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

Mike Holden mikeholden99+mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 22:47:42 UTC 2018


On Mon, 17 Dec 2018 at 08:05, Andy Smith <hastymind at googlemail.com> wrote:

> 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
>

Also note that if you simply rename the .ts file to .mpg, it will probably
play fine.
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