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

Julián Nuñez julian at proteger.org.ar
Fri Apr 8 02:02:58 CEST 2005

D Richard Felker III wrote:

>On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 02:53:14AM -0700, Paul wrote:
>>Hi. I got some problems trying to record from tunner.
>>Details follow.
>>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
>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..)
Or maybe a bad cooler...
Try, after a crash, to look at CPU temp in BIOS, if it's coming down, it 
usually means the crash was because temperature.


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