[mythtv-users] ffmpeg Errors Transcoding mpg Radio Recordings.

Tim Phipps phipps-hutton at sky.com
Wed Sep 12 11:40:02 UTC 2012

On 12/09/12 09:28, Ian Barton wrote:
> For several years I have been transcoding radio programs recorded from
> from FreeView (UK) to mp3 using ffmpeg:
> nice -n19 ffmpeg -i "1708_20120910122900.mpg" -y -ab 64k -ac 2 -acodec
> libmp3lame -f mp3
> "/media/recordings/mythtv/radio/BBC_Radio_7_Steptoe_and_Son_Homes Fit
> for Heroes_20120910122900.mp3"

I don't bother transcoding since the audio is low rate enough so I  
just get ffmpeg to dump it out:

ffmpeg -i <input file> -f mp3 -acodec copy <output file>

Very fast too, hope this helps,

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