[mythtv-users] Movie downloaded from MythWeb with bad runtime: how to fix?

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Thu Jan 7 17:25:20 UTC 2010

Frank Merrill wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>> All my recordings are from UK Freeview, so MPEG2. I've just downloaded
>> one via MythWeb, and while I can see from dotting around in the movie
>> that the whole 55mins is there, something is causing it to report as
>> having a runtime of 34mins. Anybody know a way I can fix that?
> A bad seek table will report incorrect length.
> If the seek table for the recording is incorrect you might want to read this:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Repairing_the_Seektable

Oh right! Silly me. I hadn't realised the seek tables were put into the
mpg file. I'd gotten the idea from somewhere that they were kept
somewhere else by Myth and used only when Myth plays them back. Thanks,
I'll give that a try.


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