[vdr] Compressing VDR recordings without losing quality.

Lars Bläser lblaeser at mainz-online.de
Fri Oct 29 15:28:21 CEST 2010


On 29.10.2010 00:47, Carsten Koch wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have been using VDR for over 10 years now,
> so I currently have ~4TB of VDR recordings.
> Some of them are SDTV/MPEG2, many of the newer
> recordings are HDTV/H.264.
> ...

my first suggestion is to upgrade storage
if you compare the time you will have to invest and the power
consumption of the system that recodes all the stuff then new 2TB disks
look much more effective
you also will have lots of problems with async sound, lost audio streams
(ac3) and picture or just with broken recordings, what will consume
additional time

you can read about a conversion script here:
http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=82167



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