[mythtv-users] Cleaning up DVB-T recordings

Christopher Meredith chmeredith at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 15:49:44 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
> wrote:

> I've been looking at some of my recordings, intending to trim the garbage
> from the ends and then possibly achive them away. Standard stuff.
> Unfortunately, because they are OTA reception, there are occasional errors
> during transmission. On most of these they are no more than the odd blemish.
> However, I can't run these through mythtranscode because it barfs on the
> errors. Is there anything available I can run these through that will 'clean
> up' these files so that I can then process them? Something that will
> discover the errors and substitute them with a suitable 'fake' block which
> will permit me to process further? It doesn't have to look any prettier than
> what was there before, just legal for the file format.
> I would be interested in Linux solutions only.

Robert McNamara wrote a script that does this very thing as a user job. You
can find it here:


Scroll down to mpeg2fixup.sh
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