[mythtv-users] My experience with MythTV annoyances, 0.20.1 version

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon May 14 13:30:25 UTC 2007

On 05/14/2007 12:47 AM, Yeechang Lee wrote:
> * Some remaining occasional stability issues that result in
>   mythbackend dying (perhaps once every two or three weeks) with the
>   chalk marks of the corpse visible in dmesg. While much, much, much
>   improved from 0.19 or the early days of 0.20, the occasional death
>   still occurs. I strongly suspect that there are a few remaining
>   obscure bugs in mythbackend, ffmpeg (see
>   <URL:http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/263934#263934>),
>   and/or libmpeg2 serious enough to kill mythbackend when generating
>   preview bitmaps. As Mike Dean notes
>   (<URL:http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/269323#269323>,
>   there's actually no way to stop the bitmaps from being
>   created. Perhaps
>   0.20.1 marks the final elimination of such bugs killing mythbackend,
>   but I'd rather not find out the hard way and would prefer to be able
>   to shut down preview-bitmap generation entirely.



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