[mythtv-users] avi/mkv seek table repair?

Stephen Shelton stephen at stephenashelton.com
Wed May 13 20:07:00 UTC 2009

On Wed, 13 May 2009 12:10:30 -0700
Andrew Burgess <aab at cichlid.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 12:15 -0500, Stephen Shelton wrote:
> > Thanks for the tip. That worked just fine for xvid. I don't see any means of using that to update
> > the seek table in the mythtv database though. Am I missing something?
> To watch videos in myth (or mplayer etc) and have seek work that's all
> you need.
> If you mean recorded stuff I think "mythtranscode --buildindex <file>"
> will work but as far as I know the index is inside the video file and
> not in myths database thus I would expect mencoder to work too. If you
> try it please let us/me know what happens.
> What symptom are you seeing?


Thanks again for the help. Mythtranscode seems to have rebuilt the seek table correctly; I can skip
forward and backward correctly. I've only tested with 1 recording of Family Guy, though, and the
mythfrontend console is reporting A/V Sync errors. I need to mess around with it some more and I'll
update here for others.

Stephen Shelton
stephen at stephenashelton.com

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