[mythtv-users] Mytharchive errors

Harry Devine lifter89 at comcast.net
Tue Dec 9 04:09:32 UTC 2008

Nick Rout wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I checked the space on /tmp and it's a 5 GB partition with 4.6 GB left.
>>  However, since you mentioned that it may need 2 or 3 times more space, I
>> decided to change the mytharchive directory to /storage/temp.  /storage is a
>> 500 GB drive where I keep my recordings, and it has about 450 GB left on it.
>>  I went through some of the settings and made the following changes:
>> 1) unchecked "Always use mythtranscode"
>> 2) checked "Use ProjectX"
>> 3) changed the mytharchive directory to be /storage/temp
>> When I run it again, I get the same errors.  I am attaching the mythburn.log
>> and progress.log files in case you'd care to peek at them.  2 things that I
>> noticed that seemed really weird was "Waiting for mythtranscode to create
>> the fifos" and "unknown encoder 'mpeg2video'".
> run
> ffmpeg -formats|less
> to see whether ffmpeg recognises the videocodec mpeg2video.
> (I hope you know how to use |less, it pipes the long output through a
> pager, hit <space> to page through, / to search.)
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Yep.  It sees it.  ffmpeg -formats shows the following for mpeg2video:
  E mpeg2video      MPEG2 video


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