PeerTube Transcoding Error (FFMPEG related, probably)


I have been running my PeerTube instance for a while now, with no major trouble. However, the other day when I updated to PeerTube 3.0.1 via Yunohost, I noticed some errors around FFMPEG not being able to be upgraded (didn’t sound great…). The server came through otherwise fine though, and it looked like everything was working…until I tried adding new video content to the server. Now, every single video is stuck in a perpetual state of “transcoding”, and it’s failing in the background with the following error:

error[2/6/2021, 11:09:58 PM] Error in transcoding job.

“stdout”: “”,
“stderr”: “ffmpeg version 3.2.15-0+deb9u2 Copyright © 2000-2020 the FFmpeg developers\n built with gcc 6.3.0 (Debian 6.3.0-18+deb9u1) 20170516\n configuration: --prefix=/usr --extra-version=0+deb9u2 --toolchain=hardened --libdir=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu --incdir=/usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu --enable-gpl --disable-stripping --enable-avresample --enable-avisynth --enable-gnutls --enable-ladspa --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libbs2b --enable-libcaca --enable-libcdio --enable-libebur128 --enable-libflite --enable-libfontconfig --enable-libfreetype --enable-libfribidi --enable-libgme --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopenmpt --enable-libopus --enable-libpulse --enable-librubberband --enable-libshine --enable-libsnappy --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libssh --enable-libtheora --enable-libtwolame --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwavpack --enable-libwebp --enable-libx265 --enable-libxvid --enable-libzmq --enable-libzvbi --enable-omx --enable-openal --enable-opengl --enable-sdl2 --enable-libdc1394 --enable-libiec61883 --enable-chromaprint --enable-frei0r --enable-libopencv --enable-libx264 --enable-shared\n libavutil 55. 34.101 / 55. 34.101\n libavcodec 57. 64.101 / 57. 64.101\n libavformat 57. 56.101 / 57. 56.101\n libavdevice 57. 1.100 / 57. 1.100\n libavfilter 6. 65.100 / 6. 65.100\n libavresample 3. 1. 0 / 3. 1. 0\n libswscale 4. 2.100 / 4. 2.100\n libswresample 2. 3.100 / 2. 3.100\n libpostproc 54. 1.100 / 54. 1.100\n/home/ No such file or directory\n”

Any idea on how to fix this? Should I just SSH into the server and uninstall/reinstall FFMPEG? Thanks!

Hi @hexydes,

Linking to FFMPEG Error during 3.0.1 update causes transcoding to fail · Issue #199 · YunoHost-Apps/peertube_ynh · GitHub where you’ve also reported the issue (good idea by the way).

Haven’t upgraded to 3.0.1 yet so not sure how to help on this one…

Thank you! I wasn’t sure which one would be more active, but figured I’d hedge my bets! :slight_smile:

I’ve replied to your questions over on Github, and hopefully that will give you more evidence to figure out what’s going on!

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