[mythtv] Auto transcode broken?

Robin Gilks g8ecj at gilks.org
Wed Jan 11 01:40:35 UTC 2006

> On 1/10/06, Robert Tsai <rtsai1111 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 08:37:32PM +0100, Nick Rosier wrote:
>> > On 12/23/05, Dave Just <justifiably at cwazy.co.uk> wrote:
>> > > Auto transcoding of new recordings has broken for me for svn
>> > > versions of at least last two weeks (and at currently at head,
>> > > r8366).  Does anyone have any clues as to why this might have
>> > > happened --- presumably only to me since noone else has mentioned?
>> > > I've checked all options are set to autotranscode (and tried test
>> > > recordings) but the transcode requests do not seem to get entered
>> > > into the job queue.  Transcoding each recording manually from the
>> > > "Job Options" menu item in watch recording works fine, however.
>> >
>> > Just started playing around with transcoding and noticed the same
>> > thing. I've setup some transcoding profiles, assigned some
>> > recordings to them, enabled auto-transcoding after the recording but
>> > they don't get transcoded (don't even see it come up in the logs).
>> > They get transcoded when I start the job manually.
>> Do you also have "Enable auto-transcode" checked in the recording
>> profiles used for those schedules?
> Mea culpa, didn't know I had to enable it in the profiles as well.
> There's so many places and things to tweak, maybe that's the
> only/biggest weak point in Myth.
> I'll check if my recordings tomorrow get transcoded.

Is there a way to change or set a different transcode profile so as to
export a commercial free interactively in either lossless mpeg2 or (xvid)
mpeg4? I can't find any way of doing so for an existing recording and I SO
want to avoid the command line :-)

Robin Gilks

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