[mythtv-users] Capture resolution for software encoding of PAL video

malcolm malcolm.torrent at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 17:33:41 UTC 2010

On 16/09/10 11:18, Michael PARKER wrote:
> I'm currently s/w encoding 16:9 PAL video from my cable STB using the RTJPEG codec at a resolution of 720x576 (5:4). Upon TV playback, the video is being stretched back to a 16:9 aspect ratio with a perceived loss of quality vs. video coming directly from the STB.
> Is it possible/advantageous to capture at a higher resolution (such as 1024x576, 16:9)?
> Cheers,
> Mike
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for matched aspect playback, its probably better to change the capture 
setting to match the output resolution of the STB. Then you won't lose 
any quality.
 From the sound of it that is 576p (1024x768) or for a more modern box 
720p. My penny is on the latter. If your capture device can do it set it 
for 1280720.
Transcode to any quality less if required.

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