[mythtv-users] Mythtranscode & database updates

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Tue Nov 10 19:58:03 UTC 2009

On Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:45 +0000, "John Pilkington" <J.Pilk at tesco.net>
> mythtv at notleyc.fastmail.fm wrote:
> > I've had a scan through the archives and haven't found a definitive
> > answer to this - apologies in advance if I've missed an answer...
> > 
> > I'm running the release candidate of MythTV 0.22 on Ubuntu Karmic Koala
> > and want to script a job that runs each night and automatically strips
> > out commercials.  I've built a Perl script that looks in the mythconverg
> > database and builds a list of all recorded files that have a cutlist and
> > have not yet been transcoded.  This part works exactly as intended and
> > for those files that match, I'm constructing the following command:
> > 
> > /usr/bin/mythtranscode --mpeg --honorcutlist --chanid
> > 
> > At present I'm manually running the commands and they appear to be
> > completing successfully; however I'd assumed/hoped that the
> > mythtranscode command would update the 'recorded' table to reference the
> > new file.  It seems that it's just creating a new file with '.tmp'
> > appended to the filename and then leaving the existing file in place.
> > 
> > I guess I can achieve this myself by getting my script to remove the
> > original file and rename the newly created .tmp file; however I wanted
> > to make sure I wasn't missing something before I proceed...
> > 
> > Cheers in advance for any help,
> > Chris
> When Mythtranscode completes it usually renames its input file to .old, 
> or deletes it if that option has been set in mythtvsetup, and renames 
> the .tmp output so that it replaces the input.  But for some 0.22 series 
> builds this sequence doesn't complete - see
> http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/7315

One other thing I forgot to add was that apart from the file being
renamed, the other thing I'd expected was that the recorded table would
be updated to indicate the recording had been transcoded; however this
is not happening either.  I guess it could be part of the same problem
John mentions, but again, if I'm wrong to expect the file to be marked
as transcoded, I'd appreciate it if anyone could let me know.

Cheers again,

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