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

Kris B. krisbee at krisbee.com
Wed Nov 2 16:05:39 UTC 2011

On Wednesday, November 02, 2011 11:10 AM, "Ian Evans"
<dheianevans at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 10:46 AM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>
> wrote:
> > 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.
> Yep, that's what I mean. An older series, Frasier, that's in SD
> broadcast on an HD channel with HD commercials, etc.
> When I used the high quality mythtv transcoding, I went from a 3 gig
> half hour episode to a 800MB half hour.
> Just tried Kris B's script and got it down to 250MB! Episode looks
> good so far...if this is the case, I'm going to delete and allow
> rerecord because as luck would have it, the reruns will be back to
> episode 1 in about a week.

Just want to clarify, this script is modified from the original author,
rshendershot (who is on github) and the mythroku project... I just
tweaked, but want to make sure he gets the credit.

  Kris B.
  krisbee at krisbee.com

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