[mythtv-users] oddly-truncated recording

Jerome Yuzyk jerome at supernet.ab.ca
Sat Oct 7 19:00:33 UTC 2017

On Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:33:12 AM MDT Stephen Worthington wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Oct 2017 22:18:46 -0600, you wrote:
> >I just made a recording that Mythfrontend sees as 3.5 hours, 24G, but the
> >skip-forward and Info OSD thinks it's only a little over 2 hours long.
> >
> >What happened? How can I fix it?
> You can try rebuilding the seek table.  I have this as my User Job 1
> setting:
> mythcommflag --rebuild -f %FILE%
> You can also go to the recording and hit "I" twice and scroll down to
> see the filename then run mythcommflag --rebuild manually as above
> with that filename (from a mythtv group command prompt).

Thanks for that. Turns out it was a duff recording. Rebuild failed with:

[mythtv at tv tv]$ mythcommflag --file 2020_20171007003000.ts --rebuild
MythTV Commercial Flagger, building seek table for:
    CFL Football - Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2017-10-06 23:07:21.360163 C  mythcommflag version: fixes/0.28 [v28.0-104-
g3930f5d] www.mythtv.org
2017-10-06 23:07:21.360233 C  Qt version: compile: 5.6.2, runtime: 5.6.2
Rebuild started at Fri Oct 6 23:07:21 2017
2017-10-07 00:30:02.244514 E  decoding error
                        eno: Unknown error 541478725 (541478725)
Rebuild completed at Sat Oct 7 00:30:02 2017

And VLC gagged on it at the 2-hour mark. Fortunately, I had already seen the 
best part of the game.

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