[mythtv-users] HD-PVR Max quality settings?
John P Poet
jppoet at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 23:06:21 UTC 2010
On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 3:40 PM, Christopher Meredith
<chmeredith at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not entire sure how to test how recording profiles work because
> I've never used them, but I want the HD-PVR to record at its highest
> possible quality setting. I am doing lossy commercial cutting so I
> need the source to be as high quality as possible. Because I wasn't
> sure what I was doing, I went into all the recording profiles and
> moved all the sliders to max. This did make the resulting recordings
> larger and some were noticeably better quality, but it seems to be
> inconsistent. For example, I recorded the pilot of Caprica off Syfy
> and it was noticeably blocky in dark scenes and accroding to
> mediainfo, the video bitrate was a paltry 4617 Kbps, which seems to me
> to be about 1/3 of the box's capabilities.
> Is there a "right" way to make the HD-PVR go balls to the wall?
Using CBR will give you higher bitrate than VBR. To get CBR, set the
peak to be *less* than the average.
That being said, the quality is also highly dependent on the source.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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