[mythtv-users] Great job MythArchive team

aaron memoryguy at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 20:49:35 UTC 2007

On 9/17/07, Jon Boehm <boehm100 at comcast.net> wrote:
> 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.

I have tried on occasion to use the non-reencoding options, but that
ends up having problems when playing back on my DVD player: the video
usually hangs after a cutpoint and I have to "jiggle the handle" to
get it started again (ff/rew a bit).

Given the quality of TV (ancient 20" Sears TV) and input source
(analog cable) and recording settings (2.5 GB per hour), I probably
won't gain much from using HQ instead of SP... but it still seems to
me there's a problem with the HQ setting that I'd like to figure out


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