[mythtv-users] ffmpeg quality for Flash Files

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jun 5 15:58:00 UTC 2007

On 06/04/2007 08:12 PM, Bob Cottingham wrote:
> I updated to the latest svn and removed the "2>/dev/null" to try to
> troubleshoot my setup and found the following error in the logs:
> [Mon Jun 04 17:24:47 2007] [error] ModPerl::Util::exit: (120000) exit
> was called at modules/stream/handler.pl line 137Compilation failed in
> require at /var/www/mythweb/mythweb.pl line 60.\n

That error would be output (on some systems--like yours and mine--at
least) because line 137 uses "exit" rather than "CORE::exit".  However,
line 137 is only executed if the ffmpeg call fails.  The error message
you should have gotten is "Can't do ffmpeg: /usr/bin/ffmpeg -y -i
<recording filename> -s 320x240 -r 24 -f flv -ac 2 -ar 11025 -ab 64k -b
256k /dev/stdout |".

So, reasons you may get that include:
    a) Your ffmpeg is installed in /usr/local/bin.  If so, "ln -s
/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg /usr/bin/ffmpeg" should fix it.
    b) Your recording files are not accessible (in the proper location)
on your MythWeb server
    c) Your ffmpeg is expecting different arguments
    d) You removed too little/too much from the ffmpeg command line.
    e) Something else...  :)


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