[mythtv-users] Intermittent grey preview, recording won't play

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Tue Mar 25 21:46:03 UTC 2014

On 25/03/14 21:17, John Pilkington wrote:
> On 25/03/14 21:05, Keith Edmunds wrote:
>> On Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:31:17 +1030, perkins1724 at hotmail.com said:
>>> Can you find the two actual recordings and in a terminal for each do:
>>> mythffmpeg -i xxxx_xxxxxxxxxxxx.mpg
>>> And post the results?
>> The recording that fails to play: http://pastebin.com/LUGEy80K
>> The recording that does play: http://pastebin.com/rUnqNqib
>>> Have you tried playing the non working file in a
>>> different program, ie mplayer?
>> Yes (sorry, should have mentioned this before): mplayer plays the file
>> without problem.
>> Thanks,
>> Keith
> Does  mythfrontend -O FFMPEGTS=1  work?

I think that will only work if you have ffmpeg installed, and I notice 
that your pastebin posts are all with mythffmpeg.

The simple workaround is to ensure that you stop recording /before/ cbbc 
goes off air at 7 pm.



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