[mythtv-users] Moving recordings to mythvideo

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 20:24:29 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 10:35 AM, Paul Harrison <mythtv at dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
> George Nassas wrote:
>> On 13-Jul-08, at 7:46 AM, Sebastien Astie wrote:
>>> I tried to copy mythtv recordings to mythvideo (just moved the files
>>> within the filesystem).
>>> When I copied them, the internal player in mythvideo could not skip
>>> forward or backwards while the file in the recording section has no
>>> problems.
>>> Did anybody experienced the same behaviour and knows how to fix it ?
>> The internal player handles skipping using indexes written into a
>> database table for recordings. Mythvideo doesn't index its files so
>> that's why the same player acts differently even though you're playing
>> the same file. Even without an index the internal player typically
>> makes pretty good guesses with videos. There must be something unusual
>> about your recordings.
>> There isn't a fix in that folks can point you to some option or
>> setting that you should enable. Someone would have to write code to
>> index things in the videos list and make the player aware of that. It
>> gets talked about every so often but nobody has stepped up to do it yet.
>> - George
> You can manually create the seektable for videos using mythcommflag --video.
> Paul H.

The OP didn't say what type of tuner he uses, however, I use
mythtranscode to do this with ATSC recodings (all mpeg2) and it
generates a .map file along with the .mpg file. I havn't tried yet but
I think mythvideo will use this.


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