[mythtv-users] Proper Recording Archive Procedure?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Sep 4 23:42:04 UTC 2007

On Sep 4, 2007, at 4:19 PM, Mike LaPlante wrote:

> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 09/04/2007 06:04 PM, Mike LaPlante wrote:
>>> Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:
>>>> 1. Use NUVEXPORT for your archiving to save space. I use it with  
>>>> the
>>> Sorry if this is a thread-jack. But something that I've been  
>>> meaning to
>>> ask. Why are all my recordings .mpg?
>> Because you're using a hardware MPEG encoder for a capture card or  
>> are
>> capturing already-encoded MPEG from, i.e. DVB/ATSC sources.
> Thanks, thats kind of a big DUH (hand meet forehead). I know the cards
> are mpeg encoders, just never really put two and two together. Well,
> stupid questions need answers too.
> Mike

One thing to note is that older versions of MythTV used to tack on  
a .nuv extension even though the files were actually mpeg. It now  
correctly identifies the recordings with the .mpg extension to  
accommodate operating systems that blindly obey file extensions as  
law. A lot of people were confused when they upgraded and their  
recording format seemingly changed when in fact it was just the file  
extension. :)

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