[mythtv-users] Will mythtranscode or nuvexport be better for this case?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jun 25 23:48:39 UTC 2008

On Jun 25, 2008, at 1:25 PM, Johnny Russ wrote:

> I am sure this is covered somewhere but I couldn't find what I need  
> in the wiki or the archives. I simply have some shows that I want to  
> transcode to xvid to save space. I want them to remain with my  
> normal MythTV recordings, not in MythVideo. I want to be able to  
> check out the transcoded version to make sure it is correct and good  
> quality before the original is removed. If everything is OK then I  
> want to replace the original with the transcoded version.
> When I used the built in transcoder in the past it did mostly what I  
> want, but it imediately replaced the original and I got burned a few  
> times with poor quality or wrong commercial cuts. I prefer nuvexport  
> because it leaves my original alone. Also my backend is running on  
> some old hardware and nuvexport (ie ffmpeg) seems to run much  
> faster. However, I am not aware of any automatic or simple way of  
> replacing my original file with the transcoded one. Is there a  
> simple way doing this, so I can use an xvid avi file from nuvexport  
> and have it in my normal mythtv recordings with all of the correct  
> metadata? Or is there something I missed about the built in  
> transcoder that would allow me to accomplish what I want?

You should check out video2ipod.pl as I believe it can do everything  
you're asking. You'll just need to change some settings since you  
won't be going to an ipod.

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