[mythtv-users] Can't find videos generated by mythvideoexport

Martin Moores moores.martin at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 10:52:31 UTC 2010

Right, got a bit further with this and understand a bit more

I now see that you have to run mythvidexport once to set the options for
--tformat, then run it again with no options to get it to do any copying

I have managed to run it from the command line, but it does not name the
files correctly for some reason:

user at MYTHTV1:~$ '/home/user/Desktop/mythvideoexport.py' --tformat
Changing TV format to: Television/%TITLE%/Season %SEASON%/%TITLE% -
user at MYTHTV1:~$ '/home/user/Desktop/mythvideoexport.py' --tformat --chanid
1019 --starttime 20101228221500
2010-12-31 10:21:33.222 mythvidexport.py: Using recording -- Great British
Railway Journeys - Filey to Scarborough
2010-12-31 10:21:33.242 mythvidexport.py: Attempting TV export.
2010-12-31 10:21:48.444 mythvidexport.py: Importing content from -- 133021
2010-12-31 10:21:49.037 mythvidexport.py: Copying
to myth://Videos@MYTHTV1/--chanid.mpg
2010-12-31 10:29:33.976 mythvidexport.py: Transfer Complete -- 464 seconds

So I just get a file called --chanid.mpg

I then tried from the user job, so changed the user job command in the
backend to:

/home/user/Desktop/mythvidexport.py --tformat %JOBID%

The output in the logs is as before, no copying is done:

2010-12-31 10:39:37.369 JobQueue: Started mythvidexport for "Great British
Railway Journeys":"Filey to Scarborough" recorded from channel 1002 at
Changing TV format to: 1024
2010-12-31 10:39:37.729 JobQueue: Finished "Great British Railway
Journeys":"Filey to Scarborough" for 1002 at 2010-12-31T08:30:00 recorded
from channel %3

And the naming still seems screwed

Any pointers appreciated


On 30 December 2010 11:30, Martin Moores <moores.martin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> Have got mythvideoexport running as a user job, am wanting a fresh start on
> this box, so figured this was the best way of getting nicely named
> recordings to take to my new install.
> Have set the script up in the backend with the following options as a test:
> /home/user/Desktop/mythvideoexport.py --tformat %TITLE%
> All runs OK, output in backend logs as follows:
> 2010-12-30 10:18:06.330 JobQueue: Started mythvideoexport for "Upstairs
> Downstairs":"The Cuckoo" recorded from channel 1001 at 2010-12-28T20:55:00
> Changing TV format to: %title%
> 2010-12-30 10:18:07.077 JobQueue: Finished "Upstairs Downstairs":"The
> Cuckoo" for 1001 at 2010-12-28T20:55:00 recorded from channel %3
> 2010-12-30 10:18:11.341 JobQueue: Started mythvideoexport for "How Do They
> Do It?" recorded from channel 1038 at 2010-12-28T19:55:00
> Changing TV format to: %title%
> 2010-12-30 10:18:11.682 JobQueue: Finished "How Do They Do It?" for 1038 at
> 2010-12-28T19:55:00 recorded from channel %3
> 2010-12-30 10:18:16.350 JobQueue: Started mythvideoexport for "Greatest
> Christmas TV Ads" recorded from channel 1005 at 2010-12-28T19:55:00
> Changing TV format to: %title%
> 2010-12-30 10:18:16.685 JobQueue: Finished "Greatest Christmas TV Ads" for
> 1005 at 2010-12-28T19:55:00 recorded from channel %3
> But where should the renamed videos go?  I assumed they would go to the
> /var/lib/mythtv/videos directory, which is the default folder for
> MythVideo.  Or am I not understanding something?
> Another question on this, is there an easy way to run this on all
> recordings?  Otherwise I would have to set this off on each one (quite quick
> via mythweb).
> Many thanks for any pointers
> Martin
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