[mythtv-users] Transcoding and commercial flagging
beww at beww.org
Mon Dec 11 22:31:37 UTC 2006
On Dec 11, 2006, at 3:19 PM, Matthew Asplund wrote:
> I may just me misunderstanding, but I am having a problem with my
> I have an old 1 GHz P3 machine as a mythtv BE/FE, with a PVR-150 as
> the tuner card, and 512 MB memory (that is all the motherboard can
> hold; its an old COMPAQ small form-factor PC, and if I put more on
> the motherboard, it complains that I need to take some out) I
> have had two cases where I had some process run away, and exhaust
> all of the memory, and lock the machine up. Since much of what I
> watch is PBS, I thought I could save come processor/memory by not
> doing the commercial flagging step. I went into mythtv-setup, went
> into the setup section and turned off commercial flagging. That
> seemed to work. Then I went to transcode a video, and nothing
> happened. When I looked on mythweb I saw that there was a huge
> queue of jobs waiting for commercial flagging, and that my
> transcoding job was stuck at the end.
> Did I turn off commercial flagging wrong? Am I misunderstanding
> how things are supposed to work?
> As an aside, I built this box for my kitchen as a TV watching and
> music listening system. My wife loves it, has not problems using
> it, and is using the Windows box less as time goes on.
I can see running out of physical RAM and having to swap, but not
locking up totally. Do you have a swap partition set up and
activated? Is it big enough?
Certainly like to hear such stories about the WAF being high.
More information about the mythtv-users