AW: [mythtv-users] Re: Archiving Shows to DVD

Martin Bene martin.bene at
Sat Aug 13 12:12:07 UTC 2005

[about mythburn modifications]
>>This version uses projectx for remux and commercial cutting. Cutting
>>NOT frame accurate, projectx rounds to the nearest GOP. Avidemux2
>>was used for cutting previosuly) doesn't round - it just produces
>>output files if your cutpoints aren't on a Keyframe.

>>- projectx (well, obviously )
>>- Xvfb or local X server

>>See for

>>patch can be downloaded at

> Nice to see someone working on the mythburn scripts again. 
> I've been having a play with them myself recently. One of 
> the problems with the scripts at the moment is they where 
> written for use on knoppmyth and contain several hard
> coded references to file paths etc. It would be nice to see 
> some sort of  configuration file where you could set the 
> location of the scripts, where to create and store temporary 
> files, what the mysql user and password should be
> etc. to make them work on any distribution.

That's on my todo list as it was pretty high on the whishlist in the
comments I've received so far. That and file permissions. Currently it's
a bit of a mess, logs and configs get written right in the program

> installs things. e.g. install all files in 
> ${PREFIX}/share/mythtv/mythburn.

Since I'm running it on gentoo that's exactly where the files already
are on my system :-)

> If anyone is interested I have updated the mythburn-ui - the 
> mythtv style plugin - to compile and work with current svn.

Now THAT's really great news. I haven't yet tried the UI stuff but the
screenshots I've seen sure look nice. Does the UI still work with the
current script? Around march the cutlist support was
added to CVS, which changes the commandline for mythtvburn (file1 file2
file3 becomes file1 cut file2 nocut file3 nocut), i.e each file is
followed by the cutflag for that file. 

> What is the chance of mythburn becoming an official part of 
> MythTV? I think that would encourage more people to work on it and
improve things.

No Idea. Let's CC mythtv-dev and see if we get any comments :-)

Bye, Martin

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