[mythtv-users] MythArchive execution time?
myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri May 11 01:24:49 UTC 2007
On May 10, 2007, at 6:07 PM, Craig Huff wrote:
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>
> > To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2007 10:59:48 PM
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythArchive execution time?
> > xxx
> > >
> > > I have only found one place for selecting the format and set it to
> > > 720x480 resolution -- in the front end recording profiles.
> > >
> > > Is this what you're talking about? Am I overlooking a setting
> > > elsewhere?
> > >
> > > I found out by trial and error that even with this resolution
> > > setting, I had to transcode with an encoding profile (I use SP for
> > > 2 hour movies in NTSC resolution).
> > >
> > > Craig Huff
> > Right. If you have it set to an appropriate resolution for DVD, you
> > can opt not to re-encode when using MythArchive (I can't remember
> > the top of my head what to choose to do this, but I know there's an
> > option to not re-encode the video) and it will simply burn the file
> > as-is. As long as the source is appropriate for a DVD, it will play
> > back just fine.
> > -Brad
> I was having trouble with audio keeping in sync with the video on
> burned DVDs (made with mythArchive), so I changed my setup to mark
> commercials but not transcode during captures. I believe that is
> what forces me to run transcodes as part of the DVD burns.
> I have since learned that the audio sync is a problem that is
> either cured or minimized if I adjust the commercial cuts so they
> occur on keyframe boundaries, but I haven't changed my recording
> If I understand you correctly, I can do the transcodings as part of
> the capture process and drop them (hopefully) at DVD burn time,
> with the benefit of speeding up the burn time processing.
> Craig Huff
There is an option to cut video that is already in mpeg2 format and
leave it in mpeg2 format without transcoding the video. I've never
used this feature so I'm not sure what the settings are. I'm sure if
you poke around on the mailing list or in the wiki you can locate it
there. Basically, you would make sure your commercial flags are set
to the right places, cut them out without transcoding video, then do
not transcode video when burning your DVD with MythArchive.
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