[mythtv-users] Re: Managing multiple video archives & Watch Recordings vs. MythVideo

thor mythtv at lamedomainname.com
Sat Jan 24 11:31:10 EST 2004

On Saturday 24 January 2004 10:10, J. Donavan Stanley wrote:

> I ran an idea I had for a generic
> "library" system that eliminates the distinction between a video and
> a recording past Isaac.  He indicated that I should talk to Thor
> about his mfd but I've not had a chance to do so yet, maybe I'll do
> that today...


	The mfd (it's in cvs) has ambitions of doing this. It's a daemon you'd 
run on each frontend, and part of it's job is to keep track of all the 
content available (with metadata). The notion is that the GUI client 
then just asks the mfd what's available (not caring where it came from 
... recorded TV, old .avi's, DVD rips, etc.) and lets the user browse 
it and play it. Note that the mfd is also network transparent and 
Rendezvous-enabled, so "not caring where it came from" also means not 
caring where it is on the network).

	That's the plan. There's no client yet (or, rather, no adaptation of 
any mythplugin gui clients to it), and the only content lookup and 
tracking going on so far is for audio data. But it's coming .... fire 
up an mfd on a couple of myth boxes and run iTunes on the same network 
... kinda cool.

- thor


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