[mythtv-users] PDA Transode and Auto sync to Playstation Portable

David Leinbach david at leinbach.name
Tue Jun 12 16:59:49 UTC 2007

I would be very interested in this.  I was using a manual process of
transcoding the recordings using ffmpeg and then copying them over.  I
like the idea of it picking them up automatically.

On 6/12/07, greg at nodecam.com <greg at nodecam.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > i stringed unison (a really great sync app!),
> > some bash commands and a udev rule together so that i could achieve to
> > following:
> >
> > 1. Transcode recorded show in mythtv using the pdatranscode userjob
> > 2. Auto sync (without user intervention) the transcoded files to my
> > Playstation Portable after connecting via USB.
> > 3. Watch recorded shows on PSP, (after watching I delete them on the PSP).
> > 4. Connect PSP to mythtv box, auto sync new transcoded files, delete the
> > files on mythtv that or not present on PSP (withou user intervention)
> > 5. Watch new transcoded shows on PSP (and maybe delete some)
> > 6. Repeat.
> Inspired by your post, I started looking at my PSP setup again, to see how
> I could streamline it.
> What I want to do is:
> 1) Record a particular show nightly (two of them actually - The Daily Show
> and SportsCentre)
> 2) Have that show magically appear on my PSP before I catch the bus to
> work in the morning.
> I'm not finished working on it just yet, but I have successfully
> transcoded an AVC file to a format that is playable via the RSS
> functionality on the PSP.
> My ffmpeg commandline is:
> ffmpeg -i "${source}/${infile}" -acodec aac -ab ${audiorate} -vcodec h264
> -b ${bitrate} -ar 48000 -mbd 2 -coder 1 -cmp 2 -subcmp 2 -s ${resolution}
> -r 30000/1001 -title "${title}" -f psp -flags loop -trellis 2 -partitions
> parti4x4+parti8x8+partp4x4+partp8x8+partb8x8 -vlevel 13
> "${target}/${outfile}.MP4"
> where my default resolution is 480x272 - feel free to play with the
> bitrates etc.
> Once that file is created, I drop it into a directory on my webserver, and
> have a php script that uses feedcreator (feedcreator.org) to generate an
> rss file.  The PSP can then be scheduled to download the feed's videos at
> a whatever time I set it, or can be manually downloaded.
> I've got all the individual pieces working, I just haven't spent the time
> to glue it all together just yet.  If there's interest, I can post my
> scripts when they're a little more ready for prime-time - likely some time
> next week.
> Greg
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