[mythtv-users] Transcode problems

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 15:11:30 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 7:07 AM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> I have a self-built 0.22.
> I am trying to rip and transcode DVDs.  I've never tried transcoding with
> myth; I've always done this manually with mencoder, so I figured this was a
> good opportunity to get up to speed on Myth transcoding.  I apparently have
> some cruft left over in the database as the transcode job is failing:
> 06:36:16: launching job: job dvd 1 1 2 0 -1 /data20/mythtv/movies/Australia
> 06:36:54: transcode command will be: 'transcode -i
> /data20/mythtv/tmp/Australia/vob/ -g 720x480 -M 2 -y xvid,null -o /dev/null
> --log_no_color -R 1,twopass.log'
> 06:36:54: job thread beginning to rip dvd title
> 06:58:49: job thread finished ripping dvd title
> 06:58:53: Error: Exiting runTranscode(1) transcode exit code: 252
> I symlinked /usr/local/bin/mythtranscode to transcode (for some reason using
> mythtranscode in the Setup options didn't take).

transcode and mythtranscode are two different programs-- this is why
you are having problems.  You need the *actual* transcode program,
something from the 1.0 or 1.1 versions.


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