[mythtv-users] Use internal viewer for mpg files from mythvideo?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Mar 17 13:24:29 UTC 2006
On 03/17/2006 07:55 AM, Warren wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>On 03/16/2006 08:49 AM, Warren wrote:
>>>Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>>Commercial skip is only set up to work
>>>>with MythTV recordings--not on MythVideo videos. Therefore, you'll have
>>>>to import the show into MythTV's recordings (see
>>>>contrib/myth.rebuilddatabase.pl) then run mythcommflag to rebuild the
>>>>seektable and then run mythcommflag to mark commercials ("mythcommflag
>>>Would the shows then have to be moved into the path (/mnt/store) of
>>Assuming /mnt/store is your MythTV recordings directory (RecordFilePrefix).
>>Yes for recordings with commflagging, no for MythVideo videos with
>>Internal player and without commflagging. Videos must be withing the
>>MythVideo directory structure to be recognized by the scanner.
>>Note, a link in the recordings/video directory to a file in a different
>>location will work for both recordings and videos...
> Is the directory limitation a matter of the where the scanner runs in
> the first place to do the flagging, or is it somethign that is needed
> for playback?
Needed for playback. Myth currently makes some assumptions about the
location of recordings. There are many good reasons for this--including
safety. In the future (probably 0.20), you should be able to specify a
list of directories you want to use to record/store recordings.
> The reason I am asking is that I have hundreds of recordings across
> 6 hard drives made by my ReplayTV boxes, which I am in the process of
> replacing. The ReplayTV recordings have EVT files, which are lists of
> commercial start and stop points. If the scanning is something done
> once then I could write something to import these files - I have to
> imagine this would be faster than commercial scanning a half terrabyte
> of MPEG recordings.
> I have figured out the problems with getting these to play properly in
> MythVideo (telling MV to ignore the ndx and evt files and using the
> Internal player), so I was wondering if I could import the commercial
> start and stop points and have the Internal player recognize them even
> outside of /mnt/video. If not I suppose ln -s will work, it will just
> make for a very busy directory. If I do have to go the ln-s route, do
> subdirectories work or will I have link every file?
TTBOMK, there is no way to get MythVideo to skip commercials--even with
the Internal player.
Therefore, you'll need to use "ln -s", but no subdirectories. I posted
a patch to the -dev list quite a while ago that allows the use of
subdirectories for storage (not recording), but I don't know if it will
still apply--I don't use it anymore--and I don't recommend its use.
There are some limitations--primarily dealing with multiple
filesystems--that could have "undesired" effects (including destructive
effects). I have since decided that allowing multiple directories
requires Myth to have additional filesystem information.
The discussion of the "Storage Groups" idea (multiple recording
directories) is at
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