[kwlug-disc] MythTV and OTA ATSC Reception in KW

Gary Walsh gwalsh at notw.ca
Sat Mar 14 17:38:01 EDT 2009

On Sat, 2009-03-14 at 12:06 -0400, Andrew Kohlsmith (lists) wrote:

> The setup is as follows:
> 1) his Myth system records Rick Mercer Tuesday at 8pm and I get a huge (4GB) 
> MPEG-2 file.
> 2) I transcode it down to a 2Mbps level 4 h.264 MPEG-4 format file, which is 
> about 450MB. This takes about 8 hours on his slow-as-moles-asses-in-january 
> Athlon system.
> 3) The script transfers that over shitty-ass DSL to my house (takes several 
> hours, and more if he's got his DSL line tied up with seeding torrents).
> 4) I use myth_rebuilddatabase.pl to import the file into my backend.
> 5) Wednesday or Thursday I get to watch Tuesday's Rick Mercer in HD. :-)
> My frontend has an nVidia GPU (GeForce 6150 on an Asus M2NPV-VM) but VDPAU 
> doesn't support it even though the card can theoretically do it... so fast 
> motion scenes tend to skip a little due to the CPU not being quite enough to 
> decode 2Mbps h264 720p.

That seems to be a whole lotta trouble just for Rick Mercer!

Gary Walsh; Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 
gwalsh at notw.ca My Blog: http://gwalsh.notw.ca

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