[mythtv-users] Transcoding DVB from MPEG2 to MP4 keeping the subtitles

Ken Smith kens at kensnet.org
Sat Sep 22 15:12:04 UTC 2012


Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 9/22/2012 09:31, Ken Smith wrote:
>> Hi, I have previously saved space on some recordings I want to keep by
>> converting them to mp4.
>
> Be aware that in England, many of your recordings may already be in 
> MP4 (H.264) format, and that you will not save an appreciable amount 
> of space by transcoding. Also, keep track of how much time your CPU is 
> running full out transcoding as opposed to low power idle or standby, 
> as well your own personal time investment, so you can weight it 
> against the price of simply buying more hard drive space.
>
The SD material from both DVB-T and DVB-S in the UK seems to be mpeg2. 
All the HD material in the UK appears to be mp4.


:-)  Ken

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