[mythtv-users] show pops up End of Recording but plays through Mythweb

Ian Evans dheianevans at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 02:22:12 UTC 2012

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:19 PM Ian Evans <dheianevans at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM, HP-mini <blm-ubunet at slingshot.co.nz> wrote:
>> On Sat, 2012-11-03 at 19:37 -0400, Ian Evans wrote:
>>> Wanted to watch a show that's been transcoded to mp4, a user job we
>>> use frequently.
>>> However, when we go to play this particular episode with Watch
>>> Recordings, it plays about a second and then kicks up the End of
>>> Recording, Delete It Save It screen, so we can't play the episode.
>>> It's a 1.2 gig file.
>>> Out of curiosity, I went mythweb and was able to get the episode
>>> playing with the flowplayer.
>>> Why would it play in Mythweb and not the internal player? Again, this
>>> transcode job has been used successfully hundreds of time since 2011.
>>> When I go to play the episode with the internal player, this is what pops up:
>>> Nov  3 19:34:44 buster mythlogserver: mythfrontend[23641]: I
>>> CoreContext tv_play.cpp:403 (StartTV) TV: Entering main playback loop.
>>> Nov  3 19:34:44 buster mythlogserver: mythfrontend[23641]: I
>>> CoreContext mythrender_vdpau.cpp:588 (CheckOutputSurfaces) VDPAU:
>>> Added 2 output surfaces (total 4, max 4) and then the End of Recording
>>> message pops up.
>> Does your user job rebuild the seektable?
> yes, it does. unfortunately, looking at the logs, both the original
> recording and the transcoded version errored out with
> mythcommflag[27412]: E Decoder avformatdecoder.cpp:4297
> (ProcessAudioPacket) AFD: Unknown audio decoding error

Sigh...okay, the same thing happened today, this time on a show that
commflagged ok and I even ran commflag again to be sure. One second in
to a 1 gig file and "end of recording" popped up. Both times it's a
show from the same channel. I just tried pulling the file in VLC and
it ran fine, so no idea why myth's internal player would have a
problem with it. As I said I've been using this handbrake job since
April 2011. Hundreds of recordings have worked with it, so not sure
why these two would fail.

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