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Old 9th February 2010, 19:34   #1  |  Link
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Linux CLI: transcoding HQ to PS3


It's been 4 years since my last confession, err login to this forum and a lot has changed since then...

All of my old rips (xvid+ac3) are streamed nicely to my ps3 using mediatomb. To insert subtitles, I use the piggybacking method mencoder offers me.

Now I have a new requirement: I want to start ripping to .mkv or .mp4 since it can save me some storage space, but my ps3 won't play .mkv ans .mp4 supposedly doesn't support more than 2 channels of sound. On top of that, My new HD recorder can handle far better quality than DVD-quality, so using my transcoding script, I would be serving DVD-quality stuff to my ps3 and Full HD-tv...

In short: I have searched a lot on this subject, but I cannot get to see the complete picture: ffmpeg, mencoder or vlc to transcode? x264 or h264? mp4 or mkv or m2ts?

I need to transcode (single pass, real time) to any of these formats:
# Memory Stick Video Format
# - MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC)
# - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)
# - MPEG-2 TS (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC)
# MP4 file format
# - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)

I would like of course the highest possible quality and 5.1 sound - if my searches were not completely worthless, this would mean I have to transcode to m2ts, but I have no clue how to do that and I don't think I'm the first to try this (although google, doom9, videohelp, avsforums etc seem to not help me...)

Any hints? Links? Scripts?

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Old 9th February 2010, 19:43   #2  |  Link
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Old 12th February 2010, 16:28   #3  |  Link
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So I tried to install pms-svn since the latest stable release of pms is dated march 2009. The build failed and frankly I'm not too fond of the java-dependencies. If this is the only way to get it working, I'll live it of course, but I'd rather handle this with a transcoding script.

So, thank you very much for your suggestion, but do you know if there is a manual for the linux/CLI version of tsMuxeR? If I can find the options, I might be able to put together a script.

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Well, for PS3, can't you just remux from MKV to M2TS as long as the video and audio streams are compatible? I do something similar to play MKVs on my 360.

Or use a script like this http://sticky123.blogspot.com/2008/0...-on-linux.html

Note: I neither run Linux nor have a PS3.
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mediatomb, ps3, transcode

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