[MPlayer-users] mencoder crashes kernel

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Apr 23 17:50:46 CEST 2006

On Fri, Jan 13, 2006 at 12:36:28PM -0700, Duane Evenson wrote:
> My kernel crashes whenever I run mencoder. It may not crash right away,
> not even while mencoder is still running, but it crashes soon.
> My mencoder command is:
> mencoder -tv
> driver=v4l2:buffersize=300:alsa:width=640:height=480:norm=NTSC:chanlist=us-cable:channel=8:audiorate=48000 
> tv:// -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:v4mv -vf crop=608:464:16:6,pp=lb
> -oac mp3lame -lameopts q=2 -quiet -endpos 60 -o test.avi;
> The problem started after I upgraded from 2.4.20 to 2.6.x (I've tried
> x=11, 12, 13, and 14). The problem presents using Fedora 4 precompiled
> kernels as well as my own compiled kernels. I'm currently using MEncoder
> dev-Fedora-GS-CVS-050904-14:36-4.0.1, and bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17). I have
> a mostly Redhat Fedora 4 system.

This is either a hardware problem or a kernel bug. More likely the
latter since it happened after upgrading. It is completely impossible
for an MEncoder bug to cause the kernel to crash.


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