[mythtv-users] mythtranscode cutlist argument?

belcampo belcampo at zonnet.nl
Sat Jul 10 07:39:43 UTC 2010

Christopher Meredith wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 4:36 PM, John Pilkington <J.Pilk at tesco.net> wrote:
>> On 09/07/10 22:00, Christopher Meredith wrote:
>>> According to the help output, mythtranscode can be used with the
>>> --infile and --honorcutlist flags and the latter "Optionally takes a
>>> cutlist as an argument when used with --infile." Can anyone tell me
>>> what format this argument should be? I've tried creating a plaintext
>>> file with this:
>>> 1836,13700-18207,29554-36778,50077-54307,55801-
>>> and passing the text file as an argument, and I've tried passing that
>>> whole string as an argument. In both cases, the file is transcoded but
>>> no cuts are honored. How should this argument be formatted?
>>> Thanks!
>> I've no hard evidence on this, but I suspect you need a
>> one-value-to-the-line text file, possibly starting with a zero to define the
>> polarity.  But why not use the default as created by the MythTV editor?
>> And the usual advice for people having problems with lossless transcoding of
>> a perhaps imperfect mpeg2 recording is to use Project-X.
>> You might like to look at http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Mythcutprojectx.
>> I have a report that the effect of this (and mythtranscode) is at present
>> inverted in trunk; it works in 0.23-fixes for me.
>> Don't overlook the searchable archive at
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/
> I tried modifying the file thus:
> 0-1836
> 13700-18207
> 29554-36778
> 50077-54307
> 55801-
Isn't the last frame of the file needed, or supply some very high number
  so that last line looks like
or change the original line to
> to no avail. I am trying to compensate for a busted mpeg2 lossless
> transcode as you suspect. I checked out mythcutprojectx and am having
> some issues getting it to work (ionice: execvp failed: No such file or
> directory) and am hesitant to spend too much time with it because as I
> understand, it requires user intervention which means I can't make it
> part of a userjob.
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