[mythtv-users] Issue with Exporting and Cutlist not observed

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Thu May 27 07:26:29 UTC 2010

On 27/05/10 05:55, Nick Rout wrote:
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 11:34 PM, John Pilkington<J.Pilk at tesco.net>  wrote:
>> On 25/05/10 23:20, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> On 05/25/2010 06:08 PM, Bernard Giannetti wrote:
>>>>> On the list showing the recording(s) if you select the recording it
>>>>> should show a scissor icon, press the menu key you should get a
>>>>> popup menu with the first item as cutlist, select that and the
>>>>> scissor icon should now be coloured showing the cutlist is now
>>>>> being honoured.
>>>> On the Select Recordings screen, when I select/highlight the
>>>> recording I want, I see the scissors icon in the bottom left. If I
>>>> hit M (for menu) the only options I have are Clear All, Select All
>>>> and Cancel. To select the item I want, I hit space bar and a
>>>> tick/check appears to the right of the recording.
>>>> On the Select Archive Items screen, my recording is sitting at the
>>>> top. I notice that in the section that shows a description of the
>>>> recording, the scissors icon is now absent. If I hit M the options I
>>>> get are Remove Item and Cancel. If I hit C (to toggle cutlist) no
>>>> change appears in the display or on the menu.
>>> I think you're supposed to hit C in the first screen--where you see the
>>> scissors.
>>> Mike
>> I see this issue has now resurfaced as ticket 8495.  I'm a regular user of
>> MythArchive and I would suggest an approach that doesn't try to do
>> everything all at once - at least until you have reached some familiarity
>> with how it works.  I don't know what your recording format is, either.  But
>> have you tried transcoding with the cutlist outside mytharchive?
> Your advice is contrary to the manual.
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Removing_Commercials says
> " Transcoding Recordings
> The transcoder re-encodes files from one MythTV format to another.
> There are two reasons to transcode
>     1. Allow users to create MPEG-4 streams to save space.
>     2. Physically cut the commercials or video segments from the recordings.
> Note: This is not used for creating MPEGs for burning to DVD as you
> will get audio video sync issues, especially with DVB recordings. You
> need to use MythArchive for this or manually with Project X and DVD
> Author."

I never saw this issue.  I used to use mencoder to select the video and 
main audio streams, then mythtranscode to apply the cutlist, then 
MythArchive.  Now I use Project-X to select streams and apply the 
cutlist, then MythArchive with Project-X to create the iso image.  Both 
systems work with flawless input but the second copes better with OTA 
imperfections.  More info in trac and wiki.  But it seems that the OP 
just wanted to apply the cutlist.
>>   It doesn't
>> sound like it - playback when a cutlist exists will use it.  If and when you
>> have the recording as you want it try MythArchive again, and create an iso
>> image that you can test before trying to burn the DVD.  Then I use k3b to
>> burn-and-verify.  Things may still go wrong, but at least you may have made
>> progress and won't be in the all too familiar ' MythArchive failed with
>> error 6' situation.
>> John P
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