[mythtv-users] CBS HD content suddenly doesn't play

Matthew Zimmerman mzimmerman at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 18:36:33 UTC 2009

Jacob,  I haven't noticed the issue lately (6 weeks?)  I'm not sure if
that helps you or not.  I haven't had to manually transcode a CBS show
in a while.  I've been recording primarily from channel 9 in
Washington, DC although sometimes channel 13 in Baltimore is used as


On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 8:04 PM, Jacob Steenhagen <jacob at steenhagen.us> wrote:
> Matthew Zimmerman wrote:
>> I've been having the same errors with CBS shows.  Not using xvmc in
>> the frontend plays them fine (with some skipping, not enough power!).
>> I've been transcoding them and then they'll play just fine.  If anyone
>> working on this issue wants specific output, just let me know and I'll
>> record another CBS show ;)
> Whatever the underlying issue is here, it just started biting me, too.
> Only on CBS recordings. I haven't found any other recordings exhibiting
> this behaviour. Like Matt, if I seek out the file on disk and play it in
> xine, it runs fine. If I select a playback profile that doesn't include
> XvMC, my machine desperately tries to play the file but just can't keep
> up. If I have a profile that contains XvMC, I get nothing back a black
> screen... if running mythfrontend from a console window, I get the...
> 2009-04-02 19:41:58.613 AFD Error: Unknown decoding
> error
> 2009-04-02 19:41:58.615 [mpegvideo_xvmc @ 0x51c69e0]get_buffer() failed
> (1 1073741824 2 (nil))
> ...errors over and over again. I'm really hoping for a solution to this
> as while I don't watch a lot of CBS shows, I watch enough that it's
> effecting me.
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