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IceTV Guide for IceTV enabled PVRs => Windows 7 Media Center => Topic started by: csutak40 on April 03, 2016, 10:23:08 PM

Title: 7Flix
Post by: csutak40 on April 03, 2016, 10:23:08 PM
This is not an IceTV problem, I am just hoping that a guru here can shed light on what's going on.

I record some shows still on the Media Centre.  There is a method to my madness, take too long to explain here. 

Anyway, I then edit them with VideoReDo, because they are usually shows I keep, to be watched later in my "spare time".  One of these is The Amazing Race.  I thought I was having problems with VRD, but I am beginning to suspect that it is the Amazing Race that is the problem.

Every week when I want to edit it, VRD crashes.  Took me a while to realise that in only happens with this one show.  VRD tech support have been quite helpful suggesting all sorts of things to try, none of them work.
 
I have been getting an error message "LargeBufferMalloc:  no more memory"  Today (after fiddling with the settings, as per VRD's suggestions, I have a new error: "Graph abort in: Output muxer, error: FFmpeg muxer: error writing pocket" but still get the old one as well
All of which is all Greek to me
As this is the only show from 7Flix that I am recording through Media Center, I am wondering if that is the problem. 
FWIW, today, after it crashed several times, I accidentally forgot to change the extension when I was saving the edited version, so saved it as wtv, and that didn't crash.  I then tried again as mp4, and it crashed again
Title: Re: 7Flix
Post by: prl on April 04, 2016, 01:22:14 PM
Do any of the other SD MPEG4 broadcasts (e.g. TV4ME and RACING.COM) have the same problem? What about HD MPEG4 broadcasts like 9HD and TEN HD?
Title: Re: 7Flix
Post by: csutak40 on April 04, 2016, 04:42:36 PM
Do any of the other SD MPEG4 broadcasts (e.g. TV4ME and RACING.COM) have the same problem? What about HD MPEG4 broadcasts like 9HD and TEN HD?

What I will have to do (should have thought of it) is to make some test recordings for some of those. 

I have now set up a couple on 9HD and TEN HD, also another on 7flix, but would have to fiddle with the settings to include TV4ME and RACING.COM
Title: Re: 7Flix
Post by: prl on April 04, 2016, 08:02:43 PM
IceTV doesn't have an EPG for them so you'll  have to set up manual timers or do instant recordings.
Title: Re: 7Flix
Post by: Dave at IceTV on April 05, 2016, 01:31:01 PM
I find VRD v5 crashes too often when loading or editing mpeg-4 files. My solution is to use VRD v4 on files that crash v5.
Title: Re: 7Flix
Post by: csutak40 on April 10, 2016, 02:18:13 AM
I find VRD v5 crashes too often when loading or editing mpeg-4 files. My solution is to use VRD v4 on files that crash v5.

Hmm.  Is it possible to install both?

I am now utterly confused.  It (I discovered) has nothing to do with MediaCentre.  I recorded the last ep of the Amazing Race with Beyonwiz.  Same thing happened.  I also recorded another show on 7Flix - same problem. 

Also tried the Race Channel and TV4ME - same problem.  OTOH, recorded something on 9HD, that one was fine.

Only difference between the two - the Racing channel I got an error message as well as it telling me that it has crashed, with TV4Me, I just got a crash report.  Also, this time I didn't get an out of memory report, that I usually get with the Amazing Race

Also tried to use my laptop, instead of my desktop (as I sent one of the recordings to a friend, who also uses VRD v5 and he had no problems with it) same problem occurred. 
Incidentally, I have been saving things as mkv files and only just (at the suggestion of the above mentioned friend) changed to mpeg4
So,  I now know that the problem occurs with 7Flix, TV4Me and the Race channel, but I don't unserstand why, especially as my friend had no problem with it?
VRD, has been pretty good with answering my emails and making suggestions - asked me to send them the logs, but they must have given up, haven't heard from them since I've sent the last log.