[mythtv-users] mytharchivehelper fails to get thumbnails

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Aug 31 20:38:00 UTC 2006

John Drescher wrote:
>> Does the tail of the mythburn.log show anything different?
>> If not try manually running the command used with an extra '-v all'
>> added to see if the output gives any clues as to why it failed.
>> mytharchivehelper -v all -t "/tmp/work/1/stream.mv2" '0' /tmp/work/1/thumbnail.jpg
> # tail /tmp/logs/mythburn.log -n 30
> Extracting thumbnail image from /tmp/work/1/stream.mv2 at position 0
> Destination file /tmp/work/1/thumbnail.jpg
> 2006-08-31 01:12:04.159 Opening /tmp/work/1/stream.mv2
> 2006-08-31 01:12:38.615 Couldn't get stream info, error #-1
> ************************************************************
> ERROR: Failed while running mytharchivehelper to get thumbnails.
> Result: 256, Command was mytharchivehelper -t
> "/tmp/work/1/stream.mv2" '0' /tmp/work/1/thumbnail.jpg
> ************************************************************
> Terminated
> John
OK its possible I broke something in mythreplex.  I would have thought 
if anything  got broke it would be the audio, I didn't touch the video 
stream at all!

Is this also happening on other files as well? 
Do you have a file you know  used to work before and does it now fail?

You could try removing the --fix_sync option from the mythreplex command 
line (lines ~ 1319 and 1335) in the mythburn.py script so it should run 
mythreplex as it was before I fixed it :-)

Paul H.


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