[mythtv-users] Viewing files recorded externally on MythTV

Jarod C. Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Fri Apr 23 18:44:13 EDT 2004

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On Friday 23 April 2004 14:06, John Sturgeon wrote:
> This isn't a complete answer, but you can, of course, use MythVideo to
> play an regular video file (mpg, divx, xvid, etc...).  It uses by
> default mplayer, but you can configure it to use xine, or any other
> player you prefer.

I'll try to expand on that one a little bit... For something to be integrated 
into the TV part, there are quite a few database entries that are required. 
Otherwise, you end up having to use MythVideo like John suggests. It is 
possible to move recordings from one Myth box to another, if you export and 
import the database info. You *might* be able to manually put in enough info 
to get a recording from elsewhere to do something productive, but good 

As for auto-flagging commercials, I think you're SOL unless you can get the 
show into the DB, since that's where all the cut points get stored as well. 
You'd probably have to use something along the lines of avidemux2 to rip out 
the commercials. (I've done this quite a bit for movies I've recorded -- I 
edit out the commercials then transcode from mpeg2 to mpeg4, all 

> Francisco Moraes wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is it possible to import/view files recorded outside MythTV on MythTV?
> > If so, can they be flagged for commercial breaks as well?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Francisco

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Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jcw at wilsonet.com

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