[mythtv-users] reconciling database and recorded files

Mike Holden mythtv at mikeholden.org
Wed Sep 10 16:49:21 UTC 2008

Ryan Steffes wrote:
> I don't know if anyone is interested in this, I figured if Jerome or
> someone
> else was going to look at rewriting the scripts anyway, I should go ahead
> and munge in some of the features I'd like and see if I can get em to
> stick.  What I did was snag the end of the rebuilddatabase script and
> cruelly and maliciously slap it onto the end of the find_orphans script,
> so
> after you're done checking for extra files it then asks if you want to add
> them.  Additionally, this one is a bit more storage group aware and now by
> default assumes any backend may write to the same storagegroups.
> I'd appreciate it if someone else would take a look at how it may be able
> to
> be done better, I feel like I missed some of the things the bindings may
> be
> able to offer me and I'm only using them in the most rudimentary sense to
> handle the initial database and storage group work.

Can I be cheeky and add a request to find zero-length files for reporting
as well? Occasionally my DVB-T will have a brainfart and appear to record
the program fine but end up with an empty file. Trapping these sooner
rather than later means a better chance of being able to re-schedule the
recording while it is still in the schedules.

Mike Holden

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