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Bug #5308

libav x264 transcoding broken on ubuntu 14.04 builds

Added by Nicholas Oldroyd over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
Fixed
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Streaming
Target version:
-
Start date:
2018-11-01
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Found in version:
4.2.7-17~g45cc65a
Affected Versions:

Description

It seems that currently x264 transcoding is broken on ubuntu Trusty due to older avconv in libav-tools.

Log when trying to transcode:

2018-11-01 08:51:55.067 transcode: 0039: 1:MPEG2VIDEO 1920x1080 > H264 1280x720 (libx264)
2018-11-01 08:51:55.067 transcode: 0039: 2:AC3 > AAC (libfdk_aac)
2018-11-01 08:51:55.314 transcode: 0039: Using preset medium
2018-11-01 08:51:55.314 libav: Undefined constant or missing '(' in 'high'
2018-11-01 08:51:55.314 libav: Unable to parse option value "high"
2018-11-01 08:51:55.314 libav: Error setting option profile to value high.
2018-11-01 08:51:55.314 transcode: 0039: Unable to open libx264 encoder
2018-11-01 08:52:00.114 libav: Using AVStream.codec to pass codec parameters to muxers is deprecated, use AVStream.codecpar instead.
2018-11-01 08:52:00.114 libav: track 0: codec frame size is not set

If you are still providing Trusty builds maybe this can be fixed? I know it used to work on trusty, but it's actually been broken for several months now. I'm not sure exactly what version update broke it though.

History

#1

Updated by asnail boy1 about 4 years ago

Nicholas Oldroyd wrote:

It seems that currently x264 transcoding is broken on ubuntu Trusty due to older avconv in libav-tools.

Log when trying to transcode:

2018-11-01 08:51:55.067 transcode: 0039: 1:MPEG2VIDEO 1920x1080 > H264 1280x720 (libx264)
2018-11-01 08:51:55.067 transcode: 0039: 2:AC3 > AAC (libfdk_aac)
2018-11-01 08:51:55.314 transcode: 0039: Using preset medium
2018-11-01 08:51:55.314 libav: Undefined constant or missing '(' in 'high'
2018-11-01 08:51:55.314 libav: Unable to parse option value "high"
2018-11-01 08:51:55.314 libav: Error setting option profile to value high.
2018-11-01 08:51:55.314 transcode: 0039: Unable to open libx264 encoder
2018-11-01 08:52:00.114 libav: Using AVStream.codec to pass codec parameters to muxers is deprecated, use AVStream.codecpar instead.
2018-11-01 08:52:00.114 libav: track 0: codec frame size is not set

If you are still providing Trusty builds maybe this can be fixed? I know it used to work on trusty, but it's actually been broken for several months now. I'm not sure exactly what version update broke it though.

any quick fix for this? i'm on bionic

#2

Updated by Nicholas Oldroyd about 4 years ago

Oh, is it broken on bionic too? I thought it was due to older ffmpeg in trusty, but maybe there is more to this issue.

x264 transcoding is kind of important for streaming remotely as the alternative codecs like x265 and vp8 are not very usable in my testing.

#3

Updated by asnail boy1 about 4 years ago

Nicholas Oldroyd wrote:

Oh, is it broken on bionic too? I thought it was due to older ffmpeg in trusty, but maybe there is more to this issue.

x264 transcoding is kind of important for streaming remotely as the alternative codecs like x265 and vp8 are not very usable in my testing.

I'm on Bionic and i just built with the guide and apt-get install tvheadend

so in it's default install (which most people will do) I get this error:

2018-11-16 12:57:13.503 subscription: 02A2: "192.168.x.xxx [ xxxx | Kodi Media Center ]" subscribing on channel "BBC NEWS HD", weight: 100, adapter: "0", network: "SKY", mux: "11024H", provider: "BSkyB", service: "BBC NEWS HD", profile="webtv-h264-aac-matroska", hostname="192.168.xxxx", username="xxxx", client="Kodi Media Center" 
2018-11-16 12:57:14.693 transcode: 0006: 1:H264 1920x1080 ==> H264 682x384 (libx264)
2018-11-16 12:57:14.693 transcode: 0006: 2:DVBSUB ==> Filtered
2018-11-16 12:57:14.693 transcode: 0006: 3:TELETEXT ==> Filtered
2018-11-16 12:57:14.693 transcode: 0006: 4:AC3 ==> Passthrough
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: SPS unavailable in decode_picture_timing
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: decode_slice_header error
2018-11-16 12:57:15.627 libav: no frame!
2018-11-16 12:57:15.656 libav: mmco: unref short failure
2018-11-16 12:57:15.656 transcode: 0006: Using preset faster
2018-11-16 12:57:15.656 libav: Undefined constant or missing '(' in 'high'
2018-11-16 12:57:15.656 libav: Unable to parse option value "high" 
2018-11-16 12:57:15.656 libav: Error setting option profile to value high.
2018-11-16 12:57:15.656 transcode: 0006: Unable to open libx264 encoder
#4

Updated by asnail boy1 about 4 years ago

(just the last bit is relevant)

#5

Updated by Jaroslav Kysela about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fixed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Applied in changeset commit:tvheadend|55acbe1cf95c565d8bf3f76560cb8d4633f90c5a.

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