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Create an option to transcode stream to video:ac3

Added by Neil Duffy about 2 years ago

Hi,

Does anyone know how I could go about this?

Thanks

Neil


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RE: Create an option to transcode stream to video:ac3 - Added by Stephen Neal about 2 years ago

Can you elaborate? AC3 is an audio codec (it's another name for Dolby Digital) not a video codec?

RE: Create an option to transcode stream to video:ac3 - Added by Neil Duffy about 2 years ago

Yes.... a container with pass through video, but audio transcoded to dolby digital, ac3. I'd usually do with via ffmpeg cli, but not sure i can do that in TVH

RE: Create an option to transcode stream to video:ac3 - Added by saen acro about 2 years ago

There is option by using Spawn profile

RE: Create an option to transcode stream to video:ac3 - Added by Neil Duffy about 2 years ago

Oh wow, I've been hunting through the settings and docs, not seen anything like that, but it does sound like what I need.

is it in the ppa releases, or do I need to build?

Thanks

Neil

RE: Create an option to transcode stream to video:ac3 - Added by saen acro about 2 years ago

With version you use?
Building yourself have more positives then stock from some repo.

RE: Create an option to transcode stream to video:ac3 - Added by Neil Duffy about 2 years ago

dpkg --list | grep tvh

ii tvheadend 4.2.8-23~g74cdf3f16~bionic amd64 Tvheadend

This was from https://tvheadend.org/projects/tvheadend/wiki/AptRepositories

I've just looked at the output from ./configure --help and i see no mention of a 'spawn' profile

I've searched for 'spawn' profiles and whilst I can see how it works (a nice shell script with ffmpeg, whatever inside), I cannot for the life of my, see how to make this an option available to me?

RE: Create an option to transcode stream to video:ac3 - Added by saen acro about 2 years ago

Neil Duffy wrote:

I've just looked at the output from ./configure --help and i see no mention of a 'spawn' profile

It's embedded in code it's not a option.

If you need help how to build latest version from git
https://tvheadend.org/boards/4/topics/24116

RE: Create an option to transcode stream to video:ac3 - Added by Neil Duffy about 2 years ago

That's ok then, but please tell me how to select this as a profile?

RE: Create an option to transcode stream to video:ac3 - Added by Neil Duffy about 2 years ago

I'm a dev myself and I'm assuming there'd be a stream profile called 'spawn', where the option / argument would the binary plus args, or a shell script?

RE: Create an option to transcode stream to video:ac3 - Added by Neil Duffy about 2 years ago

Okay, I'll answer this myself... the 'spawn' feature is a part of the 'development' / unstable package.

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