[mythtv-users] Importing Old TV files
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jul 6 13:27:40 UTC 2012
On 07/06/2012 05:43 AM, Alan Chandler wrote:
> I recently did a completely fresh install of Mythtv Backend. This
> included making a new database.
> I have come across some files of some recorded TV programs from my old
> installation which I have copied to the video directory of the new
> Mythtv sees the files and can play them back, but when I try and skip
> forward a few minutes by pressing the right arrow cursor key (like I
> do with the recorded TV programs), it comes up "Searching ..." and
> eventually runs off the end of the recording.
> Is there a better way to get at these recordings, and is there anyway
> to just tell mythtv to skip forward a few minutes
Adding old video (including old recordings) to Video Library is the
supported approach--it's the library of videos you have that weren't
recorded by "this" MythTV installation.
As far as the seeking, it's possible that the videos may need a seek
table. You can create one with mythcommflag using the --rebuild and
That said, my system, using the Internal player, seems to seek well in
MPEG-2 without seek tables in Video Library (and since NUV has built-in
seek information, it shouldn't need seek tables), so you may also want
to just try updating to current 0.25-fixes.
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