[mythtv-users] concatenating recordings?
linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Oct 28 17:45:12 UTC 2011
I may be missing something big here, and be on completely the wrong tack ...
I was under the impression that a recording (at least for those of us
using DVB) is simply a capture of a broadcast bitstream over a
period. Thus concatenating two recordings ought to be just a matter
of joining the two files together :
cat file1 file2 > bigfile
I'd imagine worst case is there's something on the front of the file,
and so you'd have a bit in the middle that wasn't a valid stream.
Since the decoder has to cope with dropouts and serious errors, it
ought to be able to cope and pick up at the next key frame - ie it
would treat the bit at the join as just a burst of transmission noise.
Or have I missed something ?
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