[mythtv-users] How to record deinterlaced video? Also, file sizes are huge (rtjpeg)

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Fri Jul 22 19:07:03 UTC 2011

On 22/07/11 19:09, James wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've got my new mythtv backend recording video now (yeah!).  I've
> noticed 2 things different from my old box that died:
> 1) The video is interlaced.  I don't play back with a mythfrontend, I
> use VLC instead.  However, instead of enabling deinterlacing every
> single time I play a video in VLC, I remember on my old system I
> changed it so the recordings themselves are deinterlaced on the
> backend.  All the instructions I've found refer to mythfrontend, which
> doesn't seem to help me since I don't use it.  How do I set mythtv to
> record deinterlaced video?

But you can set VLC Tools > Preferences > Video > Deinterlacing to be 
Off/Automatic/On; it doesn't have to be done on a per-recording basis.
> 2) The video files are *huge*!  I've always used rtjpeg, but I
> remember it being more like 700mb per hour whereas it's now almost
> 700mb for 17 minutes.  Maybe this is due to the interlaced video
> making compression less effective.  Is there some other thing I've
> overlooked that would cause a huge filesize?
> Thanks!
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