[mythtv] MPEG2->MPEG2 Transcode Errored (0.19 fixes)

Geoffrey Hausheer mythtv0368 at phracturedblue.com
Tue Aug 8 14:35:54 UTC 2006

On 8/7/06, Chris Pinkham wrote:
> If you turn on JobQueue debugging using "mythbackend -v jobqueue", then
> the JobQueue will print out the exact command that it is running
> and you can try that from the command line.  The error vs non-error
> is probably because you are passing different arguments to mythtranscode,
> not because it is being run from the JobQueue or not.
Quite possible, but extremely odd.  when the mpeg2-transcoder kicks in
it really has no dependance on the arguments used (unless you have set
the '--ostream' switch).  In any case, Thomas, it looks like I was
worng, and sent you off i the wrong direction.  Sorry about that.

Looking at the logs, something weird did happen around position
1979582472.  It stopped processing frames, and just started adding
them to the queue.  My guess is that the process ran out of memory and
got killed either by the OOM killer or segfault.  It crashes around
byte 2239288304 which is 260MB of queued up frames (far more than
should ever happen) (you can tell this is happening by the lack of the
AUD/VID messages in the log.  here is something for you to try:

dd if=/work2/video/recordings//3649_20060801220000.mpg
of=/work2/small.mpg bs=1000000 skip=1970 count=25

then run mythtranscode on that with full logs.  It probably won't
crash, but if you see that the AUD/VID messages start at the
beginning, then stop halfway through, that is good enough.  In which
case, I'll want that that test-stream.  If in doubt, just send me the
logs, and I'll tell you whether it is sufficient or not.


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