In windows media center, I'm recording programs with a Hauppauge
Colosus.Depending on the source (or whatever), it will create two types
of wtv files - (H264 + AC3) and (H264 + AAC).
In DTB, I've
created a profile that uses Mencoder directly to convert to AVI
(apparently, mencoder can now hande WTV (h264) files directly. I
downloaded the latest athlon build from here:
http://oss.netfarm.it/mplayer-win32.php). When an WTV file with AC3 is
encountered, no problem, mencoder runs and it converts to AVI, renames
the file and the profile completes as expected.
However, and this
is where I'm having a problem, when it encounters a WTV file with AAC,
things just seem to get hung up. I can see mencoder kicking off and
running its usual steps, but mencoder just seems to pause. It's still
running because I see it in task manager but it's just not doing work.
Since the profile was actually started, I know that throttling is not
the issue. It seems more like mencoder is stuck waiting for something or
something is blocking it. Because if I manually kill DVRMStoMPEG.exe in
task manager, then mencoder will all of a sudden start encoding. There
is something going on between DTB and mencoder, but only in the case
where AAC is in the source file. I think mencoder uses libfaac to deal
with AAC encoded files and somehow DTB does not like how this library is
being used. This is just a guess.
I'm hoping that Andy or someone else
can offer a tip on why this might be happening.
Using DTB 22.214.171.124 on Windows 7 32 bit, mencoder 33883 (athlon build from http://oss.netfarm.it/mplayer-win32.php)