[mythtv-users] mytharchive problem with multiple files

Sam McCoy samm at beepgeek.com
Sun Sep 30 01:56:20 UTC 2007

> On Friday 28 September 2007 21:21:00 Sam McCoy wrote:
>> I am running mythtv fixes branch.  I have failed to create a successful
>> dual-layer dvd image using mytharchive.  My recordings are in mpeg
>> format
>> (from a pvr150), so they are not re-encoded except for cut lists.  The
>> entire process finishes sucessfully, except the first video lacks any
>> audio.
>> The logs say that it detected the audio stream, and checking the work
>> directory confirms it.  The resulting "temp" mpeg file has audio, but
>> the
>> resulting vob files for the first video does not (played using xine or
>> mplayer, no audio, just video).  I am using mjpegtools mplex-2 version
>> 1.8.0 (2.2.4).
>> If I only use one video on a single layer dvd, no problem.  Any help
>> would
>> be greatly appreciated.
> My answer may be incorrect, since you say you've verified a lack of audio
> in
> intermediate files, but there's a known problem with some versions of
> MythDVD
> selecting the correct audio track in some situations. I Googled this a
> couple
> of weeks ago after I upgraded from 0.20.whatever to 0.20.2.whatever to get
> SchedulesDirect support and encountered the problem for the first time. In
> my
> case, if I burned a DVD with an MP2 audio track while MythArchive was set
> to
> NOT re-encode MP2 to AC3, I'd get no audio if I selected any theme that
> provided an intro video or menu music. (I'm guessing you might be using
> different themes for your 1- and 2-video DVDs.) Using MythDVD's audio
> track
> selection tool during playback could bring up the audio, though, so that's
> one easy workaround. Another is to set the "always encode to AC3" option
> in
> the MythArchive setup; that'll force MythArchive to convert the MP2 track
> provided by your capture card (or at least mine) to AC3, which matches the
> new intro videos and menu music, thus bypassing the MythDVD bug. Also,
> when I
> play an actual finished DVD using xine or a standalone DVD player, it's
> fine,
> even when the "always encode to AC3 option" is NOT set.
> Thus, I suggest you check those two workarounds -- the audio playback
> options
> once you start playing a DVD and the "always encode to AC3" option in the
> MythArchive setup. If neither works then there's something else going on,
> but
> I think you'll need to post more details from your log files (or maybe a
> link
> to your log files on your personal Web site, since those log files can get
> huge) to get more help.
> --
> Rod Smith
> http://www.rodsbooks.com
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Converting to AC3 seems to have done the trick. Thanks for the help.

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