[mythtv-users] Transcoding giving weird results

Christopher X. Candreva chris at westnet.com
Tue Dec 7 16:33:18 UTC 2010

On Mon, 6 Dec 2010, Christopher X. Candreva wrote:

> I think this is related to a post I made Friday. My recorded Bones from that 
> night wouldn't play in the internal player, but would in mplayer.
> It's starting to look like sometime last week (I'm trying to nail down the 
> date), transcoding of anything remotely HD is failing in one of 2 ways
> Either it's like that Bones, where only a single image stays up on the 
> screen at any one time, or it plays but very slowly with audio too low (like 
> a 45 played at -- 16, not even 33) 
> The frame problem goes away in mplayer, but the slow audio is present in 
> mplayer.
> THe transcoder options are mpeg4 codec, 1109 bitrate, 2 max qual, 15 min 
> qual (which seems weird but I don't think I changed this), 3 max qual 
> different between frames. Scale bitrate, enable high-quality, and enabel 4mv 
> are all checked.
> Audio options are MP3, 32k sampling rate, 7 mp3 qual, 90% volume
> This is a Fedora 14 i386 backend, Myth installed from atrpms.
> Transcoding was done on the backend.

And I should have added, the tuner is a HD Homrun.

Chris Candreva  -- chris at westnet.com -- (914) 948-3162
WestNet Internet Services of Westchester

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