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Is it possible to transcode MythTV recordings on a separate machine?

Is it possible to transcode MythTV recordings on a separate machine?

I've been running MythTV for several months now, ever since my venerable DirecTV TiVO died a grisly death earlier this year. So far I'm loving it. It's reliable, stable, and records good quality video.

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"I do exactly this with my MythTV setup. In fact, my transcoding machine is a KVM VM running on a quad core.

The VM is set up as a MythTV backend without a capture device. It uses the same 'mythtvdb' database, etc. as the (primary) backend. I share my /mythtv directory using NFS. Once configured, transcoding tasks, etc. are offloaded. I believe there is even a setting to tell MythTV to never transcoding on the primary backend, although I let both of my machines transcode."