[mythtv-users] Queue Job from Python to Rebuild Seektable

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Mar 8 20:13:00 UTC 2012

On 3/8/2012 14:39, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/08/2012 02:25 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> On 3/8/2012 11:06, Harald Nehring wrote:
>>>> Neither mythtranscode nor mythcommflag support such behavior in 0.24.  I
>>>> have added a JOB_REBUILD (0x08) option to mythcommflag for 0.25, however
>>>> that is a flag, not an argument.
>>> Thanks for clarifying! So I'll run mythtranscode externally with the
>>> rebuild option for 0.24, no problem.
>>> Out of curiosity - what's the purpose of the "args" blog in the job queue
>>> table if not to pass arguments to the jobs?
>> At the moment, the only thing it seems to be used for is to tell
>> mythtranscode to output a nuppelvideo file.
> Probably relating to the fact that the Job Queue currently treats
> mythtranscode and mythcommflag jobs as special, "built-in" jobs, so are
> handled differently from other jobs.  I'm guessing "external" jobs can
> use args to pass arguments, right?

External tools can add whatever they want to that field.  The field is 
just a generic blob type.  However, there is no way to add data from 
either the frontend or mythweb, and aside from that one string that 
could have just as well been implemented as a flag, nothing internal 
uses it.

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