[mythtv-users] Suggested Encoding Rates
mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org
Thu Apr 28 21:49:09 UTC 2005
Timothy Daniel Hamer wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Apr 2005, Scott Alfter wrote:
>> Those AVIs you downloaded probably aren't using MPEG-2, but instead use
>> some variant or another of MPEG-4. That's why they can deliver the same
>> quality in less space. Comparing MPEG-4 to MPEG-2 is like comparing Ogg
>> Vorbis to MP3.
>> You could transcode from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4...
> I noticed the same thing with downloaded files vs. files captured from my
> pvr 150, but even when i use mythtranscode to convert them to mpeg-4, i can
> get downloaded AVI files that look much better and are smaller. Should i use
> one of the external transcoding programs instead of mythtranscode?
There's a possibility that a standalone encoder might work better than whatever
mythtranscode uses (I don't have much experience with mythtranscode as I edit
and reencode to MPEG-2 to make DVDs). It's also possible that the AVIs you're
downloading were captured from a cleaner source than whatever is feeding your
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