[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg hang in background
micaelsilva at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 17:46:22 EEST 2018
On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 10:37 AM sailor-godkane <jimmy at dcode.eu> wrote:
> I am using ffmpeg in a big project for video/audio automated processing.
> Each project for processing requires lots of ffmpeg commands. Those
> are run by a daemon written in ObjC using GnuStep.
> Since it runs on the background i used -nostdin and -loglevel quiet for
> production use.
> To be sure i read everything on stdout and stderr to /dev/null but it
> not matter since the command does not output anything.
> Everything run fine except sometimes a ffmpeg command will hang and i
> understand why.
> Sometimes i can see a few % of cpu used by the commands but after hours it
> was still there.
> When it happens i have to shutdown my daemon and restart the processing.
> same command will then run fine and the process can be finished.
> Details of ffmpeg (compiled from source)
> ffmpeg version n4.0.2 Copyright (c) 2000-2018 the FFmpeg developers
> built with gcc 4.8 (SUSE Linux)
> configuration: --disable-programs --enable-ffprobe --enable-ffmpeg
> --enable-libx264 --enable-gpl --enable-shared --enable-pthreads
> --enable-libmp3lame --enable-pic
> libavutil 56. 14.100 / 56. 14.100
> libavcodec 58. 18.100 / 58. 18.100
> libavformat 58. 12.100 / 58. 12.100
> libavdevice 58. 3.100 / 58. 3.100
> libavfilter 7. 16.100 / 7. 16.100
> libswscale 5. 1.100 / 5. 1.100
> libswresample 3. 1.100 / 3. 1.100
> libpostproc 55. 1.100 / 55. 1.100
> System is :
> openSUSE 13.1 - 3.11.10-29-desktop
> The machine is a virtual one running on VMWare.
> The command that most often hangs is
> ffmpeg -nostdin -loglevel quiet -y -i front_slide_video.mov -an -r
> -c:v libx264 -preset slow -b:v 5000k -aspect 1.333333 -vf
> scale=640:480,pad=640:480:0:0:black front_slide_video-rescaled.mov
> But i had other commands hanging randomly as well so this is just a sample.
> Since this is completely random i have no way of testing it. The command
> that hang works fine if i run it manually and it runs fine most of the time
> when the daemon runs it.
> I upgraded from a version 2.X that was running on the previous major
> of my software. It's been a few years since i worked on it but i don't
> recall hangs back in the day with version 2.
> I had the same problem with 4.0.1 btw.
> Thanks for your help
I had similar problems since 4.0 version. I switched back to 3.4.4 and the
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