[mythtv-users] mythvideo and removable media
leo at wau.mis.ah.nl
Fri May 28 01:39:09 EDT 2004
On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 03:09:39PM +0200, Xavier Hervy wrote:
> Leo Weppelman wrote:
> >Hello all,
> >I would like to extend mythvideo to accept files on a CD/DVD. I have
> >several CD's with .mpeg and .avi files on them. Currently if I want
> >to play these, I change the video path to /cdrom. This is not really
> >the way it should be.
> >What I'd like to add is a way to insert a CD and get thrown into the
> >video browser. So I can 'just' play what is on that CD. I don't want
> >to copy stuff to the harddisk anytime I like to play it.
> You just need to put a symbolic link in your video folder to /mnt/cdrom,
> and if you have automount or supermount , it will do what you want, I
> agree with you it's not a very good way but it's the only now . :-(
Ah, but I understood that automount/supermount would interact badly with
the media dectection DVD/VCD/Audio.... And I really like the detection
> You are not the only one that need this, then i actualy discuss with an
> other dev to implement this feature.
> What we think :
> Adding the capabilitie to store information about video which are store
> in removable storage like CD/DVD or hard drive in mythvideo.
> Adding information about DVD Video and trore these informations in
> mythvideo too. because we want to see all video in the same plugin, then
> we will show all the list of video, and when we want to play someone,
> mythvideo tell us to insert the DVD / CD or plug the removable drive
> where it was store.
> Grabbing informations about movie even if they are on CD / DVD Rom,
> removable hard drive or DVD Video.
That sounds good ;-) But storing this info must be optional. At the
moment I borrowed a friends collection of SG1 avi's. I'd like to watch
them, but I do not intent to keep them. So saving info is pretty useless.
It would be nice for my own private collections though. You can fetch the
CD-label stored with iso9660 as a way to identify the disk. [ I haven't
thought about removable hd's ].
A media handler that pulls in the contents of the disk (honoring the
configured filter settings) that lets you browse and play would be a nice
starting point I think. The next step could be to store the contents in
the database with a 'removeable-media-id'. The user should be explicitely
asked to store the info and should be able to modify the
'removeable-media-id'. This way you can have a JustPlayTheBloodyThing
interface and a posibility to archive and organize your personal video
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