[mythtv-users] Slightly OT? MPEG-2 Encoding Quality
greg at kettmann.com
Fri Mar 9 16:10:17 UTC 2007
I'm still pondering the many choices for building a MythTV system. My
first choice for capture card was a PVR-150 but they're no longer in any
local stores and seem to be being phased out. The PVR-350 seems like
another good choice and it's got the added advantage of having a Video
(S-Video and Composite) out capability. This leads to a slightly
Is there any difference in the quality of the MPEG-2 encoders?
One of the side functions of the MythTV box will be to take my old tapes
(family / camcorder stuff) and convert them to DVD. There was a thread,
a week or so ago, discussing software codecs for better quality. As a
general rule, are there differences in the MPEG-2 encoders in the cards
(IE a more premium card gives better output = the 350 over the 150 or
250)? Are there noticeable differences? How about using a software
codec versus hardware?
I don't know if it matters but input will be either composite, through a
VCR (for a few) or S-Video from a Sony DV camcorder (both Hi-8 and DV).
Thank you, GGK
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