[mythtv-users] unable to burn

norman norman at littletank.org
Tue Aug 7 09:14:34 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-08-06 at 18:46 -0500, George Mari wrote:
> norman wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-08-06 at 14:59 -0400, John Drescher wrote:
> >>         I am sorry but that is not possible because the .lck files
> >>         which I
> >>         removed were somehow connected with the log files. However,
> >>         the first 
> >>         time it was trying to process mythreplex and another time it
> >>         was ffmpeg.
> >>         Hope this is helpful.
> >>
> >> The log files should be in the same folder as the .lck files.
> > 
> > I assumed that would be the case. However, I have burned other DVDs
> > since then and the only logs I have were for the last burn. It seems
> > that only the logs of the last burn are retained.
> > 
> The log files from the MythArchive session of your problem recording 
> would be the easiest way for us to help you figure out what's wrong. 
> Try generating a DVD of that specific recording, and attach the contents 
> of the log file to your post - I'd be happy to try and help.
> Not sure if your session is dying and generating a bad DVD, but if so, 
> you can uncheck the box that actually writes the DVD, and just generate 
> an .iso file.  Mine goes in /tmp/work, and is called mythburn.iso.
> If you don't even get as far as generating the .iso file, without the 
> log file, you could check the following:
> 1. Are you loading a cutlist?  If you are, try it without.  There is a 
> checkbox for this in the mythburn dialogs.  I sometimes have problems 
> with cutlists that include the very beginning or very end of the recording.
> 2. Are you using an encoder profile?  My options for this are HP, SP, 
> EP, LP and "Don't re-encode".  If you are using something other than 
> "Don't re-encode", try changing this to "Don't re-encode".
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