[mythtv-users] Video Sources, scheduling and recordings history
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Mar 29 22:33:35 UTC 2010
On 03/29/2010 06:11 PM, Andre wrote:
> On 29 Mar 2010, at 22:24, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 03/29/2010 05:03 PM, Andre wrote:
>>> I am very very concerned about having 6TB of recordings that all claim to have been recorded on channel "." is this also derived from the channel ID or hopefully from channum or callsign?
>> TTBOMK, they'll show either the callsign of the channel that now uses the old channel ID or they'll show #chanid# (such as #1021#) if there's no channel with that channel ID.
>> However, if that's really a concern, just hold off on changing things around. There will be an update to mythconverg_restore.pl that does channel fixes for exactly this reason. Even if you run -fixes, you'll be able to use the trunk version of mythconverg_restore.pl, so as soon as that's available, it will fix up all your channels for you (including xmltvid's, visibility, etc.) for the channels themselves and fix any old recordings or recording rules while it's at it.
> Great stuff and great timing, I was going to give it a try tomorrow!
> Of course I could just restore the db backup if it all went the way of the pear but you may have saved me a few hours tinkering. My temporary solution is working well enough for now and a capture cards purge might sort out the odd unexpected scheduling choice.
> I'm tempted to got to Trunk pretty soon anyway, spotted music to my ears (eyes) in the updates page :-)
> New improved VDPAU rendering code  
> • Fix VDPAU high quality scaling 
> Thanks again.
For those, go to 0.23-fixes, not trunk. 0.23-fixes has all of them,
and, IMHO, is in pretty good shape right now.
Note, also, that I don't have the patch that redoes the channel-fixing
code complete, yet. I'm still playing around with the fuzzy matching
algorithms and have to decide what kind of user interface to use. It
will be a bit before it's there.
If you mean you don't mind using the "broken" channel ID's, then redoing
your video sources now shouldn't be a problem.
Also, if you redo your channel ID's now, keep a full database backup (as
from http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Database_Backup_and_Restore ) from
before you redo them--it's quite likely you'd be able to use it with the
future-channel-fixing code to fix up old recordings.
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