[mythtv-users] Lost data on recordings -- can recover?

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Sat Jul 7 14:36:48 UTC 2007

Lan Barnes wrote:
> OK, I screwed the pooch. I did a reinstall, extracted the mysql data on my
> recordings, and proceded to save it on a partition that got reformatted.
> Now I have the recordings in their pristine format, but the new Myth
> install (very clean, thank you for asking) knows nothing about them.
> What are my options? Is there a way to get them into Myth some way? If
> not, can I transcode them and burn them somehow?
> I can't be the first person to mess up this way. This implies that someone
> has figured out a recovery path.
> TIA,

How many are we talking about here? 20 or so? I would just copy them all 
into the videos directory. Play a bit of each one to identify it, then 
rename the file with an appropriate name. Or depending on my mood, 
delete them all and let the rerun season restock the ones I want.

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