[mythtv-users] Record, flag commercials, then move to NAS

Pieter De Wit pieter at insync.za.net
Fri Feb 10 19:37:59 UTC 2012

On 11/02/2012 08:27, Marco Quezada wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a small setup comprised of a combined backend/frontend using a
> HDHR tuner and directly connected to my TV. This machine mounts
> through NFS its mythTV storage directories on a small NAS machine. So
> when a show is recorded mythTV writes it directly to the NAS. However,
> once the recording ends, then the commercial flagging task begins and
> that means that the BE/FE has to read the video back through the
> network, do the flagging and write back to the NAS.
> What I would like instead is to have mythTV record locally on the
> BE/FE machine and do its commercial flagging locally, then once the
> task is complete the flagged recording should be moved to the NAS for
> storage thus minimizing the amount of times the recordings are moved
> across the network. I thought that a user job that includes flagging
> the commercials and then moving the recording is a way to solve this
> but I am not sure how to update the data base so that myth can find
> the recording in its new location after it has been moved.
> Does anyone have a script or can suggest a setting that can help me
> accomplish this?
> Thanks!
> -Marco
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Hey Marco,

See my script that I posted to the list:


You could use that and reduce the number of days to 1 (or 2 as 1 is 
untested :) )



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