[mythtv] transcoding with cutlist
russ.southern at cox.net
Mon Aug 18 14:59:16 EDT 2003
On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 01:41:03PM -0500, Geoffrey Hausheer wrote:
> To make this generally useful,
> (c) there needs to be some
> script that will automate these steps for the user.
> (c) is really
> important, and something I have no interest in doing. There are already
> two scripts I'm aware of (mythmkmovie and mythencode), and I've never
> used either. Is anyone interested in doing this?
I've done some work with mythmkmovie, to support PVR-250's and cutlists.
That patch is with the author, awaiting approval. I know Michael's
(mythmkmovie author) goal for mkmovie was just to provide a temporary fix
until something more permanent became available. It has become a
nicely-featured package, good for the long haul, IMO. Adapting it to a
working transcode solution sounds permanent to me :-)
Anyway, I'd be willing to work on this, but only have MPEG-2 cards, so I'd
have no way to test myth nuvs.
Just to summarize (please correct any errors here):
The recent work with mythtranscode (specifically, the fifo stuff) *should*
allow mythtranscode to handle cutlists, splitting the post-cutlist output
into separate video and audio streams. We can then use any other tools to
transcode/remux these raw streams as required. Right?
Sorry for the catch-up - I've been away on vacation for 10 days, and don't
want to make faulty starting assumptions...
My primary motivation is creating DVDs/SVCDs from cutlist-ed programs. So
far, I have yet to make any set of VOB creation tools happy with the 250's
files or anything I have converted... I just upgraded from CVS last night,
and hope to start playing with the new mythtranscode tonight. Assuming I
find some success, I'd be happy to submit a wrapper script (probably based
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