[mythtv-users] convert recordings to h264
kingmoffa at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 09:07:32 UTC 2009
> > Ian,
> > Yes please!
> > Are the transocdes to as near as possible original res and quality
> > transcoded to diff framerate and res for handhelds?
> > Thanks
> > R
> >> On 10 Dec 2009 14:54, "Ian Barton" <lists[at]manor-farm.org
> >> <mailto:lists[at]manor-farm.org>> wrote:
> >> Adam Skinner wrote: > > Hi list. > I've been trying to convert my
> >> recordings to H.264 suitable...
> >> I think the problem you are seeing is because the Myth audio and
> >> are slightly out of sync. Editing and transcoding the file without
> >> first fixing the sync error makes this worse.
> >> You need to do a lossless transcode first before converting to
> >> Something like:
> >> /usr/bin/mythtranscode --showprogress --honorcutlist --mpeg2 -c
> >> channelid -s starttime -o outfile.mpg
> >> I have a python script that converts files to h264. It does
> >> cutting and a lossless transcode first. I run it as a user job. I
> >> pt it up on github if you think it might be useful.
> I'll do it over the weekend. To answer your question, my script reads
> configuration from a text file. It uses this to specify the command
> options, so you can control the encoding. I have examples for iPods
> Nokia phones.
> You can have multiple profiles and use either ffmpeg or mencoder. The
> script can optionally email you its output. I find this useful for
> debugging and also to know when a script has finished.
> I "misuse" the Recording Group in MythTV to specify the transcoding
> profile. For example I have a nokia group and recordings in this
> will be transcoded using the nokia profile. You can produce different
> devices by changing the Recording Group and re-running the user job.
> You many find that you need to build ffmpeg from source. The last time
> tried the version in Ubuntu's repos, the support for x264 wasn't very
> good. However, instructions are provided and it's very
> You will also need the python bindings for MythTV installed.
Thanks for all the help. I was hoping that something that uses the
database tables of av data in mythtv would help.
I look forwards to trying your script Ian but will start with
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