A few ffmpeg queries

Alan Milewczyk alan at soulman1949.com
Wed Sep 13 13:41:58 PDT 2017

On 13/09/2017 17:14, David Cantrell wrote:
> On 2017-09-11 15:41, Jeremy Nicoll - ml gip wrote:
>> On 2017-09-08 00:07, Alan Milewczyk wrote:
>>>  ... as I can access my home PC during my annual 4
>>> months in the Philippines I am able to organise recording schedules
>>> from over 7000 miles away!)
>> How on earth do you catch up with 4 months' worth of unwatched 
>> programmes
>> when you come back, though?
> I dunno about Alan, but I too have remote access to the machine I use 
> for recording TV stuff. And having remote access to make it record 
> stuff also means I have remote access to watch the results.

Watching TV on a flakey 1Mbps connection is not possible. My OH and I 
Skype/Viber twice day when I'm in the UK and many a time the video feed 
disconnects because the connection isn't good enough, even speech can be 
difficult. When I'm over there, I set up my gip recording schedule using 
the local connection (the schedule is a text file listing PIDs/programme 
names which is read by a series of batch files) - this gets shared via 
my Dropbox account to the UK PC which then downloads the programmes as 

Humax stuff is trickier - I have to log into the PVR EPG and that's slow 
across the connection. Then it's a matter of scanning the EPG and 
setting up the recordings. Usually, once I week I transfer the 
recordings over from the Humax box to my UK PC, again a slow process 
across the connection. But hey, it works and it's something I couldn't 
have done a few years ago!

> On which subject - there's a new channel on Freeview called 
> FreeSports. But it doesn't show up in EyeTV on my Mac, using an Elgato 
> Diversity tuner. Anyone have any suggestions to fix that? No, 
> re-scanning the channel list didn't help.
Sorry no can help on that!


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