[mythtv-users] Saving off Shows

Cole Brodine cbrodine at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 15:44:47 UTC 2008

On Jan 14, 2008 9:17 AM,  <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> > Rob Ogle wrote:
> >> I've got a friend serving in Iraq. I'd like to copy some shows off to
> >> CD/DVD
> >> and send to him to watch.
> >>
> >> I tried using WinSCP to copy the mpeg files off to another machine, but
> >> they
> >> won't play.
> >
> > Is this "another machine" running Windows?
> >
> > You could try installing VLC on the windows machine,
> > it should be able to view the files.
> >
>     You can install the ffmpeg libraries for windows and this
> should allow windows media player to play your recordings. In
> general, Windows doesn't have much in the way of codecs built
> in. (despite all of the noise to the contrary)
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If you have a CD/DVD burner on your Myth box, you can try MythArchive.
 I've had really great luck with it.  I added a DVD burner to my box,
since they are only about $25 to $30 US off of Newegg.  MythArchive
even does menus.

That turned out to be the best option for me.  I was having problems
with transferring them to Windows and getting them to burn properly.
It also frees up your windows box to do something else while your Myth
Box does the encoding and burning.  (Like be turned off so it doesn't
suck down valuable power)

Hope that helps.


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