[mythtv-users] Plextor M402U. Supported or not?
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 20:44:53 UTC 2006
On 3/16/06, Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet.net> wrote:
> Steven Adeff wrote:
> > On 3/16/06, Jim Minihane <min02jsm at minihane.tzo.com> wrote:
> >> ----Original Message-----
> >> From: "Dale E. Martin" <dale at the-martins.org>
> >> To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> >> Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 23:03:00 -0500
> >> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Plextor M402U. Supported or not?
> >> What do you mean "super picky"? Is MPEG2 visibly better than MPEG4?
> > yes and no... mpeg4 (h263) doesn't handle blacks or solid colors as
> > well as mpeg2. mpeg4 (h263) does give better compression though, so
> > you get a lower bitrate for a given level of quality. As well h263
> > doesn't do higher bitrates as well as mpeg2 from what I understand.
> > h264 changes this though. h264 is a subset of mpeg4 video and fixes
> > the black level problems and the solid color problems. It also has
> > much better compression than mpeg2, it does however require much more
> > CPU power to get this compression level.
> We're discussing the plextor specifically, which doesn't do h264. It
> does divx. Both mpeg-4,
> but different.
yea, i just wanted to make sure the h264 diferentiation was in there,
i got blasted by someone last time I didn't reference h264 as mpeg4...
of course with capture cards, the tuners and a/d converters make a big
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