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

Paul Harrison mythtv at sky.com
Wed Mar 26 18:03:30 UTC 2014

On 26/03/14 13:28, Craig Treleaven wrote:
> At 12:36 PM +0000 3/26/14, Paul Harrison wrote:
>> On 26 Mar 2014 09:20, "Mark Perkins" 
>> <<mailto:perkins1724 at hotmail.com>perkins1724 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>  I'm confused... I thought it was a given that anyone with MythTV 
>>> had mythffmpeg.
>> The mythff* command line tools are optionally compiled depending on 
>> the ---enable-sdl option set in configure and requires  SDL to be 
>> installed.
>> Not to be confused with the ffmpeg libs which we always install.
> Sorry, but I don't think that's right.  I never enable SDL and 
> mythffmpeg is produced:

Ah! it must be just mythffplay that requires SDL and the --enable-sdl 
option that would make more sense :)

I know we didn't make any of the ffmpeg utils until Gavin added the 
option so we could be sure what command line options are available to us 
in mythffmpeg. I don't remember what version that was added in though.

Paul H.

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