[mythtv-users] multiple versions of video

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 18:56:39 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 7:44 AM, Randall Smith <randall at tnr.cc> wrote:
> I record many of my shows by dumping the HD stream using a PCHDTV card. On
> occasion I find that I'd like to watch a show, but I can't sustain the
> required data rate (using wireless or outside lan).  I don't want to replace
> the HD versions, but I'd like to use the same myth frontend interface or at
> least the upnp interface to select/watch the shows.
> Two things I'd like to see mythtv do.  Maybe someone has managed to get
> something similar to work.
> 1. real time transcoding with a slight modification to the interface.
> Recordings -> Heros Episode 3 -> Original 1920 x 1080
>                              -> Small Transcoded (ogv) 568x320
>                              -> Small Transcoded (h.264) 586x320
> The upnp interface would offer something similar.  Transcoding options are
> preconfigured.  This takes serious processing power (maybe vdpau can help).

There is nothing like this in myth at present and I don't believe it's
planned. Take a look at some of the upnp software that can transcode
on the fly.

> 2. normal transcoding with the same interface features in 1. for when
> transcoding can't be done in real time.
> Interface is key.  I can hand transcode files, and pick them using a file
> browser, but that's a pain.  The solution I'm looking for is as easy as
> playing a regular show from the mythtv frontend.
> --
> Randall Smith
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