[mythtv-users] Rip DVDs to PVR-350 .nuv format?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Apr 23 00:59:36 EDT 2004
> I have a system with a slow CPU (Via C3 800Mhz), using the PVR-350
> TV-out. Recorded TV shows play great, but I haven’t had any success
> trying to get DVDs to play. I’ve tried Matthias’ X driver and the
> related ivtv patches, but so far no matter what I’ve tried the video
> is choppy and sound doesn’t work.
Yep. No Xv = need big CPU. Won't work on my Athlon XP 1700+, either.
> <>What I’d like to do is find a way to make the DVD into the same
> format the PVR-350 uses for recorded TV, and play them the same way. I
> suppose I could try hooking up my standard DVD player’s output to the
> PVR-350 input and simply recording the analog signal, but is there a
> way to simply convert the files to the same MPEG2 format mythtv uses
> when it plays shows recorded with the PVR-250/350?
PVR-350 records to MPEG2 and DVD's are recorded in MPEG2, so the easiest
thing to do is just to send the (unencrypted/decrypted) MPEG2 to the
PVR-350. That's exactly what this patch does:
Unfortunately, since MPlayer doesn't do DVD Navigation, you won't have
access to the menus. (Pretty sure about that, but I haven't patched
MPlayer to verify.)
If you really want files on disk, you probably just need to decrypt the
ones on the DVD. Note, there are legal implications to decrypting DVD's
in some parts of the world (even if just decrypting them while watching
them with MPlayer/xine)... IANAL...
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