[mythtv-users] Restored shows won't play

Steven ** montgoss+mythusers at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 19:57:10 UTC 2007

I restored a bunch of recordings into MythTV (from their .old backups)
using that perl script (myth.rebuilddatabase.pl). They show up inside
MythTV just fine. I even had Myth transcode and commercial flag the
files. But they won't play. I select play and the screen flickers as
if it tried to start the video and immediately failed.

I ran then it from the console. This is the relevant part of the output:
2007-02-20 05:46:11.723 TV: Attempting to change from None to
2007-02-20 05:46:11.732 RemoteFile::openSocket(control socket):
                       Could not connect to server "" @ port -1
2007-02-20 05:46:11.737 RemoteFile::openSocket(file data socket):
                       Could not connect to server "" @ port -1
2007-02-20 05:46:11.738 RingBuffer::RingBuffer(): Failed to open
remote file (myth://:/1052_20070219130000.nuv)

There are also some errors when it is trying to preview the video. It
plays a video. But it's really jumpy. It's like it is playing 1 second
then pausing, then playing another second and pausing, etc.  The
messages on the console when it is previewing a restored video follow:
[mpeg @ 0xb74167f0]Parser not found for Codec Id: 94210 !
0: start_time: 0.036 duration: 329.222
1: start_time: 480.874 duration: 329.237
2: start_time: 0.026 duration: 329.201
stream: start_time: 0.289 duration: 9000.940 bitrate=2119 kb/s
2007-02-20 05:53:15.411 AFD: Opened codec 0x84b2830, id(MPEG2VIDEO) type(Video)
2007-02-20 05:53:15.425 AFD: Opened codec 0x84bc3d0, id(MP2) type(Audio)
2007-02-20 05:53:17.682 NVP: Prebuffer wait timed out 10 times.
2007-02-20 05:53:18.502 NVP: prebuffering pause
2007-02-20 05:53:20.170 NVP: prebuffering pause
2007-02-20 05:53:22.042 NVP: prebuffering pause
2007-02-20 05:53:23.729 NVP: prebuffering pause
2007-02-20 05:53:25.137 NVP: prebuffering pause

Please note that I can watch recordings normally, just not these restored ones.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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