[mythtv-users] Transcoding using the SVN build now results in a Green Squiggly Mess

Niels Dybdahl Niels at Dybdahl.dk
Sun May 21 06:10:06 EDT 2006

On 5/14/06, Lachlan McIntosh <lachlan at directions.com.au> wrote:
>  As is my custom, every month or so (when time allows) I upgrade my myth
> box to the latest SVN build.
> I have noticed that when I did this a week ago. transcoding results in an
> unwatchable file.
> It plays but the picture is unwatchable, it looks like you had an older
> monitor and tried to connect it up
> to a graphics card in a mode that the monitor couldn't sync to. (Back in
> the days before monitors would go black or tell you it couldn't sync to the
> signal.
> As I said in the subject it looks like a green squiggly mess.
> Now assuming that this isn't an intentional feature, and that it actually
> works for the developer/s who did the changes, there must be something
> (else) out of date on my box.
> I was hoping that someone may be able to point me in the right direction.
> My box runs on:  Linux mythtv 2.6.9-chw-4 #4 SMP Sun May 15 17:02:15 EST
> 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
> I'm recording DVB-T from a Nova-T card.
> Playing the original recordings works.
> Sound in the "green" transcoded files work.
> I have upgraded to SVN again, and it is still the same.
> I have also noticed that trying to use the information screens causes the
> backend to segfault.
> It there something amiss with my setup or should I be logging a bug (I
> would appreciate someone pointing me in the right direction on how to log a
> bug if I need to….)

I have run into the same problem. I have just added a Nova-T card in
addition to my PVR-250 card. Recordings from the PVR-250 are transcoded
properly, while recordings from the Nova-T are transcoded into the "green
squiggly mess" but the sound is ok.
I am running kernel 2.6.16-1.2096_FC4 and mythtv-0.19-126.rhfc4.at

I am going to test various options for the transcoding to see if that helps.

Niels Dybdahl
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