Recording Streams Button not working

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Recording Streams Button not working

Postby Fernseher » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:58 pm

Hi there,

I use SMPLayer with DVB-C.
It works fine, very very well.
But, the recording button at the buttom is just grey, I cannot click on it....
Ho do you enable the "start recording button"?

Software used:
SMPlayer 17.11.0
mpv 0.25.0

( MPlayer-1.2.r37916 is installed, but I use mpv currently )
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Re: Recording Streams Button not working

Postby rvm » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:32 pm

This option is disabled by default because it only works with a very few file formats and it may not work as expected.

To enable it, you need to edit smplayer.ini, search for capture_directory and set it to the folder where you want the capture file to be saved.
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Re: Recording Streams Button not working

Postby Fernseher » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:08 pm

I´ve now set capture_directory and the button is available now.
But..... when hitting the button I just get unknown property: ´stream-capture´

Shouldn´t a stream that can be played always be able to get saved to disk?

Wait, could this be solved by switching from mpv to mplayer. I´ll try that.

Thanks
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Re: Recording Streams Button not working

Postby rvm » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:29 pm

It seems mpv now has this option --record-file:

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--record-file=<file>
Record the current stream to the given target file. The target file will always be overwritten without asking.

This remuxes the source stream without reencoding, which makes this a highly fragile and experimental feature. It's entirely possible that this writes files which are broken, not standards compliant, not playable with all players (including mpv), or incomplete.

The target file format is determined by the file extension of the target filename. It is recommended to use the same target container as the source container if possible, and preferring Matroska as fallback.

Seeking during stream recording, or enabling/disabling stream recording during playback, can cut off data, or produce "holes" in the output file. These are technical restrictions. In particular, video data or subtitles which were read ahead can produce such holes, which might cause playback problems with various players (including mpv).
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