[mythtv-users] Mytharchive errors

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 02:03:42 UTC 2008

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 2:57 PM, Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 December 2008 08:37:15 pm Harry Devine wrote:
>> Nick Rout wrote:
>> > On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 1:00 PM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> >> 2008-12-01 19:53:16 ERROR: Failed while running ffmpeg to re-encode
>> >> video. Command was ffmpeg -y -threads 2 -f s16le -ar 48000 -ac 2 -i
>> >> /tmp/work/1/audout -f rawvideo -pix_fmt yuv420p -s 480x480 -aspect
>> >> 1.33333 -r 29.97 -i /tmp/work/1/vidout -aspect 1.33333 -r 29.97 -croptop
>> >> 0 -cropright 0 -cropbottom 0 -cropleft 0 -s 720x480 -b 4771k -vcodec
>> >> mpeg2video -qmin 5 -qmax 31 -qdiff 31 -ab 192k -ar 48000 -acodec ac3 -f
>> >> dvd "/tmp/work/1/newfile2.mpg"
>> >
>> > Try running that command by hand as the same user that runs
>> > mytharchive and see if there is a more informative error message.
>> I just tried that and got:
>> Unknown input or output format: s161e
>> What is the -f option supposed to be?  And why would Myth be putting in
>> s161e if its not valid?
> My best guess is that your version of ffmpeg doesn't support s161e, but the
> MythArchive script expects it to have that support. What Linux distribution
> are you using, and from where did you install MythTV and ffmpeg? You might be
> able to fix things by removing your current ffmpeg and re-installing it from
> another source. It's also conceivable that you could get it working by
> installing a support package of some sort, but I don't know what package to
> suggest, offhand. (My knowledge of the tangled Web of audio and video codecs,
> and the packages that support them, is limited at best.)

much the same answer as mine. If this is myth/u buntu then enable the
medibuntu repos and apt-get install ffmpeg and libavcodec.

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