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

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 17:25:30 EDT 2009

Is his system paralelling the encoding and transmission?  That may
save some time if you can pull that off


On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 5:38 PM, Gary Walsh <gwalsh at notw.ca> wrote:
> 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!
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