[mythtv-users] Moving recording to Videos

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 12:57:12 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 3:52 PM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 3:34 PM, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I may be missing something, but one would think there would be a
>> simple method of moving a recording to Videos using the frontend. I
>> have some shows I would like to keep but not have to find in the
>> recordings screen. Since I'm recording ATSC they are mpeg2 and
>> transcoding to mpeg4 would be a nice to have but for now I'd settle
>> for just a way to move the file and rename it appropriately. i.e.
>> "$Title - $Subtitle"
> Simple and via GUI, not that I've seen.
> Relatively simple via command prompt: sure
> 1.  Run the mythrename.pl contrib script with the --link option to
> create a directory of friendly names (I have a cron job set to do this
> frequently so I always have this folder available)
> 2.  Copy the file linked to by the friendly link you want to your
> video partition (or you could just move the link there if you never
> remove the recording file from the GUI)
> 3.  Run the video manager from the GUI to import the file
> You don't have to transcode or do anything unless you want to conserve space.
> Kevin

Well I almost did what you said, only I was stupid and ran mythrename
without any options not knowing that the default action is to rename
the actual files. It was my fault for not trying --help first but I
have to say I'm a little annoyed that the default action would be
something so drastic.

It doesn't really pose any problems for what you suggest, but I went
to all the trouble of making a cutlist (manually editing out
commercials since my box doesn't have enough horsepower to do that and
watch TV at the same time). I later found out that if you use the
--infile method instead of the -s  %CHANID% -s %STARTTIME% that
mythtranscode will not actually cut anything out. However I guess it
did have the effect of fixing any bad mpeg frames.

I tried using avidemux to edit the file as it seemed to be able to
load mpeg files but it kept crashing trying to make an index.

I assume I could use mythrename.pl to rename the files back to the
original naming scheme but I'm not sure if that would be good enough
to make mythtranscode honor the cut list.

For future recordings I'm going to setup a user job something like:

mythtranscode -l --mpeg2 -c %CHANID% -s %STARTTIME% --outfile

Anyone see any issues with that?



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