[mythtv-users] mythtranscode and cutlist

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 01:29:08 UTC 2007

On Nov 21, 2007 8:24 PM, Chris Johns <chris at lessthan3.org.uk> wrote:
> Hiya
> I've been running MythTV pretty happily for some time now, and as a
> result the hard drive is now full, and I'd like to save some shows off.
> To do this, I've been trying to use mythtranscode to extract an MPEG
> from some of my recorded shows, so I can archive them off somewhere and
> free-up some disc space.
> I've setup a cutlist using the Myth UI to chop off all the stuff before
> and after the actual show (and remove any ads), and i'm then calling
> mythtranscode directly from the command line to transcode the show.
> What seems to happen is that "sometimes" the last frame (or few frames?) of
> the original recording ends up in the transcode, despite the fact that a
> "delete from this point" cut was in place before it.
> I've not tracked down anything different about the cases where it does
> or doesn't do it.
> The recordings are all from UK Freeview, and I'm using MythTV 0.20 on a
> Ubuntu (7.04) system.
> Any suggestions would be welcome.
I believe this is normal. I think the actual cutting always occurs on
key frames.


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