[mythtv-users] Confused about mythtranscode

Andrew Close aclose at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 19:41:47 UTC 2005


On 6/7/05, Dan Christensen <jdc at uwo.ca> wrote:
> Robert Tsai <rtsai1111 at comcast.net> writes:
> 
> > If you typically just watch something and delete it right away, then
> > it's probably not worth using mythtranscode;
> 
> Is it possible to have myth transcode MPEG-2 content to MPEG-4 when it
> is a week old?  That way, shows I watch and delete right away are in
> the original format, and have had no cpu wasted on them, but shows
> that I might or might not get around to are compressed to MPEG-4.

if it's not currently built in...  you may be able to do this with
cron.  you would have to do a bit of scripting yourself but it
probably wouldn't be too difficult.  i'm pretty sure mythtranscode can
be run from the command line.  if not, there are other options like
'transcode', which will also use the cutlists and remove commercials.


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