[mythtv-users] Transcode to only remove commercials
belcampo at zonnet.nl
Mon Feb 9 13:24:09 UTC 2009
Pieter Arentz wrote:
> When I set all the neccesary cut points and start transcoding, it
> transcodes to a different codec anyway. As a test, I placed cutpoints to
> remove about 30 secs from a recording, but after transcoding the
> recording is about 25% smaller in filesize than the original. (And the
> 30 secs are cut, so that works.) However, I have no idea how to check on
> what codec is used on the original recording or the transcoded recording.
The same as the original, but in a different container. The original
from your DVB-S tuner is mpegts, which has a lot of info for
transmission over the air in it, as well as maybe extra soundchannels,
subtitles etc. Mythtranscode puts the 1st video and 1st audio channel in
an mpegps container, so saving the 'unneeded' 25% minus 30 secs.
Your video is lossless, being the same as the original, as well as your
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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