[MPlayer-users] Running mencoder result PC freeze (issue report)

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Apr 4 22:55:00 CEST 2005

On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 02:53:14AM -0700, Paul wrote:
> Hi. I got some problems trying to record from tunner.
> Details follow.
> Paul.
> Issue type: Hard Crash (the computer locks completely
> and it needs the Reset button to reboot the pc)
> It crashes usualy after few minutes or seconds.
> I noticed that this happens only on bigger video
> resolutions.

This is almost always caused by overclocking, but if it only happens
with tv capture (and not encoding from a file) it might be
hardware/driver problems with v4l. In any case it's not an mencoder
issue. But I can recommend one thing: try encoding from a file instead
of from v4l2, and if it still happens, you KNOW for certain you have
fauly hardware (overclocked cpu, bad ram, etc..)


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