[mythtv-users] DVD Transcode doesn't work after kernel upgrade.

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Dec 11 20:12:06 EST 2005

Hoping someone can help. I used to be able to transcode DVD's except  
it was insanely slow. Luckily, I was using a dual processor  
motherboard with a single processor in it, so I bought a matching  
pair and upgraded my kernel to 2.6.14-1.1644_FC4smp #1 SMP Sun Nov 27  
03:39:31 EST 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux. Now transcode doesn't  
work on anything other than Perfect.

mtd.log doesn't show anything unusual:
19:19:12: launching job: job dvd 1 4 7 0 -1 /mythtv/videos/ 
19:19:12: transcode command will be: transcode -i /var/lib/mythdvd/ 
temp/PEE_WEES_CHRISTMAS_SPECIAL/vob/ -g 720x480 -f 0,1 -M
2 -V -j 0,8,0,8 -B 0,2 -y xvid -w 1618 -a 3 -o /mythtv/videos/ 
PEE_WEES_CHRISTMAS_SPECIAL.avi --print_status 20 --color 0
19:19:12: job thread beginning to rip dvd title
19:23:20: job thread finished ripping dvd title
19:29:36: a client socket has been closed
19:36:06: a client socket has been opened
19:47:30: job finished succesfully: job dvd 1 4 7 0 -1 /mythtv/videos/ 

The GUI tells me it's copying the file to disk (which I see in my log  
and the file in my temp directory), then instead of the time  
remaining that I used to get, I now get "Transcode is thinking..."

top shows me that tcdecode and tcdemux are chugging away.

After a little while, it tells me it's done, but this is all I get in  
my output file:
RIFAVI LIST2hdrlavih8???LISTtstrlstrh8vidsXVID at BX?mstrf((?? 

Everything else is working as it did before (except faster) including  
watching videos, DVDs, recorded and and live TV. BTW: I'm running  
MythTV 0.18.1.

My best guess is that there's some kernel module I missed that I need  
to install. Any ideas?



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