[mythtv-users] OT: MythTV UPnP AV Media Center Server questions; DSM-320
kuphal at dls.net
Mon Dec 10 21:15:06 UTC 2007
On Dec 10, 2007 3:09 PM, James Pifer <jep at obrien-pifer.com> wrote:
> I picked up a DSM-320. Only $50 after rebate with free shipping so
> figured it was worth a little risk. I did see that someone else had it
> working, even though the wiki says not yet tested.
> Anyway, I have tons of videos for the kids that are transcoded to
> xvid/mp3 avi. The DSM-320 says it supports xvid, but will not play any
> of them which really sucks...
> The questions I really want to ask are about Myth's AV Media Center
> server. The DSM-320 connects to my myth server without a problem. Going
> to recordings isn't too bad finding what you want to watch, but going to
> Videos stinks, at least in my case, since I have so many videos. (I
> could certainly have less videos but that's a different discussion...)
> Is there any way to better organize Videos? In mythvideo it's great
> using the directory organization.
> Also, as a test I transcoded a recording using mencoder but using mpeg4
> instead of my usual xvid. I copied the newly created avi to both my
> Videos and Recordings. I still can't find it from the DSM-320 client.
> Is there some kind of refresh that happens on the server before a client
> will see it? Or should it be immediate?
In regards to your last question, you have to run the Video Manager on the
frontend to import videos into the metadata of MythVideo which is where, I
think, the UPnP stuff gets it from. You shouldn't drop files into your
recordings folders. Doesn't do any good unless you import it with a utility
like ragetvgrab.pl or myth.rebuilddatabase.pl.
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