[mythtv-users] Could not open decoder error on some videos
andrewjwilkinson at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 09:25:55 UTC 2018
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at 01:04, Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 03/10/2018 05:08 PM, Andrew Wilkinson wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I recently upgraded to MythTV 29 and mostly it’s worked fine, but one
> issue that I have is some of my videos (not recordings) don’t play any
> more. There is a black “Please wait” screen then it goes back to the menu
> with a “Could not open decoder” error message. I’ve included the relevant
> log lines from the frontend below.
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:05.805560 I TV::TV(): Creating TV object
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:06.043987 N Suspending idle timer
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:06.064876 I TV::Init(): Created TvPlayWindow.
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:06.186015 I TV::HandleStateChange(): Attempting to
> change from None to WatchingVideo
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:06.783428 N AudioPlayer: Enabling Audio
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:07.722608 I AFD: codec AAC has 2 channels
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:07.726779 I AFD: Opened codec 0x2f17af0, id(AAC)
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:07.770945 I DOMX:0 Installed h264_mp4toannexb filter
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:07.793047 E AFD: Could not open codec 0x2f14600,
> id(H264) type(Video) ignoring. reason Invalid data found when processing
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:07.793155 E Couldn't open decoder for: myth://Videos@tv/Kids/Chuggington/Series
> 4/S4E15 Snow Patrol.mp4
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:07.793206 E Player(0): Unable to open video file.
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:07.793220 E playCtx: StartPlaying() Failed to start
> > 2018-03-10 22:03:07.793259 C TV::StartPlayer(): Failed to create player.
> > It seems to be saying that the file is invalid, but it plays correctly
> other players, and MythTV 0.28. Is anyone aware of any changes that might
> have caused this? Is there anything I can do to get these files to play? I
> was considering reencoding them, but I’d rather not reencode already
> encoded files.
> > Thanks is advance for any help,
> > Andrew
> > _______________________________________________
> Let me know what playback profile you are using.
> There are some problems of this type on Master and I have made a fix for
> them, but I was not aware of this on version 29
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Thanks for the reply Peter. This is running on my Raspberry Pi, and I'm
using the OpenMax High Quality profile.
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