[mythtv-users] transcode error - status 247

Gnome42 gnome42 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 19:51:37 UTC 2007

> Try another transcode and then check the end of
> /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log for more details.  Post here if necessary

(Using r12640)

Hi, I am also seeing error 247 for some MPEG2 -> MPEG2 transcodes...

2007-01-25 14:20:38.546 Converting frame #6 from B to I
2007-01-25 14:20:38.569 Converting frame #7 from B to I
2007-01-25 14:20:38.579 Converting frame #8 from P to I
2007-01-25 14:20:45.144 expectedPTS != expectedDTS+ptsIncrement
2007-01-25 14:20:45.193 Transcoding
/myth/mythtv/recordings/2198_20070106020000.mpg failed
2007-01-25 14:20:45.195 Deleting
2007-01-25 14:20:51.583 JobQueue: Transcode Errored: Miami Vice "Cool
Runnin'": Autodetect (exit status 247, job status was "Errored")

Is what I get for that file when running the job via the frontend.

In an effort to collect more debug info I ran the mythtranscode
manually from the cmdline with -v all and it completed successfully! I
captured that log if anyone is interested, but it's big.

This is the command I used:
/usr/bin/mythtranscode -i
/myth/mythtv/recordings/2198_20070106020000.mpg -V 3 -p autodetect -l
-v all > mythtrans_err247_02.out 2>&1

This is the command when run as a job:
  /usr/bin/mythtranscode -j 7095 -V 3 -p autodetect -l

This have done this twice now and its completely repeatable. It always
fails when run as a job, but it always succeeds when run manually!?

Any ideas what would cause that?

Also, I noticed that there isn't an --mpeg2 option being used.
Shouldn't there be for MPEG2 -> MPEG2?

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