[mythtv-users] Motorola 6200 & Firewire - Transcode?

Gerald Brandt gbr at majentis.com
Sun Feb 19 17:02:34 UTC 2012


I'd been using a Hauppauge HDPVR to get my video from a Motorola 6200.  I recently got a second 6200, and I already had a spare HDPVR.

During the discussions about adding two HDPVRs into a single backend, I started thinking about just using Firewire for all my video.

It turns out that none of the channels I was had any encryption on them, and video came through just fine.

I converted my entire system to use the Firewire instead of the HDPVR, and have a perfectly running system.  Very nice.

With the HD-PVR I used to record 720p.  The MPEG stream coming from the 6200 is (in most cases) 1080i.  I haven't looked at resulting file sizes yet, but what is everyone using to transcode the MPEG stream?


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