[mythtv-users] transcode mp4 to mythtv playback capable file

Tim Draper veehexx at zoho.com
Sat Jun 25 17:34:58 UTC 2016

 ---- On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:01:40 +0100 John Pilkington <J.Pilk at tesco.net> wrote ---- 
 > Can you make a local copy?  Have you 'Imported' the file into the Video  
 > SGs ? 
local copy - no,  but it does stream (albeit 100% cpu time on a dual core) via network with VLC.
how do you mean 'import'? its added to the Video SG on the BE, and the FE scanned to find new videos. files are listed.

 > I'm not clear if the main problem is network access, or the much higher  
 > data and frame rates of your test file.  Do you have others with rates  
 > like that? 
 > John 

i cant find files with anywhere near similar. closest i can find is something around 45% of those bitrates which play perfectly fine. 
I've tried a few ffmpeg switches to lower bitrate but none seem to actually be controlling the bitrate (-bitrate 64k -buffsize 64k; ffmpeg wiki says -buffsize is needed)

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