[mythtv-users] Using Handbrake to transcode recordings to an iPhone
gaberubin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 17:50:38 UTC 2011
On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 6:18 AM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I found a thread yesterday that discussed this, so I thought I'd give it
> a try since I just got a Verizon iPhone, and thought it would be neat to
> bring a few recordings with me to watch during my lunch break at work.
> I installed Handbrake on my backend, and ran the following command:
> ./HandbrakeCLI -i <file> -o <file>.mp4 --preset="iPhone & iPod Touch"
> That created an mp4 file that I got down to my Windows box. When I try
> to use iTunes to put it on to my iPhone, I get an error saying that the
> file could not be imported since it cannot be played on the iPhone
> (something like that; I'm paraphrasing).
> Has anyone had much luck or success getting recordings transcoded for,
> and on to, an iPhone? Specifically an iPhone 4? The iPhone OS version
> is 4.2.6 if that matters. I also have it jail-broken too.
Harry, I tried to do this using tools available on myth (although not
handbrake). I found that it was better to install handbrake on my
windows machine, copy the file from my mythbox, and transcode on the
windows box. The added benefit is that the Windows box is a quad-core
phenom and the mythbox is a single core sempron, so it likely works a
lot faster on the windows box and does not tie up myth's resources.
The windows version has a gui frontend and presets for the iphone. I
can transcode an hour HD recording to the iPhone in around real time.
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