[mythtv-users] how to repair unplayable recordings?

Marco Nelissen marco.nelissen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 14:02:17 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 6:58 AM, Marco Nelissen <marco.nelissen at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 1:48 AM, belcampo <belcampo at zonnet.nl> wrote:
>> Marco Nelissen wrote:
>>> I have some recordings that mythtv won't play. These files play just fine
>>> with mplayer, xine and vlc,
>> What kind of file is it, MEPG-2 or h264, if h264 ProjectX won't do, you
>> could remux with tsmuxer, sometime written as tsMuxeR.
> It was an ATSC OTA recording, mpeg-2 TS. I ended up running it through
> ffmpeg, since I already had it installed.
> In case anyone runs in to a similar issue and is searching  the archive for
> a solution:

Accidentally hit send (hard to type while holding a newborn), but here's
what I did:

ffmpeg -i <oldfile> -acodec copy -vcodec copy -f mpegts <newfile>

then renamed <newfile> to <oldfile>, and ran mythcommflag on it. Made the
file half a gig smaller too.
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