[mythtv-users] Poor quality/performance on mytharchive compared to DVDstyler

Andrew Roazen Andrew.Roazen at NAU.EDU
Wed Mar 21 21:47:41 UTC 2007

>===== Original Message From John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> =====
>On 3/21/07, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:

>> You need to record at 720x480 by default then there is no reencoding step.
>> Start the frontend click Utilities/setup. Then Setup. Then TV
>> Settings. Then  recording profiles. Then Select MPEG2 Encoders
>> (PVR250, PVR350), Then select Default. Then go to next than you should
>> see a screen that allows you to set the resolution. Make it 720X480.
>> If you record using a different profile (than default) you may want to
>> change that too.

I reset those and will try this again (realizing that 720x480 will give me 
larger file sizes without appreciable improvement in visuals). But my original 
question still stands: what is DVDstyler doing with 480x480 MPEG2s quickly and 
cleanly that Mytharchive is doing ineptly?

If DVDstyler is a frontend to the same set of command-line linux DVD mastering 
utilities that Mytharchive is using, why is DVDstyler capable of handling this 
task quickly and correctly and MythArchive is not?


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