[mythtv-users] Skip issues on recordings only - where to look next?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 20:56:21 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 8:47 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 07/10/2008 04:18 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>> On Jul 10, 2008, at 10:38 AM, Mike Perkins wrote:
>>> Nick Morrott wrote:
>>>> Those recordings have broken seektables, so you'll need to rebuild
>>>> them via mythcommflag --rebuild.
>>> Might it be possible to add a rebuild option to the menus sometime?
>>> I see quite
>>> a few messages on this list about broken seek tables, and being able
>>> to fix one
>>> on the fly instead of having to break out a command prompt and type
>>> something
>>> arcane would be a boon.
>> You should never need to use it under normal operation which is why
>> there isn't a menu item for it.
>> However, you can always add it as a user job.
>> Also, I don't see "mythcommflag --rebuild" as mysterious, secret or
>> obscure. No more than ls or mkdir, anyway. ;)
> Though I'd say that the specific combination of arguments, which differ
> for different recordings--not to mention the fact that mythcommflag
> --rebuild won't work on certain recordings and that mythtranscode
> --buildindex must be used instead--tends to be a bit obscure.  ;)
> So, basically, creating an "automatic" mechanism for rebuilding the
> seektable for a recording would basically require rewriting the
> seektable building code in mythcommflag and mythtranscode and making it
> more failure proof.  On the bright side, however, there has been talk of
> doing exactly this (and completely restructuring mythcommflag,
> mythtranscode, and other "little" programs in Myth).
> Not to mention the fact that once someone gets a bunch of recordings
> whose seektables are broken (due to failing to run optimize_mythdb.pl in
> a daily cron and recording many shows after the MySQL table crashed),
> making them jump through hoops is the best encouragement we can give
> them to configure their systems properly with the automatic database
> maintenance.
> Oh, and--assuming I get some time--database maintenance (analyze,
> optimize, repair, and backup) will become fully automated in the next
> few months (I'm hoping it will be complete before 0.22).  Once that
> happens, the frequency of manual seektable building will decrease
> tremendously--or so I hope.
> Mike

The more automated the better. this is aupposed to be an appliance,
not a command line show!

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