[mythtv-users] mythrename.pl and transcoding

Lan Barnes lan at falleagle.net
Wed Apr 18 23:23:19 UTC 2007

On Wed, April 18, 2007 3:37 pm, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Apr 18, 2007, at 3:39 PM, Lan Barnes wrote:
>> I started running mythrename.pl every night to make it easier to
>> see my
>> files in the CLI. Now I find out that mythtranscode needs elements
>> of the
>> default file name (or I need to be able to find them out) to work,
>> notably
>> recording time and channel ID.
>> OK, I can see two fixes (three if you count undoing mythrename.pl, but
>> that doesn't help the one old program I really want to record):
>> 1. a way to reverse mythrename.pl and name them back
>> or
>> 2. a way to query the data base by the new name to get the required
>> data.
>> Anybody have the way out?
> Or you could use the --link option to make symlinks with pretty names
> instead of actually changing the names on disk.

Thanks. I'll add that magic to my cron job.

But that still leaves that one file I want to transcode and burn. "Celtic
Woman" sans the pledge drive stuff (I assuage my guilt by noting that we
contribute to KPBS ;)

Anybody? Do I name it back? Can I find the missing data somehow?

Lan Barnes

SCM Analyst              Linux Guy
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