[mythtv-users] myth2ipod/nuvexport

Scott Harris mythtv at webhounds.net
Tue Nov 20 18:05:17 UTC 2007

Stephen Robertson wrote:
> Hi there,
> I wonder if anyone is having any success with exporting video to an
> ipod, specifically in this case one of the nanos that can do video if
> that's relevant.
> I have a setup working using the myth2ipod script which calls
> nuvexport for you.  It successfully transcodes the file which I can
> play with quicktime or on the ipod so thats all good.
> However the quality isn't great, specifically there is a effect that
> looks to be something to do with the compression.  It is most
> pronounced in a scene where there is very little change it gets
> progressivly worse and the corrects itself, which leads to a jerky
> effect.  If you want to have a look here is a sample output file.
> I don't really know enough about video to know what options if any
> there are to fiddle with so any help would be appreciated.

I've have a quick write up on how I did this to my new
3g nano.  It is here -> http://blog.webhounds.net/?p=6
It basically outlines that I've had great results with

/usr/bin/ffmpeg -i %DIR%/%FILE% -f mp4
-vcodec mpeg4-b 1200kb -g 300 -acodec aac
-ar 44100 -ab 192 -s 320240  -aspect 4:3


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