[mythtv-users] Two files after transcoding

Daryl McDonald darylangela at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 15:22:33 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 6:33 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 03/16/2014 10:59 PM, Hika van den Hoven wrote:
>> So if I understand right, find_orphans.py list all files it finds in
>> any storage directory, that are nowhere mentioned in the database.
>> So deleting all .old files by hand should not give any problem, as I
>> thought.
>> And if you are not satisfied by a transcoding, you should delete the
>> new file and remove .old from the old file?
> I think you mean delete the file from the file system (not using MythTV to
> delete the recording) and rename the old file to be the same as the new
> file.  If so, yes.
>> I see only one problem there, namely that the filesize in the database
>> will be incorrect and possibly also the extention (mpg ->  nuv).
> Actually, a lot more than just the file size will be incorrect in the
> database.  The file extension is irrelevant, so you would just use whatever
> the new file uses--even if the original is a MPEG and the new file is a NUV.
>>   So
>> what is the procedure te restore back the pre-transcode '.old file?'.
>> That possibility is after all the reason to keep '.old'.
> As described above followed by mythcommflag --rebuild.
> Mike
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Thanks for the confirmation Mr. Dean. curiously enough, after running
the orphans.py script and executing the options I still had 36 ".old"
files in myth's recording file. They have been manually deleted now
and the save transcoded box rechecked. I will get rid of the .old
files after each successful transcode from now on, my grandson
probably has enough DVD's for a while. Again thanks to all
contributors.   Daryl

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