[mythtv-users] mythtranscode: honorcutlist on a non-recording

belcampo belcampo at zonnet.nl
Sun May 3 21:42:56 UTC 2009

UB40D wrote:
> I have a number of historical dvb-t recordings made on a non-mythtv
> box that I'd like to edit (chop head and tail, remove commercials etc)
> using myth because its editor is so much better.
> I have managed to import them as "videos" as opposed to "recordings",
> by dumping them in the videos directory and then opening setup / video
> manager to have them indexed. After that they appeared in the listing
> of "videos" and could be played.
> Still, they could not be edited because there was "no seektable". I
> managed to give them a seektable by running
Import it as a tv-recording, myth will suggest a channel and a 
starttime, tell myth how long the recording is supposed to be. Mediainfo 
will tell you.
Someone suggested to make a short recording and then swap that with the 
one you want to 'edit'. But the info in mytht's database will be 
'short-recording-time' in relation to many-many frames. So the 
time/frame ratio will be way off.
The do what you did as mentioned below.
> mythtranscode --mpeg2 --buildindex --allkeys --showprogress --video
> --infile blablah.mpg
> and after that the editor worked, I could insert cut points etc etc.
Then you can cut and get your shorter/smaller file.
> However from the "videos" area (as opposed to the "recordings" area) I
> cannot call up that menu that lets me do a transcode job in order to
> actually remove the cut-out parts. I tried doing that by hand, with
> the above command plus --honorcutlist, but it didn't do anything. The
> wiki at
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Mythtranscode#--honorcutlist_Limitation
> says that this won't work unless I specify a -c and -s instead of a
> --infile. But the file does not have a channel and starttime because
> it was not recorded via myth!
> Is there any way I can make honorcutlist work on a non-recording video?
> Alternatively, is there any way that I can import a video so that it
> looks to myth like a recording, with some (fake) channel and starttime
> and the correct stuff in the database, so that I can then call
> mythtranscode with -c -s?
> Thanks
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