[mythtv-users] Ubunto 18.04 / 0.29 export to mkv

Andy Smith hastymind at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 16 21:03:42 UTC 2018


On Sun, 16 Dec 2018 at 20:50, Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 12/16/18 3:38 PM, Andy Smith wrote:
> > On Sun, 16 Dec 2018 at 20:25, John Pilkington <johnpilk222 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 16/12/2018 19:26, Andy Smith wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> I want to export some recordings to format other than DVD, I cant see
> >>> any options in the GUI under Optical DIsks -> Create Archive ->
> >>> Archive FIles.  I came from fedora where I would use nuvexport, but
> >>> that has not been available in Ubuntu for a while, so what are my best
> >>> options, assuming I havnt overlooked something obvious in the GUI?
> >>> Thanks
> >>>
> >> 'Exporting' might mean many different things.  Your subject line
> >> specifies mkv, and I haven't seriously used that.  Something similar was
> >> asked here recently and might help.   Perhaps ubuntu mythexport?
> >>
> >> To some extent it will depend on whether you want to save artwork and
> >> similar metadata too.
> >>
> >>    http://lists.mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2018-November/398327.html
> >>
> >> HTH
> >>
> >> John P
> > Thanks for the response, it is for a standalone projector for use on a
> > trip away from home, metadata is not important and the projector will
> > accept (via USB) a selection of formats including MKV, AVI, MP4/H264,
> > but wont play the raw .ts file, that was the 1st thing I offerred.
> > Have gone via VLC and reformatted to .MKV, but it's kindof long winded
> > and I just feel this could be done more elegantly.
> I use HandBrakeCLI to convert recordings to h264 mkv. Actually I have a
> set of scripts that takes everything in certain recording groups,
> converts to h264 and saves them in a directory of transcoded files. It
> runs every night and grabs any new recordings, You may not need to be
> this sophisticated. FWIW it is here ->
> https://github.com/bennettpeter/mythscripts
>
> Peter

Fantastic,sounds like just what I need, I'll take a look.  Many thanks
-- 
Andy


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