[mythtv-users] MythTV unaware of recordings' actual audio properties

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Mar 10 16:58:49 UTC 2014

On 10/03/14 13:15, Will Dormann wrote:
> On 3/10/14, 9:08 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 03/10/2014 08:32 AM, Will Dormann wrote:
>>> Based on this, one might conclude that mythtv might not be getting the
>>> audio properties from the recordings themselves, but some other place?
>>> If so, where?
>> Your listings provider.  This is why/how you also see them provided on
>> listings for shows in the future/shows you don't record.
> Ok, I had suspected that.   Thanks for the confirmation.   It would seem
> that for shows that are actually recorded, the actual audio properties
> should override what's provided by the EPG.
> For example, if I have my recording device configured to record audio
> using the analog stereo connectors, then my recording is in stereo.
> When I'm looking at the list of my recordings, I'd like to know how they
> were recorded.  I don't necessarily care about how the show was
> broadcast.   Right?
Be aware that audio formats, like video, can change from time to time /during/ a 
recording. If you have pre-roll, you may catch a different format before your 
intended program begins. Advert breaks will almost certainly change the 
video/audio formats again (and back, when the program restarts). Which one do 
you select to put in the database? How do you know it refers to the program content?


Mike Perkins

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