[mythtv-users] mythtranscode crashes on a .ts HD file

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 11:25:29 UTC 2019

On 14/01/2019 10:43, UB40D wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 at 17:45, Stefan Davids <mythtv at stefan.davids.uk.net 
> <mailto:mythtv at stefan.davids.uk.net>> wrote:
>     To use mythtranscode on h264 with a cutlist you need to use it in fifo
>     mode to output raw video which can then be transcoded by ffmpeg or
>     similar reading from the fifos.  Or generate the cutlist via mythutil
>     and just use ffmpeg directly to cut out those bits and concatenate it
>     together.
> Groan.
>     If you're familar with perl there's an example I use here at
>     http://git.netscum.org.uk/stefan/h264_fifo/src/master/transcode_perl or
>     there are many other examples in shell script or python around (at
>     least
>     two on the mythtv website).
> Thank you. I am not familiar with Perl and would understand more from a 
> shell or Python script. Which ones do you mean? I've done a bit of 
> searching of the website and there's a hodgepodge of scripts at 
> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Transcode_Video, none of which says clearly 
> whether it works for HD.
>     It seems almost impossible to get the cutting exactly right though for
>     h264 though.
> Pity. If it has to be such a faff I may give up on doing it on Linux and 
> may resort to Premiere, for the few things I really need to export for work.

I'm not sure what you really want.  Perhaps one of my scripts at


will suit, but they aren't simple drop-in replacements for 
mythtranscode.  Or maybe something using handbrake.

John P

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