From Issue #140December 2005
Something I found out recently: these days mplayer can be used to replay the nuv container format used by mythtv directly. So, you can simply copy the nuv files onto your laptop and play them with mplayer.
I was using mplayer 1.0pre6 for windows.
Much faster than transcoding them into another format. nuvexport can also be used to export the files directly as nuv, but there seems little advantage to that over simply copying them, except it might be a bit easier to identify the correct files.