[mythtv-users] Orphan recordings cleaned up?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Dec 18 17:20:20 UTC 2010

  On 12/18/2010 09:33 AM, dargllun wrote:
> On 18.12.2010 14:14, David Snider wrote:
>> On Dec 17, 2010, at 1:36 PM, Harry Coin wrote:
>>> Ok.  What's the procedure to determine which recording files in any 
>>> given directory holding recordings are not in the database?
>>> I need an 'Orphan Recording Identification' procedure.   Once I have 
>>> that, the idea of keeping the ones we like as videos makes sense.
>> I would just use mythname.pl (on Gentoo, it's in the contrib 
>> directory).  Let say your recordings are in /mythtv/tv
>> find /mythtv/tv -type f -exec 
>> /usr/share/mythtv/contrib/info/mythname/mythname.pl {} \;
>> Any of those files that error out are not in the database.
> I found http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Find_orphans.py to be very convenient.

And even more convenient, now, since Raymond Wagner went to the trouble 
of adding code to allow it to delete files/recording metadata for you, 
if you select the option from the prompt after the search.


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