[mythtv-users] Replacing mythtranscode command with a custom script

Jeremy Jones jeremy.dwain.jones at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 03:33:33 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 11:18 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>wrote:

> On 9/7/2011 23:44, Ronald Frazier wrote:
> >> Does anyone have experience doing this successfully?
> >>
> >> I changed the command on mine to run a custom transcoding script based
> on
> >> the 'transcode wrapper stub' from the wiki.  When this runs it spits out
> an
> >> error in the log files:
> >>
> >> 2011-09-05 17:07:53.291 transcode: Transcode Errored: "Between the
> Lions":
> >> Autodetect (exit status 0, job status was "Starting")
> >>
> >> The script however seems to have worked correctly.  Does anyone know
> what
> >> may be causing this error?
> > Although I haven't actually used it in quite a while, I did setup a
> > custom transcoding script under mythtv 0.22. As I recall, the problem
> > is that the transcoding job is responsible for updating the job status
> > information in the database.
> Funky.  Correct, but funky.
> https://github.com/MythTV/mythtv/blob/master/mythtv/libs/libmythtv/jobqueue.cpp#L2033
> > I also don't know if there is a better, more official way to do it,
> > but this has worked fine for me in the past.
> The Job class in the Python bindings provides cleaner access to these
> database attributes.  It does the same thing, but the SQL is
> automatically generated by changes made to the Job object, and it uses a
> persistent connect to the database rather than opening a new one for
> each command.  I've updated the stub on the wiki to perform the
> necessary change.

Great!  I copied in the two lines you added, and if I deciphered the code
correctly, I should be specifying the --jobid instead of --chanid %CHANID%
--starttime %STARTTIME%.

Is that correct?


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