Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#10768 closed Bug Report - General (fixed)

Unable to record with mpeg-4 software encoding

Reported by: ggervasio@… Owned by: danielk
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.26
Component: MythTV - General Version: Unspecified
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


With recent master (v0.26-pre-409-gc51c98a), I am unable to record with mpeg-4 software encoding. There are two issues:

  1. The recording profile codec settings are not loaded correctly, so the recorder defaults to RTjpeg:
2012-05-28 08:55:01.135476 I  TVRec(17): Starting Recorder
2012-05-28 08:55:01.167617 I  Using profile 'Default' to record
2012-05-28 08:55:01.167632 I  TVRec(17): rec->GetPathname(): '/home/mythtv/store
2012-05-28 08:55:01.168862 I  DTVRec(17): ResetForNewFile(void)
2012-05-28 08:55:01.218171 E  NVR(/dev/video0): Unknown video codec.  Please go into the TV Settings, Recording Profiles and setup the four 'Software Encoders' profiles.  Assuming RTjpeg for now.
2012-05-28 08:55:01.218210 E  NVR(/dev/video0): Unknown audio codec

Another symptom of the problem is that the video/audio codec settings in mythtv-setup "Recording Profiles" do not reflect what's in the database and changes do not appear to stick.

This problem appears to be due to settings changes in 84974039959d2372844a39a820ca4c7530df5a58. I'm not sure why, but the attached hack seems to make it work.

  1. With the codec settings loaded correctly, the recordings do not contain any video. This appears due to changes to use new ffmpeg API. The second patch makes it work.

Attachments (2)

settings_profile-v0.26-pre-409-gc51c98a.patch (1.1 KB) - added by ggervasio@… 9 years ago.
hack for recording profile settings
av_encode-v0.26-pre-409-gc51c98a.patch (682 bytes) - added by ggervasio@… 9 years ago.
fix mpeg-4 video encode

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Change History (5)

Changed 9 years ago by ggervasio@…

hack for recording profile settings

Changed 9 years ago by ggervasio@…

fix mpeg-4 video encode

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by danielk

Milestone: unknown0.26
Owner: set to danielk
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Daniel Kristjansson <danielk@…>

In 3a086e3dbd18c9147202a299fc1c080c282f37e6/mythtv:

Refs #10768. Allow ComboBoxSetting::SetDBValue() to set a value for a not yet loaded selection list.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Gregorio Gervasio, Jr <ggervasio@…>

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

In fe6e4df0fdaf976ee235c912f7a167a1eb8e80d0/mythtv:

Fixed libavcodec video encoding.

Fixes #10768

Signed-off-by: Gavin Hurlbut <ghurlbut@…>

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