OT: MPEG-2 software encoding

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Bud
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OT: MPEG-2 software encoding

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Hi all,
a little bit OT because mythtv related:
I'm trying to setup my backend (Analog graber card without HW-encoding) for my ME6000.

It doesn't seem to be possible to generate a MPEG-2 stream by software, is it?
The only possibilities to encode I found was RTJPEG and MPEG-4.

Thanks for your help!
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Post by Eduardo »

I haven't seen a buiult-in encoder to do that.

You should be able to using non-myth software. But what a pain.
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I've only breifly tried to play mpeg4 on my frontend using minimyth-0.4 It seemed to work ok on an me6000. Is there any reason you want to transcode it to mpeg2?

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Post by Bud »

lmatter wrote:I've only breifly tried to play mpeg4 on my frontend using minimyth-0.4 It seemed to work ok on an me6000. Is there any reason you want to transcode it to mpeg2?
Larry
When using OSD the sound stutters.
I think it's because of the high cpu load produced by the MPEG-4 decoding.

And i believe that the video would be a little bit better when MPEG-2 would be decoded in hardware than decoding MPEG-4 in software on a VIA with 600MHz, wouldn't it?
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