[mythtv-users] mythlink.pl for 0.28

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon May 2 13:50:09 UTC 2022

On 05/02/2022 07:40 AM, Robin Gilks wrote:
> Greetings
> I recall a while back using mythlink.pl to get readable filenames for TV
> recordings I wanted to archive but this may have been on 0.26 or 0.27.
> I'm about to do a total rebuild of my system and thought it a great time
> to get rid of some of the cruft by just keeping a few TV recordings as
> Video files. I can then rescan music & videos into a totally fresh system
> and start the recording setup from scratch with new tuners.
> Problem is all the versions of mythlink I have found fail with the same
> error:
> Can't find string terminator "EOF" anywhere before EOF at ./mythlink.pl
> line 63.
> Anyone an idea of what is going on or is there another way I can 'export'
> the recordings as videos with meaningful names?

Check out the mythlink.pl script you're running. Somewhere around line 
262 should be a line that contains only "EOF" and then a line feed. 
Usually an error like this is caused when there's an errant space or 
invisible character on the line.


Alternatively, it's possible your copy of the script is actually 
truncated.  You can always download a new copy of mythlink.pl from


and then "Save Page As" and give that a try.


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