[mythtv-users] New script to apply cutlist to HD and maybe other recordings

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 00:41:33 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 5:48 AM, John Pilkington <J.Pilk at tesco.net> wrote:
> Hi:  I have a script that works in a similar way to mythcutprojectx but
> works on recordings in formats for which Project-X cannot be used.  I'm not
> sure if it duplicates the function of other packages, and it sounds like a
> throwback to the early days of digital tv, but I get the impression that it
> would be useful.
> It just cuts at the keyframe nearest to each edit point, concatenates the
> wanted segments and fixes the database to match.  Unlike Project-X it makes
> no corrections for transmission or other errors, and it does nothing about
> AV sync.  This doesn't seem to be a problem for dvb recordings, where I
> believe the TS format does that job.  The log file identifies the edit
> points in the output file, and sometimes there are brief audio glitches
> there.  For dvb recordings, but maybe not for locally-encoded ones,
> keyframes often occur at or near natural edit points.
> It comes in two parts; a python module and a bash script that calls it.
> It isn't set up as a real 'user job' script;  I run it from a terminal, and
> since I have only used it on my stand-alone laptop it isn't set up to use
> Storage Groups.  I don't think it would be difficult to convert it to do
> that, but that isn't how I've used it.
> Please note that I'm not a full-time programmer and the usual caveats and
> lack of guarantee will apply.
> I've just looked at the wiki but it isn't obvious how I would set up a new
> entry.  The last one started life as a contrib script.  Combined size is
> under 12 KB.  Comments please.

Sounds excellent. Can you initially put it up on some web site?
dropbox? (not megaupload LOL)

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