[mythtv-users] Reducing resolution/bitrate of recordings?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 06:53:30 UTC 2012

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 7:28 PM, Lee Maisel <maisel at lobo.net> wrote:

> I'm trying to get some performance gains.   Currently, there are some
> artifacts/sound pauses (annoying)  Not surprising when multiple recordings
> are going, and they are typically 8GB in size.
> I read in the optimization wiki a mention of reducing the recording sizes,
> but there was no instruction as how to do so!
> I assume that by doing this, I would:
> reduce disk usage
> decrease network traffic
> reduce CPU processing
> Setup is as follows:
> Mythbuntu Mythtv 0.25 Fe/Be
> 4GB ram
> 3TB separate disk for recordings (USB unfortunately, but that's another
> story, bios won't see correct drive size if installed as SATA)
> 3 HD Homerun tuners (giving me 6 inputs)
> Nvidia HDMI output for video and audio
> I have looked and looked at the settings, and cannot for the life of me
> find out where in the heck to change the recording resolution/bitrate etc.
You can't. You have a digital tuner (albeit joined to your backend via a
network) and it records what the TV company sends.
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