[mythtv-users] mythvideo and removable media
maxpower44 at tiscali.fr
Fri May 28 12:05:29 EDT 2004
Leo Weppelman wrote:
> On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 03:09:39PM +0200, Xavier Hervy wrote:
>>Leo Weppelman wrote:
>>>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
I dont try supermount with myth because i have some trouble with kernel
2.6 with fb and bootsplash.
Can you tell me what conflics we have between autodetection and
supermount ? (without automount)
>>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.
I agree with you
> 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 ].
How fetch the cd label ?
but CD-Label are not unique !
is there a way to identify a cd ?
> 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.
I agree with you, but without supermount we should add an item in the
menu to umount the cd, and i believe that donavan don't like it.
> 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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