[mythtv-users] Recordings are 5 seconds short

Nate Thompson natet at buckeye-express.com
Wed Oct 27 12:46:47 UTC 2004

All of my MythTV installations have done this... They end the recording
about 5 seconds early. It has never caused me any problems before, and I
assumed this action was normal.


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Christopher Flynn
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 8:34 AM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Recordings are 5 seconds short

Ummmm.... why are you doing it that way? Why not break it up into MB chunks
using something like split? Also have you looked at automatic transcoding to
reduce the filesize? Without knowing what how they want to use it, it's hard
to suggest other possibilities but if you need to splice it together anyway,
split might be the way to go.

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 00:38:22 -0400, Brian Meehan <bmeehan at rescueteam.com>
> I'm working on a project to roll MythTV out as a VCR-replacement for a 
> contract company I do some work for. One of the requirements is that 
> they be able to retrieve the files remotely, so due to bandwidth 
> limitations, I've been recording a 30 minute program in 5 minute 
> chunks. The problem arises when a segment is needed that spans 2 of 
> the chunks. It seems that the chunk is exactly 5 seconds short, every 
> time. Can't splice two chunks together when 5 seconds are missing. I've
tried 2 minute chunks and 5 minute chunks.
> It's not just manual recordings, either. The normally scheduled full 
> 30 minute shows are also only 29:55.
> Does anyone have any ideas on this? Much obliged!
> System Info: PVR250 x2, AthlonXP 1800+, /video = LVM (reiserfs) 
> 120GB+200GB,
> FC2 per Jarod's Guide.
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