[mythtv-users] mytharchive produced incomplete video

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Sat Sep 29 04:40:04 UTC 2007

Rich West wrote:
> Rod Smith wrote:
>> On Wednesday 26 September 2007 20:42:42 Rich West wrote:
>>> I'm dabbling with mytharchive to export some shows out to DVD.  I've
>>> used it only once before to archive out a US football game to DVD which
>>> worked flawlessly.  This time around though, mytharchive took an 1hr
>>> long show and gave me a DVD with 20 minutes of the show.
>> I've seen this happen occasionally. I'm not sure what the cause is; it just 
>> crops up from time to time. One of these days I'll investigate the matter in 
>> more depth. I suspect, but am far from positive, that it has to do with 
>> chapter breaks. If you've still got the original recording, I suggest trying 
>> again using a different theme (preferably one that creates different chapter 
>> break points) and/or transcoding the program before recording it. It's 
>> conceivable that either approach will fix the problem.
> Yup, I still have the original.  I processed it without utilizing the
> cutlist, and that produced a DVD image of 806MB for a 1HR HD video in
> "High Quality" mode.  So.. I think it resulted in the same issue.. just
> with commercials. :(
> -----
> >From the logs, I get:
> Creating DVD XML file for dvd author (No Menus)
> Adding item 1
> aspect ratio is: 1.77778
> Total size of video files, before multiplexing, is 2734 Mbytes, audio is
> 158 MBytes, menus are 0 MBytes.
> Video will fit onto DVD. 1453.3 MBytes of space remaining on recordable DVD.
> Multiplexing MPEG stream to /archive/tmp/work/1/final.mpg
> Adding sync offset of 0ms
> Available streams - video and one audio stream
> ...
> 434087 extents written (847 MB)
> Finished creating ISO image
> Finished processing jobs!!!
> -----
> Hrmm.. I'll try transcoding the video first to see if that helps.  I
> wonder if there is just something in the MPEG2 stream that it is not
> liking...

I went back and viewed the original.. Now I know why it trimmed down the 
video.  It broke up pretty heavily less than half way through and was 
pretty crappy straight through to the end. :(


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