[mythtv-users] Transcoding and commercial flagging

Robert Tsai mythtv at tsaiberspace.net
Tue Dec 12 00:53:10 UTC 2006

On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 04:45:10PM -0600, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> Matthew Asplund wrote:
> > I may just me misunderstanding, but I am having a problem with my
> > mythbox.
> >
> > 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?
> >
> Sounds like you turned off the ability for this backend to run
> commflag jobs but did not tell any of your recording profiles to
> stop queuing up the commflag jobs.   Edit each of your recording
> profiles and turn off the commercial flagging job. 

The other possibility is that somehow mythtranscode crashed or
something, and it didn't get reflected in the jobqueue table. Since
the jobqueue has an "active" entry, nothing else will get started.

One possible fix is to manually remove that row from the table (or
update that row's status to 272).


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