[mythtv-users] Convert mpg to avi
aaron at therussells.me
Thu Sep 20 20:54:05 UTC 2012
I use x264 and .mkv via handbrake using this user job
Has worked great for me.
On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Josh Rosenberg <mythtv at desh.info> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 11:53 AM, <mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org>
> > Message: 5
> > Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:52:47 -0400
> > From: "Peter Bennett (cats22)" <cats22 at comcast.net>
> > To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Convert mpg to avi
> > Message-ID: <505B1FAF.6070705 at comcast.net>
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> > On 09/18/2012 03:29 PM, reubencrane at gmail.com wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> I am running mythtv on freebsd. Works great but I am having trouble
> >> doing video conversion. I successfully used mythtranscode (had to add
> >> season, episode, and another column to the recorder table) to cut
> >> commericials and am now trying to use mencoder to convert the
> >> resulting mpg to avi(mpeg4 and mp3) I can do a single pass but I
> >> wasn't to happy with video quality during scenes with motion. So now I
> >> am trying 2 and 3 passes but this always fails on second or third
> >> pass. Most of the information I have googled seems dated. So could
> >> someone share their preferred method to convert mythtv mpg to
> >> reasonable quality file?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Reuben
> > I have been doing a lot of this and I am happy to help. However, I
> > recommend using x264 and mkv. This gives better quality, better
> > compression and no audio / video sync issues. The only reason for using
> > avi and xvid is in case you plan to create SD (720x480 or less) and burn
> > them onto DVD disks to watch on a standalone DVD player.
> > Let me know if you want the method for xvid/avi or x264/mkv. I have them
> > both figured out and get good results.
> > Peter
> I would very much like to see your x264/mkv method; thanks for the offer!
> One question: Why .mkv over .mpeg? Can .mpeg containers not support
> x264, or is this a preference based on licensing, or something else?
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