[mythtv-users] Videos in database not appearing in UI

jam at tigger.ws jam at tigger.ws
Sat Jun 22 14:37:47 UTC 2019

> On 22 Jun 2019, at 8:00 pm, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:
> Been looking at this for a few days to no avail.
> I've used the FE Video function for many years to scan my MBE hard drive
> using mythutil --scanvideos and have a cron job that runs in the background.
> Every so often, *some* directories just don't show up in the UI.  I can see
> them on disk and in the videometadata table in mysql.  File permissions are
> identical to the videos that do show up.  This happened this week.  Was
> watching a video on Monday night, come back a few days later and the wife
> reports that "it's gone".  The only changes during that time was to move an
> old linux FE to a fire stick 4k (different FE from where the issue
> occurred).
> FWIW, I see the exact same output when I go into the Myth WebFrontent on my
> MBE IP (Videos -> Video Gallery).  Given that, it does not appear to be a
> FE specific issue.
> MBE is 30 fixes (just upgraded to b9c1b41a6c today on the MBE) , FE are
> Fire Stick 4ks
> I don't mind digging into code, debugging, etc, but I'm not quite sure
> where to start

IMveryHO the whole issue of not scanning a video twice based on it’s checksum is a design blunder. Like thee it caused me many moments of great angst

You can scan an empty directory, then your real. videos to reset the DB and have a clean start.
The problem is this will wipe your metadata.

I wrote a small utility to scan the video directory looking for duplicates (which are quite easy to get IIEC the checksum is 16 bit. I used QT to make a console app so the usual qmake, make sequence.
Mail me if you’d like a copy.

Using this you can find and descide what to do with dups. Shotcut is your friend

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