[mythtv-users] Displayed recording duration not updated after applying cutlist

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Tue Sep 4 10:12:48 UTC 2012

On 04/09/12 10:27, John Pilkington wrote:
> On 04/09/12 09:42, John Veness wrote:
>> On 04/09/2012 00:30, Richard wrote:
>>> I ended up writing a script
>>> that would trim the start and end according to the cutlist, update the
>>> start and end times of the recording accordingly and also filter out any
>>> data stream from the recording, leaving all audio, video and subtitle
>>> stream untouched (as I understand it, this should directly using
>>> 'Recording profiles' but that never seemed to have any effect).
>>> Depending on the channel and the amount of data streamed, the final file
>>> is sometimes almost half the original size!
>>> Richard.
>> Hi,
>> I'm very interested in your script. I recording UK DVB-T and manually
>> create a cutlist to cut out ads and trim the start and end. I would like
>> to do a lossless transcode on this but this removes the DVB subtitles
>> stream, which I sometimes use. Your script sounds like it will do the
>> trick for me, will it?
>> Cheers,
>> John
> I have two on the wiki.  Neither is fully integrated for use as a user
> job.  I use them from a console and I perhaps have more time for doing
> this than most people would want to spare.   I posted them mainly to set
> out the steps involved, and they may need updating for 0.24+
> The older script, for dvb-t, uses Project-X and discards all but one
> video and one audio stream.  The other just makes keyframe-linked cuts
> and passes everything.  It works with dvb-t2 as well and could be ok
> more generally.
> Project-X cleans up some errors in the recording and doesn't have to
> discard subtitles;  I think mythburn.py in MythArchive would yield an
> example, but everything would need remuxing and I've never bothered.
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Mythcutprojectx
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Mythpycutter
> John P

On rereading this I see the request was for Richard's script, not mine. 
  Oh well... :-)

John P

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