[mythtv-users] Problems with mythvideo and HD-PVR recordings
stichnot at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 14:02:01 UTC 2009
On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 8:04 PM, Brad DerManouelian <bderman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Aug 22, 2009, at 7:56 PM, Jim Stichnoth wrote:
>> I've been trying to move some movies from the MythTV recordings area
>> into the MythVideo area, to live among the various DVD rips. This
>> works fine for HDHR recordings, and for other recordings that were
>> transcoded to mpeg-4. But I have problems with HD-PVR recordings.
>> They generally work OK if I simply play from the beginning, but the
>> player freezes up if I try to skip or ff/rew, and logs a lot of
>> "Waiting for prebuffer" messages. This is a little puzzling since I
>> have mythvideo configured to use the Internal player for all file
>> types, and playback works just fine within mythfrontend. I'm using
>> 0.21 svn20549 with the JYA VDPAU patches.
>> In any case, I was wondering if anyone has a magic ffmpeg command line
>> that would result in a more playable mythvideo file, with roughly the
>> same file size and quality. I tried "-vcodec copy -acodec copy" and
>> got a file that was about 5% smaller and wouldn't even begin to play
>> under mythvideo.
> When you move the recording you lose the seektable. rebuild the seektable
> with mythcommflag --video <filename> and see if that helps.
I'm happy to report that this works properly in 0.22 (that is, after
running mythcommflag --video /path/to/filename).
Now, if only there were a way to trim the commercials from the HD-PVR
recording, or get a cutlist into the mythvideo playback...
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