[mythtv-users] Transcoding to mp4 to reduce file size

Dan Wilson dwilson at dslextreme.com
Sat Nov 10 00:16:45 UTC 2007

On 11/9/2007 at 6:31 PM Chris Isip wrote:

> I'm hitting the limits of my file storage.  I was wondering if there is
> a
> way that I can transcode the mpeg2 programs to mpeg4 and still let the
> videos be viewable in mythtv "Watch Recordings".
> Thanks
> Chris

I use the internal transcoding available in myth to convert mpeg2 into mpeg4.  I get about 50% reduction in size, bringing an hour of SD tv down to about 1 GB.



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