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Mediatomb dies when trying to transcode


  • Anonymous

    I just setup mediatomb because my current DLNA server doesn't support transcoding very well.
    Mediatomb works fine for direct-stream files, but when I enable transcoding it dies every time I open a file.

    In standard mode, nothing was written to the log file, so I tried debug mode. This is the output beginning from the moment I tried to open a file:

    2012-08-05 04:07:56   DEBUG: [../src/web_callbacks.cc:72] create_request_handler(): Filename: /content/media/object_id/15/res_id/0/ext/file.mkv, Path: (null)
    2012-08-05 04:07:56   DEBUG: [../src/file_request_handler.cc:345] open(): start
    2012-08-05 04:07:56   DEBUG: [../src/file_request_handler.cc:360] open(): full url (filename): /content/media/object_id/15/res_id/0/ext/file.mkv, parameters: object_id/15/res_id/0/ext/file.mkv
    2012-08-05 04:07:56   DEBUG: [../src/file_request_handler.cc:370] open(): Opening media file with object id 15
    2012-08-05 04:07:56   DEBUG: [../src/file_request_handler.cc:506] open(): path: /pub/elements/TV/Fringe/Season 4/Fringe.S04E01.720p.HDTV.X264-DIMENSION.mkv
    2012-08-05 04:07:56   DEBUG: [../src/file_request_handler.cc:519] open(): fetching resource id 0
    2012-08-05 04:07:56   DEBUG: [../src/file_request_handler.cc:671] open(): Adding content disposition header: Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="Fringe.S04E01.720p.HDTV.X264-DIMENSION.mkv"
    2012-08-05 04:07:56   DEBUG: [../src/singleton.cc:73] registerSingleton(): registering new singleton... - 9 -> 10

    After that the process is killed with exit code 139. When running with the daemon it's restarted, only to die again whenever I try to open a file.

    This is how I enabled "transcoding" in my config.xml (I'm using a null transcoder which simply copies everything here, because the more complicated one didn't work and I was trying to find the simplest thing which doesn't work):

      <transcoding enabled="yes">
          <transcode mimetype="video/*" using="panasonic" />
          <profile name="panasonic" enabled="yes" type="external">
            <agent command="mencoder" arguments="%in -oac copy -ovc copy -o %out" />
            <buffer size="2097152" chunk-size="524288" fill-size="1048576" />

    Any ideas?