[mythtv-users] Mytharchive errors

A JM vbtalent at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 15:15:30 UTC 2008

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 6:02 PM, Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:

> On Wednesday 17 December 2008 04:21:35 pm A JM wrote:
> >
> > Rod, is there a place to set a default when transcoding recordings? I
> > notice it always wants to transcode them to SP can it be set to *not*
> > transcode by default?
> On my system, MythArchive defaults to not transcode recordings *IF* they're
> already in a DVD-compatible format. It defaults to SP only if the recording
> isn't already DVD-compatible. You should check the MythArchive settings
> screens to be sure that the "always transcode" option (or similar phrasing;
> I
> haven't checked to be sure that's precisely what it's called) is not set.
> You
> should also verify that you're creating DVD-compatible recordings. There
> are
> a limited set of image sizes and other options that are permissible on
> DVDs,
> and if yours isn't one of them (for instance, if you record at 640x480),
> MythArchive will insist on transcoding.
> --
> Rod Smith
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