[mythtv-users] Transcoding ripped DVDs

gonzalo diethelm gdiethelm at dcv.cl
Mon Feb 16 13:44:33 UTC 2009

Since I have received no answers to my (DVD) transcoding questions, I
will rephrase: does MythVideo support transcoding of ripped DVDs? Can it
be scheduled while watching a DVD? Can it be launched from the command

Best regards.

Gonzalo Diethelm
DCV - Chile

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> Subject: [mythtv-users] Transcoding ripped DVDs
> Now that I have some ripped DVDs available in MythDVD, I would like to
> learn how to transcode them. Questions:
> 1. How do I initiate a transcoding job directly from the screen where
I am
> watching the movie? I tried hitting X but I believe it didn't do
> How do I control the parameters for the job in this case? Where can I
> the list of pending, ongoing, etc., transcoding jobs?
> 2. How do I initiate a transcoding job from a command line? How do I
> control the parameters for the job in this case?
> 3. Can anybody share recommendations on transcoding parameters for the
> following cases? I would like to lower the space used by the movies,
> hopefully keeping the quality "good enough" (I am aware that this is a
> subjective measure).
> 3.1. Older movies (think 2010, Godfather) that, although available in
> format, have a rather lower resolution than new movies and do not
> that much from having them in high quality MPEG format.
> 3.2. Newer movies (think Matrix, Madagascar) with much higher quality.
> Thanks and best regards,
> --
> Gonzalo Diethelm
> DCV - Chile
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