[mythtv] Video playback framerate

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 11:04:05 UTC 2019

On 09/01/2019 09:16, George Poulson wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Jan 2019, at 03:05, Stephen Worthington wrote:
>> >Surely there's a point where you should transcode those chestnuts and put
>> >them in your video library.
>> Why transcode?  That only reduces the quality of a recording.  You can
>> just move the file directly to a videos directory (and rename it
>> appropriately) if you really think it is better off as a video file.
> Yep - that's what I do - there's nothing more than a few months old in 
> my mythtv system/database - any recordings worth saving are moved 
> elsewhere (which has the additional advantage of avoiding any accidental 
> deletions as well as keeping the myth recordings menu easy to navigate).
> George

This is moving towards user-list territory, but the thread started as a 
plea for retaining seektables.  I rely on the seektable for cutting both 
video and audio recordings, but eventually the output files get moved 
out of the Recordings groups and their seektables vanish.  Videos can 
have seektables, but TTBOMK these have to be rebuilt.  Does Stephen, in 
particular, keep all his library as Recordings?  Or rebuild by default? 
Perhaps he has said before, but I'm curious.

I see that I currently have 2216 recordings occupying 2.2 TB. 
Optimizing and defragging the seektables both take around 140 seconds.

John P

John P

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