[mythtv-users] Feature wish: identify recording type

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 08:22:26 UTC 2005

On 6/22/05, George Nassas <gnassas at mac.com> wrote:
> On 22-Jun-05, at 9:52 PM, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> > Just as a note.  You can see the file size on the Delete Recordings
> > screen
> Also, the program details you get from the U key includes the filesize.
> On my machine mpeg2 recordings are 2 gigs per hour and mpeg4 ones are a
> third of that so I can guess the format from the filesize.

Ah, didn't know about U key. Yes, this lets me guess whether I
transcoded or not, so it's justa matter of two extra key presses, I
can live with that.

I guess this means that the file size information must be accessible
to the GUI after all.

> I took a quick look at the code, possibly too quick, and it seems that
> all the info displayed in the program details dialog comes from the
> ProgramInfo class. It gets all its information from the database and
> recording type isn't currently stored there so it would have to be
> added which sounds like a major minor change (eg, small changes in many
> places). Alternatively, the recording file itself could be examined but
> since every other bit of data supplied by ProgramInfo comes from the
> database hitting the filesystem might be an architectural no no. For
> one thing if the frontend uses that class it would have to have access
> to the recordings directory which is optional right now.
> But, I'm speculating way too much from one quick look at the code. I'd
> use the U key!
> - George
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Fedor G Pikus (fpikus at gmail.com)

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