[mythtv-users] concatenating recordings?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 14:13:54 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Josh Rosenberg <mythtv at desh.info> wrote:
>>> I'd like to merge these recordings into one video file, still
>>> accessible to MythTV as a recording.  Is there any way to do that, and
>>> if so, how?  I'm new to manually mucking with recordings (I think I've
>>> found these, still in the livetv folder even though I've saved them),
>>> so any help would be much appreciated!
>> Do you have avidemux available? (DISCLAIMER: I'm the Fedora maintainer
>> via RPM Fusion)
>> It makes it really easy. You can ether open the first video and append
>> the rest, or if they're named appropriately (i.e. alphabetical order)
>> you can open them from File->Open at the same time and it will auto
>> append. Just make sure you set the Audio and Video options to Copy,
>> unless you really want to convert it to something else.
>> Richard
> I have it on a Windows box, and could get it for my Myth box, but
> wouldn't this lead to Myth getting really confused?  Isn't there
> metadata I need to deal with?

Sorry, I missed that part. You want to keep it in your recordings...
Hmm... I can't help you there.

The only think I can think of is to do what I suggested and then put
it back in your storage group under the same name as the original and
then try a mpeg2->mpeg2 lossless transcode with reindexing and see if
it properly updates the meta data. YMMV...


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