[mythtv-users] possible mythvideo improvement?
maxpower44 at tiscali.fr
Tue Jun 22 10:43:04 EDT 2004
Craig Tinson wrote:
> Hey guys..
> I had an idea for an improvement in mythvideo.. and I think it might be
> of interest to quite a few..
> I'm more of a VB/ASP programmer and a PHP programmer so not sure where
> I'd start with this..
> I have a 250Gb HD in my combined back/frontend box..
> It's quite happy sitting there filling up space with movies, rips and
> When thats full I could go out and buy another 250Gb drive and keep
> However.. when does this stop? I can backup stuff to DVD with my
> recorder.. but managing a big collection of DVD's isn't the easiest
> So.. onto the suggestion...
> I can fit maybe 5/6 movies onto a DVD if I just use it as a data disc
> and store the .avi's on it...
> This cuts down on cost for new dvd's and saves a *huge* amount of time
> converting all my movies to "proper" dvd format..
> However.. I still want that 5/6 movies listed in the video manager...
It's what i currently do
> How's about a facility where, once I've burnt my 5/6 avi's to DVD, I can
> then insert that DVD.. mythvideo will look at the avi's.. allow me to do
> the full imdb search and store the metadata.. so it's still in the video
> Then it assigns me a number.. "put a sticker on this dvd with the number
> 1 on it".. then to the next DVD... "put a sticker on this dvd with the
> number 2 on it"
I 'm thinking about that, personnaly i store my cd/dvd in an album where
i can put 4 cd/dvd per page and i put a sticker on the cd/dvd. then i
will implement something like that (in my todo list).
> Then where I want to watch a movie.. I look through the video manager..
> select a movie and it will say "please insert DVD #1"
I made this and it works
> I know there are seperate applications for this.. and there's even a few
> php apps for dvd/cd management.. but something like this would be nice
> built-in to the video manager..
> I know not everyone can afford to be going out and buying loads of new
> (big) hard drives.. and setting up cd/dvd jukeboxes etc etc.. so this
> might be an alternative..
> any thoughts on this? or am I just talking outta my arse? lol
then be patient ;-)
You said that you are PHP Developpeur then when my patch will be ready
and apply, probably you will be able to add this feature to mythweb too.
tell me if you want to be a beta tester for my patch, i can send it to
you when it will be ready.
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