Sunday, July 26, 2009

How certain characters in your movie path will cause transcode 360 to fail

Often it seems when people use MyMovies to rip a new movie, MM will put () characters in the path. For Example: \\MC-Machine/Movies/IronMan (Widescreen Edition)
might be the path MM creates for your movie. Transcode 360 seems to have issues with the () characters. There may be other characters to watch out for. The () is what I hear about most often. If you get an error like what is posted below (from the log file) try changing the path to eliminate the non-alpha characters. In this case change IronMan (Widescreen Edition) to just IronMan.

When you go to play it you get an error and see something like this in the T360 log file:

7/26/2009 4:21:42 PM Starting Transcode360 service ( 4:21:42 PM Loaded configuration settings7/26/2009 4:21:42 PM Service is ready to accept requests7/26/2009 4:25:07 PM Transcode360 SAO ( created7/26/2009 4:25:07 PM Transcoding from beginning7/26/2009 4:25:07 PM Starting transcoding process7/26/2009 4:25:08 PM *VRB* Retrieving source stats: -v -oac copy -ovc copy -o "" dvd://1 -dvd-device "\\MC-Machine\Movies\IronMan ‑ (Widescreen Collection)\VIDEO_TS"7/26/2009 4:25:08 PM *VRB* Output: 'MEncoder Sherpya-SVN-r29355-4.5.0 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team113 audio & 234 video codecsConfiguration: --extra-cflags=-I/c/Work/mplayer/live --prefix=/usr --enable-static --enable-md5sum --enable-menu --disable-vdpau --disable-vidix --disable-sdl --enable-caca --enable-gl --enable-matrixview --enable-freetype --enable-png --enable-mng --enable-jpeg --enable-gif --enable-tga --enable-mad --enable-tv --enable-theora --disable-dvb --disable-dvbhead --enable-libamr_nb --enable-libamr_wb --enable-runtime-cpudetectioninit_freetypeget_path('font/font.desc') -> 'C:/Program Files/Transcode360/Wrappers/MEncoderTranscoder/mplayer/font/font.desc'Bitmap font C:/Program Files/Transcode360/Wrappers/MEncoderTranscoder/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)Using MMX (with tiny bit MMX2) Optimized OnScreenDisplayget_path('fonts') -> 'C:/Program Files/Transcode360/Wrappers/MEncoderTranscoder/mplayer/fonts'WINSOCK2 init: 0URL: dvd://1
Exiting...'7/26/2009 4:25:08 PM *VRB* MEncoderTranscoder loaded7/26/2009 4:25:08 PM *VRB* VLCTranscoder loaded7/26/2009 4:25:08 PM *VRB* Using optimal resolutions7/26/2009 4:25:08 PM Spawning: "C:\Program Files\Transcode360\Wrappers\MEncoderTranscoder\mencoder.exe" -quiet -delay 0.2 -oac lavc -srate 48000 -af lavcresample=48000 -of mpeg -mpegopts format=dvd -o "C:\Users\Public\Transcode360\TranscodeBuffer\How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days ‑ (Widescreen Collection).360" -ovc copy dvd://1 -dvd-device "
\\MC-Machine\Movies\IronMan ‑ (Widescreen Collection)\VIDEO_TS"7/26/2009 4:25:23 PM *ERR* Transcoding error:7/26/2009 4:25:23 PM *ERR* Cannot get Console handle of stdout
WARNING: OUTPUT FILE FORMAT IS _MPEG_. See -of help.No such file or directorylibdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.10 for DVD accesslibdvdread: Can't stat
\\MC-Machine\Movies\IronMan - (Widescreen Collection)\VIDEO_TSlibdvdread: Could not open \\MC-Machine\Movies\IronMan - (Widescreen Collection)\VIDEO_TSCouldn't open DVD device: \\MC-Machine\Movies\IronMan - (Widescreen Collection)\VIDEO_TS (Bad file descriptor)No stream found to handle url dvd://1Cannot open file/device.

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