[mythtv-users] Pre-sales open for HD-PVR

Scott Alfter mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org
Tue Apr 8 17:41:30 UTC 2008

Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> MythTV itself shouldn't really care much about the video hardware. It 
> just reads an MPEG stream from /dev/video?. The only difference with the 
> HD PVR would be, presumably, the resolution of the MPEG stream.

The recording format for this gadget is AVCHD, which is H.264 video and AC3 
audio inside an MPEG-2 transport stream.  I had to deal with this format 
recently to transcode some recordings from a video camera to Flash video for a 
website; transcoding was an ugly, slow, multi-step process.

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