[mythtv-users] MythArchive issues ... No more queue slots??

George Mari george_mythusers at mari1938.org
Fri Dec 26 14:28:41 UTC 2008

Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Dec 25, 2008, at 3:13 PM, A JM wrote:
>> Sorry about that Brad, the filetype is an MPEGTS and I'm choosing  
>> not to Re-Encode the file since in the past that worked perfectly...
> MPEGTS could mean a lot of things depending on what the broadcaster  
> felt like putting in that mpeg transport stream. I'm guessing this  
> particular file contains streams that are in some way different than  
> the ones that worked in the past. Enable the option to re-encode and  
> see how it works.

I have found that I need to re-encode almost any OTA recording, since it 
is almost never in DVD-compatible format. (720x480, max bitrate of 9Mb/s 
I think)

If when you get to that screen, the default is set to one of the 
re-encode options, instead "Don't re-encode", it seems that Mytharchive 
is smart enough to know that the file or recording *needs* to be 
re-encoded to be DVD-compatible.

This would probably apply to QAM recordings, as well.

For recordings from my PVR-350, it is setup to only record in 720x480 
format, with a bitrate that is within the acceptable range for DVD 
recordings, so when I choose to archive a recording from this card, it 
seems to always default to "Don't re-encode".

Not sure if this is the behavior you are seeing, just thought I'd pass 
along my observations.

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