[mythtv-users] Using Handbrake to transcode recordings to an iPhone
seven at seven.dorksville.net
Thu Mar 10 23:30:18 UTC 2011
On 11 March 2011 09:25, Greg <greg12866 at nycap.rr.com> wrote:
> On 03/10/2011 06:19 PM, Harry Devine wrote:
> > On 03/09/2011 01:04 PM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
> >> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Harry Devine<lifter89 at comcast.net>
> >>> On 3/9/2011 12:50 PM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
> >>>> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 6:18 AM, Harry Devine<lifter89 at comcast.net>
> >>>>> I found a thread yesterday that discussed this, so I thought I'd give
> >>>>> a try since I just got a Verizon iPhone, and thought it would be neat
> >>>>> bring a few recordings with me to watch during my lunch break at
> >>>>> I installed Handbrake on my backend, and ran the following command:
> >>>>> ./HandbrakeCLI -i<file> -o<file>.mp4 --preset="iPhone& iPod
> >>>>> That created an mp4 file that I got down to my Windows box. When I
> >>>>> to use iTunes to put it on to my iPhone, I get an error saying that
> >>>>> 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
> >>>>> and on to, an iPhone? Specifically an iPhone 4? The iPhone OS
> >>>>> 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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> >>> Thanks! I'll give that a shot. But you are able to take the
> >>> file and put it onto your iPhone via iTunes and play it, correct?
> >> Yes. I was also able to put them on an iPad (which was my primary
> >> target). I did it at the iPhone setting to conserve space and put
> >> more movies on the iPad. Works really well (plus the cool factor of
> >> telling people that I converted these movies from my homebrew dvr, yet
> >> another reason myth is a superior product).
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> > I got this to work for me pretty well. I used the windows GUI at first,
> > but it took over 4 hours to transcode a recording. When it was done, I
> > was able to transfer it to my iPhone via iTunes. I did notice that the
> > file was an m4v file and not an mp4. So, I re-did the cli version on
> > my backend and, wouldn't ya know it, it worked as well. I did use the
> > iPhone preset instead of "iPhone& iPod Touch" preset.
> > So my next step will be to script it and make a user job out of it. One
> > question with that though (and I can make this a seperate thread if it
> > will help): I have 1 user job already which will run mythlink.pl to
> > create human readable show name links. Does Myth run each job in order,
> > 1 at a time? Or are they kicked off simultaneously? I don't want to
> > have the iPhone transcode going on while the mythlink.pl job is
> > running. Granted, the mythlink job is relatively fast.
> > Just curious. Thanks for the help, and for any answers on the job
> > questions.
> > Harry
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> If you are using ubuntu ,look into mythexport..It works quite well and
> has a web interface..
I must say that Handbrake-CLI does a much better job then nuvexport for
ipod/iphone transcoding, I find the audio in the nuvexport created files has
a tinny overtone and the quality is very blocky.
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