[mythtv-users] myth2ipod/nuvexport

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 20:05:49 UTC 2007


On Nov 20, 2007 1:05 PM, Scott Harris <mythtv at webhounds.net> wrote:

>
>
> Stephen Robertson wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I wonder if anyone is having any success with exporting video to an
> > ipod, specifically in this case one of the nanos that can do video if
> > that's relevant.
> >
> > I have a setup working using the myth2ipod script which calls
> > nuvexport for you.  It successfully transcodes the file which I can
> > play with quicktime or on the ipod so thats all good.
> >
> > However the quality isn't great, specifically there is a effect that
> > looks to be something to do with the compression.  It is most
> > pronounced in a scene where there is very little change it gets
> > progressivly worse and the corrects itself, which leads to a jerky
> > effect.  If you want to have a look here is a sample output file.
> >
> > http://81.174.135.24/ipodfeed/1001_20071108163000.ipod.mp4
> >
> > I don't really know enough about video to know what options if any
> > there are to fiddle with so any help would be appreciated.
>
> I've have a quick write up on how I did this to my new
> 3g nano.  It is here -> http://blog.webhounds.net/?p=6
> It basically outlines that I've had great results with
>
> /usr/bin/ffmpeg -i "%DIR%/%FILE%" -f mp4
> -vcodec mpeg4-b 1200kb -g 300 -acodec aac
> -ar 44100 -ab 192 -s 320240  -aspect 4:3
> "/video/ipod/%TITLE%-%SUBTITLE%.mp4?
>
> That write-up is awesome. I never know it was that easy to add a custom
> transcode command to the GUI!
>
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