[mythtv-users] mytharchivehelper fails to get thumbnails

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Aug 31 17:08:04 UTC 2006


John Drescher wrote:
> After installing the latest svn of mythtv and mytharchive I wanted to
> test the new fixes for the av synch problem. On the first test the
> archive terminated because of a problem creating a thumbnail for the
> first show. I am not even sure why it is creating the tumbnail as I am
> using the Compact theme that has no thumbnails. Anyways here is the
> progress log:
>
> # tail /tmp/logs/progress.log -n 50
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02 mythburn.py (0.1.20060828-1) starting up...
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02 Obtaining MythTV settings from MySQL database for
> hostname jmd1
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02 Obtaining date and time settings from MySQL
> database for hostname jmd1
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02 Processing Mythburn job number 1.
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02 Options - mediatype = 2, doburn = 1, createiso =
> 1, erasedvdrw = 1
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02           savefilename = ''
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02 Looking for:
> /usr/share/mythtv/mytharchive/themes/Compact/theme.xml
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02 Loading font 0, /usr/share/mythtv/FreeSans.ttf size 19
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02 Loading font 1, /usr/share/mythtv/FreeSans.ttf size 15
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02 Loading font 2, /usr/share/mythtv/FreeSans.ttf size 13
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02 wantIntro: 1, wantMainMenu: 1, wantChapterMenu:0,
> wantDetailsPage: 0
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02 Final DVD Video format will be ntsc
> 2006-08-31 01:09:02 There are 2 files to process
> 2006-08-31 01:09:04 Pre-processing file '2010_20060829145900.mpg' of
> type 'recording'
> 2006-08-31 01:09:04           Days of our Lives
> 2006-08-31 01:09:04 Video resolution is 720 by 480
> 2006-08-31 01:09:04 Pre-processing file '2010_20060830145900.mpg' of
> type 'recording'
> 2006-08-31 01:09:04           Days of our Lives
> 2006-08-31 01:09:04 Video resolution is 720 by 480
> 2006-08-31 01:09:04
> *************************************************************
> 2006-08-31 01:09:04 Processing file 2010_20060829145900.mpg of type recording
> 2006-08-31 01:09:04
> *************************************************************
> 2006-08-31 01:09:04 File type is 'mpeg'
> 2006-08-31 01:09:04 Video codec is 'mpeg2video'
> 2006-08-31 01:09:04 File has a cut list - running mythtrancode to
> remove unwanted segments
> 2006-08-31 01:10:55 Preferred audio languages aar and aar
> 2006-08-31 01:10:55 Video id: 0x1e0, Audio1: [1] 0x1c0 (MP2, N/A),
> Audio2: [-1] - 0x-1 (N/A, N/A)
> 2006-08-31 01:10:55 Splitting MPEG stream into audio and video parts
> 2006-08-31 01:10:55 Running: mythreplex --demux  --fix_sync -o
> /tmp/work/1/stream -v 224 -a 192 "/tmp/work/1/tmp"
> 2006-08-31 01:12:00 Extracting thumbnail image from
> /tmp/work/1/stream.mv2 at position 0
> 2006-08-31 01:12:00 Destination file /tmp/work/1/thumbnail.jpg
> 2006-08-31 01:12:38 ************************************************************
> 2006-08-31 01:12:38 ERROR: Failed while running mytharchivehelper to
> get thumbnails.
> Result: 256, Command was mytharchivehelper -t
> "/tmp/work/1/stream.mv2" '0' /tmp/work/1/thumbnail.jpg
> 2006-08-31 01:12:38 ************************************************************
> 2006-08-31 01:12:38
> 2006-08-31 01:12:39 Terminated
>
>   
Does the tail of the mythburn.log show anything different?
If not try manually running the command used with an extra '-v all' 
added to see if the output gives any clues as to why it failed.

mytharchivehelper -v all -t "/tmp/work/1/stream.mv2" '0' /tmp/work/1/thumbnail.jpg

Paul H.






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