[mythtv-users] Great job MythArchive team
boehm100 at comcast.net
Mon Sep 17 20:22:30 UTC 2007
> On 9/17/07, Jon Boehm <boehm100 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> recording to dvd. Well Friday I recorded Doctor Who "Blink." WOW that
>> was a keeper. So after installing some dependencies out of the Ubuntu
> Hehehe, I've been trying to archive the same episode :D
> ...unsuccessfully for a couple of weeks now :(
>> Great job guys it was much easier than I thought it would. Keep up the
>> great work. I can't wait to see how you make it even better.
> It works *perfectly* for me if I use the SP profile, but when I try to
> use the HQ profile it sits there processing for ages (re-encoding the
> video, according to the logs) and then fails, complaining about no
> input video to work on, or something like that... I still need to get
> around to pulling out the messages and trying to report it here. This
> is the first time I've tried using the HQ profile.
> Usually I use SP or EP, trying to cram as much on the disk as
> possible, rather than trying to retain high quality. This is the first
> time I've ever had any problems with it.
For what its worth, I record all of my SD material at 720x480 so that
they are "DVD ready." And I transcoded Blink only to remove the
commercials. I changed the HQ profile to be MPEG2 pass thru, or
something like that. This involved setting a check box in profile
settings. Transcoding went very fast. So MythArchive didn't have to
decode and recompress the video.
The most trouble I had was knowing if it was working. Turns out I put
in some OLD 1x dvd-r disk. Took for EVER.
I did notice when I tested the disk that the menu highlight didn't line
up with the item to be selected. Since there is only one thing on the
disk, I figured it out.
Also, I ~think~ I noticed some minor studder in the video when played
back on the dvd player. But over all I am VERY IMPRESSED.
Hope that helps,
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