[mythtv-users] Best way to transcode SD shows on HD channels

Kris B. krisbee at krisbee.com
Wed Nov 2 12:12:59 UTC 2011

On Tuesday, November 01, 2011 7:39 PM, "Ian Evans"
<dheianevans at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 7:24 AM, Kris B. <krisbee at krisbee.com> wrote:
> > I have a custom job that uses Handbrake with the ipod setting... this
> > transcodes it to h264, and I never have any artifacts.  It drops an hour
> > show to about 500mb.  Being h264, it does take awhile (I get about
> > 15fps), but for some of the shows, I have another custom script that
> > will hard cut the commercials first, and then transcode.  For rerun
> > sydication, it never fails.  Certain primetime shows also always work
> > (Wipeout and Americas Funniest Home Videos comes to mind).
> >
> > I believe if you search the archive you will see my script.
> [snip]
> Thanks Kris. I installed the script and when I called it the log showed:
> "Roku Encode  to /.mp4, details in /var/log/mythtv/rokuencode.log"
> I then realized that I had just put the script location/name in the
> user job but not the parameters
> #convert mpeg file to mp4 using handbrakecli
> So is the correct parameters to pass:
> Thanks.
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That's it.. it isn't a universal script, it was a Kris script :)  I just
posted it so someone could bend it to their setup (not too hard)... glad
you figured it out, and hope it helps you.  BTW, I got rid of alot of
that handbrake logging because otherwise you would have thousands upon
thousands of lines when it transcodes showing the status.

  Kris B.
  krisbee at krisbee.com

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