[mythtv-users] Automatic transcoding

Alex Brekken brekkal at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 16:41:34 UTC 2005

Any chance a recording made on the master is trying to be transcoded by the 
slave? (or vice-versa) I've got a master/slave backend setup, and I've 
noticed that often my transcoding jobs fail because the slave tries to 
process a recording that was made on the master. Looking at the backend logs 
on the slave, there's a mesage that states something to the effect that 
"remote" transcoding is not allowed. (unlike commercial flagging, which can 
be done on any backend regardless of where the recording was made) Not sure 
if this is what's happening in your case, but I've seen this bug quite 

On 9/7/05, Ryan Steffes <rbsteffes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/5/05, Moasat <mythtv at moasat.dyndns.org> wrote:
> > 
> > My auto transcoding has been failing more often than not for the past 
> > few
> > months. As I've been swapping my master and slave backends (and
> > reinstalling Linux on the slave-now-master), I assumed it was some 
> > setting
> > or another that I overlooked. I've gone back through them all to make 
> > sure
> > everything is set the way I think they should be set but it is still 
> > failing
> > at least half of the time.
> > 
> > What bugs me is that there's no indication as to why it failed. 
> > 
> > I tried the manual version on the command line of a recording that
> > previously failed and it finished ok so there was no indication as to 
> > why
> > the autotranscode failed.
> > 
> > Is there a command-line switch or something I can use to get more 
> > information as to why the auto transcode is failing?
> You could try setting your debug level in the backend to verbose (-v) and 
> if that doesn't give you any clues, try -v all.
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