[mythtv-users] Another Stupid Question

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 08:47:58 UTC 2009

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 6:06 PM, The GUIGuy <linux at finalfiler.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a number of PAL TV recordings in 1280 X 720 (16:9) resolution. They
> look quite excellent on the giant TV.
> I would like to get them out of Myth with the resolution preserved. Each
> file weighs in around 4.6G
> However, if I use mytharchive and attempt to  burn the files to DVD,
> mytharchive attempts to reduce resolution to 720X576 and then promptly
> crashes.
> Similarly, if I use nuvexport --transcode or --ffmpeg to export to DVD, it
> will reduce the resolution.

Well the maximum resolution of a DVD is 720x576 so you will have to
reduce resolution. It can still have 16:9 aspect, because the pixels
are not necessarily square.

> Transcoding to xvid etc loses too much of the
> quality for my liking. In any case this would take weeks of processing it
> seems.
> So, any suggestions how I could export/ transcode the files from recordedTV

you didn't tell us what codec your recorded tv uses. I suspect it is
mpeg2. Please don't ask how to transcode to mpeg, mpeg is a collection
of standards. what one do you want?

> to some standard format (mpeg?) AND preserve the original higher resolution?
> Thanks
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