[mythtv-users] mythcommflag --rebuild and xvid avi's

Steve Smith st3v3.sm1th at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 13:54:48 UTC 2008

On 24/01/2008, Marc Sherman <msherman at projectile.ca> wrote:
> James Hood wrote:
> >
> > I've written a userjob script to convert an mpeg2 recording file to a
> > compressed xvid avi file and modify the myth database with the new
> filename,
> > but I'm running into problems using mythcommflag to rebuild the seek
> table.
> > mythcommflag (0.20.2 version) segfaults when I run it. I turned on the
> "-v
> > all" option, and the output seems to indicate the file is recognized as
> > mpeg4 and the seek table rebuild part completes before the segfault, but
> > fastforward and rewind while watching the recording (via the "Watch
> > Recordings" player) seems very broken, which leads me to suspect
> something
> > didn't go right in the seek table rebuild.
> I've not seen the segfault problem, but I do see very bad results
> running mythcommflag on xvid AVI files; fast forward or rewind ends up
> with a partially painted frame for a few seconds, with parts of the
> frame retained from before the FF/RW, until it hits the next keyframe.
> Is that the same failure mode you're seeing?
> I wonder if anyone can comment about this possibly having been fixed in
> trunk already? (I'm also using 0.20.2)
> - Marc
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Ditto Marc's comments I'm afraid!
Somewhere it was mentioned that mythtranscode can also redo the seek table,
maybe worth a try?

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