[mythtv-users] BBC HD transcode using ffmpeg....what command line please

Steven Ellis steven at openmedia.co.nz
Tue Nov 4 22:23:53 UTC 2008

On 5/11/2008, at 10:01 AM, Another Sillyname wrote:

> 2008/11/4 Another Sillyname <anothersname at googlemail.com>:
>> Hi All
>> I want to do some transcoding of the BBC HD stream using ffmpeg and  
>> am
>> getting a problem......
>> Could anyone who has successfully transcoded thr BBC HD stream (with
>> an AC 3 sound stream) using either ffmpeg or mencoder please let me
>> know what command line you used.
>> With ffmpeg it's borking for me with a 'too many frames' error (I
>> can't remember the exact error message and the machines elsewhere).
>> Thanks in advance.
>> J
> The error message I'm getting is......
> number of reference frames exceeds max
> then
> av_interleaved_write_frame.....error opening file
> Any ideas anyone?

Can you provide some details on the build of ffmpeg you are using, and  
what distro it is on

A lot of the distro builds are still somewhat behind the current SVN  
tree and don't have full support for some of the HD streams.


Steven Ellis - Technical Director
OpenMedia Limited
email   - steven at openmedia.co.nz
website - http://www.openmedia.co.nz

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