[mythtv-users] Feature wish: identify recording type

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 16:35:32 UTC 2005

On 6/23/05, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Well, the way I do it right now is using "file * | grep MPEG2"
> > command: "file" recognizes original PVRX50 recordings as MPEG2 videos
> > (knows nothing about MPEG4, calls them "data", but one of the two is
> > good enough).
> I've tried this and noticed that it also calls RTJPEG files "data"
> too. Bit of a pain that as I want to compare RTJPEG files vs MPEG4
> files. It's odd that it seems to be hard to find out what format a
> recording is in.
> Also, re the other poster's "U" command, this has a different function
> on my box. Whil playing a recording it speeds it up, or when viewing
> recording listings it shows the program listing description.

It does, and at the bottom of that description it shows file size.
Fedor G Pikus (fpikus at gmail.com)

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