[mythtv-users] Re: Does transcoding remove commercials?
nate.strickland at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 22:17:49 UTC 2004
Well, that's true of things recorded on a bttv card. The problem is
there's no clean way to (yet) to cut up an mpeg2 file without
re-encoding the whole thing. the way nuvexport does this is with
avidemux2, but avidemux2 has the problem of having the GUI pop up,
even if you access it from the commandline, which nuvexport deals with
by using a fake X session that never gets displayed.
My only gripe with doing it that way, is that the files are no longer
in the database. If there was some way for nuvexport to do the
commercial cutting, and then put the file back into the database, with
the new length and everything, that would be good. I'd like to have
the files show up with the recorded shows, rather than having to go
into the videos menu for them.
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 16:43:28 -0500, Don Brett <dlbrett at zoominternet.net> wrote:
> Oh..., Ok, then I'll stop trying to get it to work! Does that explain
> the infinitely large files that get created when I tried it? It just
> keeps going until I kill it manually.
> I have to say though, I'm astounded. Of all the really cool things the
> MythTv does, I would have thought that would have been one of the first
> features to do. Was the cutlist meant only for skipping commercials
> during playback?
> Thanks for the heads-up,
> PS - This line from the documentation that faked-me-out:
> FAQ section
> "The transcoder can be used in two ways:
> - Automatically re-encode every file once it has completed recording
> - After marking commercials, the transcoder can be run manually to
> delete the commercials from the file (thus further saving space) "
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