[mythtv-users] Mythtv to go? Any guides/suggestions for watching my recordings on a plane?

Douglas Wagner douglasw0 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 6 04:29:50 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Johnny <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Somewhat OT but how does myth decide whether to record as *.mpg or
> *.nuv?  I
> > just checked my (nearly all SD) BE and I only found a single *.nuv file
> that
> > was very small.  Is this set in the recording profiles or SD vs HD?
> It depends on how things are encoded. I think a while back all mpeg2
> files were stored as .nuv files. Now I think most mpeg2 hardware
> encoders will just give you a normal .mpg file. I think that the
> software encoders will still give you .nuv files and I think that
> mythtranscode will produce .nuv files as well.
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This is all correct.  Depending upon your capture card you are recording to
either .nuv or .mpg file extension...where nuv IS an MPEG format, but, I
BELIEVE (though could be wrong here) that the two formats are NOT identical
(i.e. You cannot take a file named .nuv rename it to .mpg and have it play
with a standard MPEG player, again, I COULD be wrong here).

And yes, the transcoder does in fact output .nuv files when run.  THe
--mpeg2 switch to mythtranscode might cause things to be a bit different
however, today when I transcoded a movie I got a .mpg.tmp file instead of a
.nuv file.

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