[mythtv-users] Moving recording to Videos

Steve Peters - Priority Electronics steve at priorityelectronics.com
Mon Jun 9 20:43:49 UTC 2008

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>From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
>[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Richard Shaw
>Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 1:34 PM
>To: MythTV
>Subject: [mythtv-users] Moving recording to Videos
>I may be missing something, but one would think there would be a
>simple method of moving a recording to Videos using the frontend. I
>have some shows I would like to keep but not have to find in the
>recordings screen. Since I'm recording ATSC they are mpeg2 and
>transcoding to mpeg4 would be a nice to have but for now I'd settle
>for just a way to move the file and rename it appropriately. i.e.
>"$Title - $Subtitle"
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Richard, I totally agree with you...there should be a way. While it can be
done, there is a little bit of setup.

One way is to use nuvexport, and set up a user job, where it transcodes the
recording into the video type of your choice, and have it saved into your
video directory.

That's the method I use now, and it was not too hard to setup.

So, once again, no automatic, built in way, but a pretty automatic way can
be done.
See here for more info: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=346778

As a linux newbie, I was able to get this installed and working in about an
hour. Now a days, I could probably do it in 5 minutes.

Just have your nuvexport output directory match your videos directory. Also,
I recommend using mencoder vs transcode (one of the settings) because
mencoder gives you better quality for the same file size (in my opinion at

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