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

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Wed Mar 26 09:22:46 UTC 2014

On 26/03/14 06:58, Keith Edmunds wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:46:03 +0000, J.Pilk at tesco.net said:
>>> Does  mythfrontend -O FFMPEGTS=1  work?
> Yes, thank you.
>> I think that will only work if you have ffmpeg installed, and I notice
>> that your pastebin posts are all with mythffmpeg.
> I installed mythffmpeg specifically to create those pastebin posts
> because I was asked to post the output of "mythffmpeg -i
> xxxx_xxxxxxxxxxxx.mpg". I had ffmpeg installed on the back end, and I've
> now installed it on the front end.
>> The simple workaround is to ensure that you stop recording /before/ cbbc
>> goes off air at 7 pm.
> Thanks - at least that explains why I have the problem. I typically record
> from five minutes before until ten minutes after a program, so I will need
> specific rules for CBBC if I want the previews generated correctly (or is
> there an easier way?)

Well, you may be able to use the FFMPEGTS=1 trick as standard, or make 
new rules to cover part-time channels, or perhaps cut the existing 
recording using dd followed by mythcommflag --rebuild, or ... :-)

The URL I posted earlier seems to go to the first post in a longish 
thread, which perhaps didn't look relevant.  This may be a better 
starting point:


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