[mythtv-users] Export to MPG without re-compressing

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Oct 1 23:37:01 UTC 2010

On Friday, October 01, 2010 05:34:27 pm Damian wrote:
>   Hello all,
> Can someone tell me if there's a way to export TV recordings to MPG (or
> any other standard format) without re-compressing? I have several
> recordings that I'd like to take off of my system and archive away. I
> don't want to re-compress them to do this though. I'd like to keep the
> quality as high as possible.
> If I can also use cut points to get rid of commercials and footage
> before and after the programs begin, that would be great. But my guess
> is that I can't do that without re-compressing.
> Can I export the files to MPG?

What's the source for these recordings? It it's USA OTA, captured say with an HDHR, then they are already MPEG2.

IOW, what format are the files in now?

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