[mythtv-users] Internal player crashes during HDTV playback on specific recordings

Darren Hart darren at dvhart.com
Mon Mar 2 08:07:36 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 12:00 AM, Darren Hart <darren at dvhart.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> wrote:
>> Darren Hart <darren at dvhart.com> says:
>>> I've noticed that the internal player crashes while playing a couple
>>> of my HD streams.
>> Corrupted stream. Switch decoders (from Standard to libmpeg, or vice
>> versa). You're probably on libmpeg; in my experience Standard (ffmpeg,
>> which is what mplayer uses) is more robust.
> Thanks for the tip, unfortunatley it still hangs.  I've tried Standard
> (ffmpeg) as well as limpeg2.  I haven't been able to find a log
> confirming which decoder is being used, so I can't say with a high
> degree of confidence that the changes I made were used.  Is that
> something I need to enable?

I ran the frontend from a terminal and I see logs of "mb damaged"
"slice mismatch" "ac-tx damaged" (got that from memory, may have
garbled it a bit) but I think that's sufficient to confirm your
corrupted stream theory.  Now.. what do I need to do to get myth to
output which decoder it's using?

Darren Hart

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