[mythtv-users] Mythtranscode - all jobs failing - error 252

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Tue Jan 9 06:42:50 UTC 2007

* On Tue Jan 02, 2007 at 10:01:30AM -0800, Blammo wrote:
> 2007-01-01 19:02:26.119 New DB connection, total: 1
> Must specify -i OR -c AND -s options!

First guess would be that you're mixing versions and that your
mythtranscode binary doesn't understand the -j option that the JobQueue
uses to tell mythtranscode which job to process.  You can see what
copy of mythtranscode is running by running mythbackend/mythjobqueue with
the "-v jobqueue" option and it should print out something like the
following when it runs a transcoding job:

2007-01-08 01:39:17.182 JobQueue: Running command: '/usr/local/bin/mythtranscode -j 6748 -V 69699 -p autodetect '

The JobQueue used to pass in the chanid and starttime on the command line,
but newer versions just pass in the JobQueue ID number instead and
mythtranscode looks up the program from the JobQueue ID.

Check to make sure you don't have and old version of mythtranscode
laying around somewhere.  If not, then paste the logs showing the command
that the JobQueue tried to run.


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