[mythtv-users] Skipping and time length messed up
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Oct 24 21:39:55 UTC 2009
On 10/24/2009 02:02 PM, Tim Ashman wrote:
> ok, I don't really care about finding out which recordings are messed up. I
> can find out by watching them and if the commercial skip works then it is
> fine it the first skip fails I'll know I can't do any seeking on this
> recording. Since I delete almost every show after I've watched it it sounds
> like I should just see if it just works it way through.
Actually, a broken seek table won't necessarily result in an inability
to seek, it could also manifest as slow seeks or blockiness when seeking
or other issues. So, if you see any kind of issue when doing anything
other than just playing the recording from start to end, you probably
want to try to rebuild the seektable on that video (since you know you
may have some corrupt seektables).
> My only concern would be what happens to those seek entries that are wrong
> after I delete the file (show) associated with them, does the logic of
> the "delete" also delete the incorrect records in the seek table because they
> are still marked with the correct show, or do these entries end up just
> hanging out making my table larger than it would otherwise be?
They'll be deleted. If the data that links them to the recording got
corrupted, then they've already been deleted (mythbackend cleans up that
table once per day and gets rid of any records that don't correspond to
existing recordings (where existence is determined by database metadata,
not file/file system info).
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