[mythtv-users] Encoding to h264 to save space
myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Feb 19 02:45:02 UTC 2008
On Feb 18, 2008, at 6:34 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
> Chris Isip wrote:
>> I am able to shrink 1 hour of video to approximately 150 MB at 200
>> with ffmpeg using h264. Seems to work well except with seeking. I
>> wonder if this is a keyframe issue. When I forward or rewind,
>> there is
>> distortion for a few seconds and then the video fixes itself. If I
>> forward or rewind before the video is fixed, the progress bar seems
>> jump back. Seeking is more reliable when the distrotion is allowed
>> clear first. Also, I cannot jump to the very first frame of the
>> recording. If I exit the recording and play it again, I start on the
>> first frame. Here is a copy of my latest script. Single pass for
>> (hoping to go to 2 pass). I was wondering if anyone could give me
>> ideas as to how to fix this issue.
> Can't help you on the seek problem, but:
> What does it look like at that level of compression? I'd think that
> 150MB/hour would look like crap (technical term), even on an iPod.
Agreed. I do 1GB/hour for my iPod recordings and they're beautiful on
my iPod and iPhone. Anything less and I can't stand watching it.
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