[mythtv-users] K9copy error on 4:3 material
mark_oliver at java2000.com
Thu May 31 23:06:36 UTC 2007
Michelle Dupuis wrote:
> I realize this is straying a bit from pure mythtv questions, but
> k9copy seems to be the dvd archiving tool of choice...so here I go.
> I'm launching k9copy from mythtv, to make an ISo from my dvd. The
> transfer starts but then aborts with an error:
> ERR: widescreen conversion should not be set to either noletterbox or
> nopanscan for 4:3 source material
> Does anyone have a workaround / solution?
I do not use K9Copy, and what follows may or may not have any bearing on
your situation or be of any help to you, but I ran into a similar issue
in making episode discs with tovid. 'makexml' would create a dvd file
structure which included repeated instances of the line: <video
widescreen="nopanscan" /> This was rejected by 'makedvd' or dvdshrink,
I cannot remember which. Anyway, I used a sed command to change those
to: <video /> I believe this is an issue in dvdauthor, but I could not
find anything about it after searching both tovid and dvdauthor (that
was several months ago, so a new search may prove more fruitful).
For your purposes, I would suggest, as did someone else, that you use
MythDVD. If you do not want to do that or you want to use K9Copy, for
whatever reason, then the following info may help:
K9Copy needs to create a new dvd structure, which AFAIK should be
contained in an xml file. You will want to run the following command on
that file: sed 's/video widescreen="nopanscan"/video/g'
name_of_file_created_by_K9Copy.xml >> new_name.xml
(Replace "nopanscan" with "noletterbox" if the latter is included in the
file). The best method would be to change the script run by K9Copy to
insert the above command after creating the xml file and before building
the dvd (otherwise, you will have to use another program(s) to create
the dvd and iso). You will also have to remove the original xml file
and rename the new file with the original file name. There is probably
a cleaner way of doing that, but I am hacking with limited skills, okay,
extremely limited skills.
Not sure if that helps. I am probably just giving a lot of mice a
workout on scurrying to the delete button. I would reiterate the
suggestion of using MythDVD. The only reason I am still using tovid
with a workaround rather than MythArchive is that I upgraded MythTV in
the middle of the tv season, and I did not want to mess with learning a
new method until I had more time to muddle through my expected errors.
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