[mythtv-users] "Migrated" recordings from 0.24 won't stream via HLS

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue May 29 19:57:30 UTC 2012

On 05/29/2012 03:36 AM, Thomas Pontoppidan wrote:
> During this weekend I finally chose to reinstall my backend - moving 
> from an old Fedora install to MythBuntu. For different reasons I 
> decided to go against recommendations and not move the entire 
> database. I only transferred my recordings following this 
> guide http://www.mythpvr.com/mythtv/tips/migrate-recordings.html.

Yes.  Google should be kicked off the Internet for allowing that 
ancient, outdated, incorrect, can-corrupt-the-db-data (as it can 
completely break your character encoding) post to be #1.

> From a normal frontend the recordings are playing fine, but HLS 
> doesn't seem to work - I try to stream to Torc for IOS, but the 
> "prepare stream" stays at 0%. If I make a new recording it streams 
> fine so I'm guessing some new fields in the recordings table are 
> missing? Is there any way to add the missing info (if my assumption is 
> correct) to the database?

Best solution is to do a proper restore of your complete pre-upgrade 
database and let MythTV Do The Right Thing.

If you decide you want to waste hours re-configuring everything for no 
benefit, at least do a proper partial restore:  
(and take note of 


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