[mythtv-users] Insertion

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 17:59:57 UTC 2007

On 1/10/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2007, at 6:34 PM, Rich West wrote:
> > Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> >> On Jan 10, 2007, at 12:12 PM, Rich West wrote:
> >>> I have a bunch of video pulled off of my Tivo before the hard drive
> >>> died.  I converted them from the .ty files to .mpg.  Is there a way,
> >>> other than just plopping them in to a mythvideo directory, of
> >>> "inserting" them in to the recorded list?
> >>>
> >>> All in all, I would like to try putting them in to the list of
> >>> recorded
> >>> programs, then run them through the commercial flagging process.
> >>>
> >>> Is this possible?
> >>>
> >>
> >> Drop them in your recorded tv directory and run
> >> myth.rebuilddatabase.pl (its in your contrib directory).
> >> It will go through and prompt you to add metadata for any file it
> >> can't find in the database.
> >
> >
> > You rock!  That worked.. although it did take a little convincing.
> > It didn't like the default names of the files (The tivo left them
> > with file names like "Law & Order - Deadlock", which, I think,
> > caused one of the parts of the script to fail.  I renamed the files
> > to be generic names (matching the format of the rest of the
> > recorded programs).
> >
> > Thanks again for the quick and accurate response!
> My pleasure. As I was responding to you, I ran it to make sure it
> still worked. It picked up a couple of orphaned recordings and since
> my filenames were in Myth-happy formats it guessed all the metadata
> correctly (except duration which seems to default to 60 no matter
> what) and even rebuilt the seek tables. Pretty cool, indeed! Now I'm
> not so freaked out about keeping daily backups of my database. :)

I also have a script that will grab show information from tvrage.com at

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