[mythtv-users] OT: Transcoding for iPod/iPhone playback and transfer to iTunes?

C.T. Paterson i.adore.my.64 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 23:58:12 UTC 2008


2008/12/27 Mike Dent <mcdent at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> having got an iPhone recently I've been trying to get mythtv and
> ffmpeg to transcode my recordings for playback on it.
>
> I managed to do this by following the first part of the instructions
> here http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Streaming_to_iPod_touch_or_iPhone
> , basically
> just using the bash script /usr/local/bin/mythipod.sh  to do this.
>
> I end up with a transcoded mp4 file in my chosen directory which is
> then shared out to my windows PC.
>
> The file appears with the correct name and extension. However when I
> drag it over to iTunes the name gets changed to a single letter 'x' ?
> I'm guessing iTunes is reading some information from the file and is
> unable to give it a proper name?
>
> The important lines from the script are:-
> ######
> FILE=$1
> TITLE=$2
> OUTDIR="/mnt/mobile-video/ipod-touch/"
>
>
> #Get the video information
> video_info=`mplayer -vo null -ao null -frames 10 -identify
> "${directory}/${file}" 2>/dev/null`
>
> #Command line grep sucks, but we make due...
> aspect=`echo $video_info | egrep -oe "Movie-Aspect is [0-9:.]+" |
> egrep -o "[0-9:.]+"`
> framerate=`echo $video_info | egrep -oe "[0-9.]+ fps" | egrep -o "[0-9.]+"`
> # set resolution by aspect ratio
>
> if [ "$aspect" == "1.78:1" ]
> then
>  width=432
>  height=240
>  vbitrate=480k
> else
>  width=480
>  height=360
>  vbitrate=378k
> fi
>
> abitrate=128k
>
> ffmpeg -i $FILE $ACODEC -ab ${abitrate} -ac 2 -s ${width}x${height}
> -vcodec mpeg4 -b ${vbitrate} -flags +aic+mv4+trell -mbd 2 -cmp 2
> -subcmp 2 -g 250 -maxrate 512k -bufsize 2M -title X
> "$OUTDIR$TITLE.mp4"
> ####
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Mike

I'm not 100%...but I'm guessing it's the part that says "-title X"

;>

Cheers.


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