[mythtv-users] Transcode in place to MPEG-2 (PS)?
seven at seven.dorksville.net
Thu Jun 30 02:44:06 UTC 2011
On 30 June 2011 12:23, Jeremy Jones <jeremy.dwain.jones at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-06-29 at 21:06 -0500, Jeremy Jones wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-06-29 at 19:56 -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 7:50 PM, Jeremy Jones
> > > <jeremy.dwain.jones at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone have a setup that they will share that will transcode
> > > > recorded TV in place to MPEG-2 Program stream.
> > >
> > > If I understand you correctly then you are making this WAY more
> > > difficult that you need to. You may need to setup a custom transcode
> > > but this is easily done within MythTV.
> > >
> > > Look at:
> > > http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Mythtranscode
> > >
> > > Richard
> > Thanks Richard,
> > From reading the page on the wiki I gathered I can do this with
> > mythtranscode by adding the --mpeg2 option. I still assume that I have
> > to do this through an external script and call it as a user job, since
> > the transcode gui setup within myth is limited to the choices of mpeg4
> > or RTjpeg. Is this correct? Or am I still making it too hard?
> > Just a question: if mythtranscode will output to mpeg2 program stream,
> > then why is that not an option in the gui setup of transcoders? Or is
> > it, and I have overlooked that as well?
> > Thanks,
> > Jeremy
> Upon further look at this it looks like the --mpeg2 option will not
> allow for resizing the video. My original recordings are mostly HD and
> like I said in the original post, I need them to be SD for compatibility
> with a network player.
> Will I mess anything up by just transcoding with an external script
> using ffmpeg and replacing the original file with the transcoded one
> (same name so myth still finds it)? If I do that, then is there
> information in the database that will have to be updated with the new
> filesize and video size? Will myth do that automatically? Do I need to
> execute a command initiate that?
You will need to run mythcommflag with the -rebuild switch to rebuild the
seek tables after replacing the original files
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