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

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Wed Nov 2 14:46:16 UTC 2011

On 11/2/2011 10:32, Jeff Siddall wrote:
> On 10/31/2011 11:15 PM, Ian Evans wrote:
>> We've been recording Frasier (whole series in SD) and using the high
>> quality transcode but I've noticed the video has a lot of artifacts.
>> Just curious what other people do to record an SD series yet save some space.
> I assume you really meant you recorded in _HD_ and transcoded to _SD_.

I think he means that it is standard definition content, upscaled and 
broadcast at high resolution (and consequently high bitrate), likely 
under-scanned with the VBI data visible in-frame.  He doesn't want to 
spend 2MB/s storing something that should have only been 250kB/s.

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