[mythtv] Update recording file name from command line?

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 18:07:34 UTC 2018

On 17/12/2018 16:49, Richard Shaw wrote:
> I still use a combined FE/BE in the living room but everywhere else I 
> use either a Roku, Roku TV, and stream via Plex.
> Some channels work find but others have issues with audio sync. It seems 
> like the video freezes right at the beginning but the audio does not so 
> it stays out of sync.
> I've played around, especially on Plex and forcing it to transcode on 
> the fly usually works but reduced video quality and the audio is changed 
> from multi-channel to stereo so it's not an ideal solution.
> I noticed that recordings I've saved to videos via Avidemux to MKV 
> container (video and audio are copied) don't have this problem so I was 
> thinking of using mkvmerge in a transcode user job to move all my 
> recordings from TS to MKV container formats.
> I plan to write a bash script around this but how do I go about updating 
> the name of the recording in the database? Mythutil seems an obvious 
> candidate to have this functionality but it doesn't as far as I can tell.
> Ideas?
> Thanks,
> Richard

Watch Recordings > highlight > Menu > Recording Options > Change 
Recording  Metadata

lets you do it from the frontend - but not in 'Previously recorded,' 
IIRC.  I don't know if that helps...


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