[mythtv-users] Running mythcommflag on another PC?

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Sat Mar 2 22:10:00 UTC 2024

On Sat, 2 Mar 2024 13:48:13 -0500, you wrote:

>On Sat, Mar 2, 2024, 12:09?p.m. Jan Ceuleers <jan.ceuleers at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 02/03/2024 17:35, Ian Evans wrote:
>> > Just drinking coffee and a random mythtv musing struck me: is it
>> > possible to run mythcommflag on another PC so as not to bog down a PC
>> > doing multiple recordings.
>> >
>> > Say you have your main mythbox with its recording drives, but you
>> > archive older recordings to a NAS with storage directories. And you
>> > have a small computer on your network that does odd jobs like DNS,
>> > Home Assistant, etc. Could you run mythcommflag on just the archived
>> > recordings on that pc at a relaxed pace? :)
>> >
>> > Again, random coffee musing. Maybe the answer is "a X Gen intel/amd
>> > won't break a sweat mythcommflagging dozens of recordings, just limit
>> > the time to overnight."
>> Yes.
>> Run a slave backend on the other computer. It doesn't need any tuners,
>> but it does need access to the recording drives. You can configure the
>> kinds of jobs it is capable of running, how many of them at the same
>> time etc. If you want commflagging to run only on that other machine
>> then disallow commflagging on the main backend.
>> Thanks. I see that it can be run with a - -file input. So I'm assuming if
>you run it from a script against just the files in the archive storage it
>finds the recording in the database that way? Is there also a way a script
>can detect if a file has already been Flagged? (Barring that, I guess the
>script could always move files from /storagedirunflagged to

Mythcommflag puts its data in the recordedmarkup table, so if you
check for the commflag mark values in that table, you should be able
to work out if mythcommflag has been run or not.


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