[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:
> 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!
> 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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