[mythtv-users] Should I be transcoding? UK DVB-T

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Wed Jan 2 20:22:46 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 06:49:52PM +0000, Tim Phipps wrote:
> I've got a similar set up and use lossless transcode, It reduces file
> size by ~15% and is very fast. I did try transcoding to MPEG4 but those
> pesky blips and glitches cause the audio/visual sync to gradually slip.
> Wrecked Mary Poppins and I had to wait months for it come around again.

On the guitar?

> Commercial detection would be great if you can do it but changing the
> right/left buttons to skip 29s is pretty good (those commercials are
> charged by the microsecond so they get exactly what they pay for).

I think we settled on 28 sec, so you have time to decide if you want to
watch it.  29.5 is the usual target length for a spot.

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