[SATLUG] DVD transcoding with a slight twist.

rsuberg at satx.rr.com rsuberg at satx.rr.com
Sun Feb 17 02:15:29 CST 2008

Would that work with a front USB port as well or would the USB be too slow?  My Digital DVR from TWC has a USB in the front.


---- Tom Weeks <tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org> wrote: 
> On Sunday 17 February 2008 00:00:15 FIRESTORM_v1 wrote:
> > Good afternoon all:
> [...]
> > Once I get the files to AVI, I can generate my own menu structures and
> > press the DVD, it's getting them from the unencrypted VOB files to AVI (or
> > MPEG) files is the trick I don't remember.
> If you really want to mess with all that manually.. You can I suppose.. But I 
> do all of that with MythTV now (it has mencoder, ffmpeg, libdvdcss, 
> mythttranscode, and more).
> I just pop in a DVD.. rip it.. rip a few more.. then use MythArchive to select 
> what shows or movies I want to create a new DVD with, pump up the compression 
> if I need to.. and poof.. An hour later I have a shiny new DVD with whatever 
> TV shows and/or DVD titles I want on it.. with cool DVD menus and all built 
> in. Plays on any DVD player.
> > And of course, I'd like to do it in Linux. :)
> But of course. :)
> > a tip to those of you that subscribe to digital cable and have a motorola
> > high definition settop (either DCT5100 or DCT6200) depending on your
> > settop's firmware and your cable company, you can use the firewire port to
> > stream/encode whatever the DCT is watching on the fly.  I tested this on
> > Windows, and I'm pretty sure it's a ton easier in Linux.
> Oh yeah.. In fact that's what we recommended in the "Linux Toys II" book if 
> you have an all digital cable/DSS/TV setup (to use pure firewire from the 
> tuner box that is).  Saves you $$ on not having to get analog tuner card (or 
> mess with them).. plus since firewire is bi-dir, you can use the same 
> connection to "change channels" on the tuner instead of having to mess with 
> crappy RS-232 or IR hacks to try to control the tuner box (what a mess!) or 
> messing with crappy DRM-laden HDMI (High-bandwidth Digital Content 
> Protection) or such freedom killing crap... 
> Firewire.. err..IEEE-1394 rocks!
> Tweeks
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