[mythtv-users] Using Mpeg-2/Mpeg-1 encoders directly to record a
Joseph A. Caputo
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Mon Jan 12 22:19:11 EST 2004
On Monday 12 January 2004 11:17, Kyle Rose wrote:
> "Jarod C. Wilson" <jcw at wilsonet.com> writes:
> > On Jan 12, 2004, at 6:08 AM, Dhiraj Gaurh wrote:
> >> Wouldn't it be great if we could record a show in Mpeg-2/1 without
> >> having to record in Mpeg-4 and later convert it to Mpeg-1. That way
> >> we could more easily make VCD's, right ? Can that be possible any
> >> time in the future, or is something like that not possible without a
> >> hardware encoder(that doesn't sound right though).
> > Please feel free to read the MythTV documentation some time. MythTV
> > has had support for the Hauppauge WinTV PVR-x50 mpeg2-encoder cards
> > for at least six months now.
> Please feel free to read the original message more carefully. It
> seems pretty clear from "or is something like that not possible
> without a hardware encoder" that the poster knows it works with cards
> like the PVR-* series, but that there is no built-in MPEG-1/2
> *software* encoder in MythTV.
I think the point is that, even assuming Myth could encode to MPEG-1/2 using
libavcoded & libavformat, it's not feasible/practical to encode MPEG-1/2 in
real time with software.
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