[mythtv-users] Migrating from Fedora Core to Ubuntu

john sturgeon john.sturgeon at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 13:41:02 UTC 2007

On 3/13/07, Shanon Mulley <shanonmulleyster at gmail.com> wrote:
> This may be a little bit off-topic - but I have done something similar
> (FC5 backend/frontend, with a new frontend running ubuntu edgy).
> Mythtv itself seems to work, I can browse the recordings/etc of the
> frontend. But I cant play recorded shows - it just goes to black, and
> jumps back to mythtv. I am suspecting its a codec issue, as when I
> double click on one of the mpg files generated on the mythtv backend,
> it complains that a codec is missing - yet I have installed all sorts
> of codecs (I searched for codecs/ubuntu).
> Can you offer any hints here?

I'm not having that problem, but all my recordings are MPEG-2 since
they are HD.  You should run mythfrontend with the -v playback to get
debugging information, that will tell you why it's failing.

John <><

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