding.  Is that no longer the generally accepted view, or does
mencoder just seem to work better for you?


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