[mythtv] Invalid pointer de-ref in NuppelVideoRecorder.cpp

David Engel david at istwok.net
Tue Dec 3 21:25:04 UTC 2019

On Wed, Dec 04, 2019 at 07:58:47AM +1100, Mark Spieth wrote:
> On 12/4/2019 3:20 AM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 8:09 AM Mark Kendall <mark.kendall at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > I'm not familiar with NuppelVideoRecorder  (though IMHO it should
> > > nuked/removed/deleted as soon as possible!).
> > As I recall, while the NuppleVideo container may have
> > been used by a few projects in the past, MythTV is
> > now closer to being the last one standing, and pointed
> > to as the definitive standard reference for others.
> > Which is not likely to be a good place to be.
> > 
> > I had thought at one point there were musings to
> > announce the end of support in some future
> > version, and at that announcement recommend
> > people convert to a different container format to
> > prepare (a container only copy should be fast,
> > although perhaps annoying if you have a lot
> > of such files), and remove the various support
> > for the container (sort of like how XvMC was
> > slowly removed).  But, of course, musings are
> > not a plan, but more like a consideration to
> > consider making a plan to make a plan.
> > 
> My recollection of nuppelvideo is that it was a low cpu software video
> encoder for analog video recording.

I think another advantage it had was support for built-in seek tables.
I could be wrong, though.  That was a long time ago.


> This is before the new fangled multi core cpus and GPUs that you get today
> and before DVB/ATSC was broadcast which does not require encoding at all.
> I still have an analog TV card or 2 here. No use any more of course and now
> you just buy an analog video usb devices which encode for you.
> Mark
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David Engel
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