[mythtv-users] Recordings time/length is not correct

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Jan 6 21:10:44 UTC 2008

On 01/06/2008 03:07 PM, Ryan wrote:
> Afternoon!
> All of my recordings off of my DVB card have the recording length incorrect.
> For example, a half hour show should be 30 min (duh lol) and when you press
> "I" it should say the length is 30 min.  Mine do not, and they vary.
> Sometimes it will say the length is 25 min, next time 27 min....there is no
> set standard.  A recorded 2 hr movie showed up as being only 1hr 38 min.
> The whole movie is there, but why the discrepancy?
> Also i noticed, and i dont know what it means, maybe i just need an
> explanation, but why does one channel record a 1hr show and it takes up
> 850MB, while another takes up 1GB, using same recording profiles?  I dunno
> if thats an issue, or just cuz it was a shitty channel or something i
> dunno!  lol still pretty new to this
> Thank your for your help!
> Cheers!
> PS: i am not using SVN, just latest stable release.

The recorded program has different sections using different frame rates, 
so Myth's estimate of its duration is incorrect.  See, also, 
http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/799 .  Though the ticket title talks 
about "doubled recording length," it's more general than indicated.  
When #799 is fixed (properly), your issue will also be fixed.  It has 
been very low priority to most (all?) devs, though, as it's pretty much 
only a cosmetic issue.


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