[mythtv-users] BBC HD h264 how to handle

David Greaves myth at dgreaves.com
Fri Nov 16 10:11:09 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 11/15/2007 08:09 PM, Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
>> Neil Dunbar wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 14 November 2007 23:57:49 Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>> Myth doesn't use the system-installed ffmpeg libs.  It has its own
>>>> customized versions.
>>> In that case, there's even less likelihood of having PAFF and all the other 
>>> H.264 goodness as part of 0.20.2 - which would mean that BBC HD streaming 
>>> might have to wait a bit longer.
>> Take a look at the "ffmeg sync" thread on myth-dev to read up on the 
>> recent status.
> But you are right about it not coming to 0.20.2 (or any other 0.20 version).

So does anyone have a decent mencoder incantation to transcode it into something
just as high def but smaller and more playable?

This doesn't work to well (yet) :)

nice -n 17 mencoder $original  $TEST -oac copy -ovc xvid -xvidencopts
-o /dev/null
nice -n 17 mencoder $original  $TEST -oac copy -ovc xvid -xvidencopts
pass=2:vhq=3:quant_type=mpeg:aspect=$aspect:max_bframes=0:bitrate=$bitrate -o


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