[mythtv-users] Surprise: cannot play some recordings in VLC
jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Jan 26 02:39:42 UTC 2011
On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 09:31:28PM -0500, Calvin Harrigan wrote:
> I haven't been able to play any recordings mythtv has made in VLC
> since 0.21 or so. Something changed. I think mythtv started
> tagging the files as TS files and VLC balks at that for some reason.
Nope. Don't think so. I just tested a couple of recordings against
0.23 and all was well. The first HDPVR and HDHR recordings I tried worked
flawlessly. Infact, I used to make a habit of playing badly recorded OTA
recordings with my external player.
I use the release source tarballs (0.23).
> I record from and HDHR and a PVR250. The only thing that plays them,
> as far as I know, is media player classic and of course
> On 1/25/2011 8:42 PM, Brian K Boonstra wrote:
> >Lately I've been playing my recordings in VLC rather than the frontend (basically due to bug 9223), and it has been working fine. I use mythlink.pl, find the show I want to watch, and go.
> >This weekend I recorded (off US broadcast TV) the NFL games, though, and VLC will not play them. MythFrontend _can_ play them so clearly the files are not corrupted, or at least not fatally so.
> >FWIW, I include below what VLC says about the file (and I'll note I am somewhat surprised at 720p rather than 1080i for a high-profile US broadcast). Has anyone ever encountered a recorded broadcast the VLC won't play? Is there some extension I need?
> > -Brian
> >(Stream 1)
> >Type: Video
> >Orig ID: 49
> >Codec: MPEG-1/2 video (mpgv)
> >Resolution: 1280x720
> >Frame Rate: 119.880120
> >(Stream 2)
> >Type: Audio
> >Orig ID: 52
> >Codec: A52 (aka AC3) (a52 )
> >Language: English
> >Channels: 3F2R/LFE
> >Sample Rate: 48000 Hz
> >Bitrate: 448kb/s
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