[mythtv-users] Viewing video files on CD??
steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Sun May 6 14:44:00 UTC 2007
Alan Murrell wrote:
> I have several CDs with .avi and .mpg files on them. Typically if I want to
> watch one of them, I have to copy the video file to the hard disk on my
> MythTV box then watch it off the hard disk.
> Has anyone by any chance setup MythTV so that it can load the files on the CD
> directly and allow one to watch them? For example, perhaps it automounts the
> CD, performs a scan for new video files, then lists them when one goes to the
> appropriate menu item in MythTV (Media Library -> Watch Videos)?
> Is there some sort of HOWTO?
> Please advise. I look forward to hearing from you.
> -Alan M.
You could symlink your cdrom device into your MythVideo directory. So
when you have inserted a CD with video files on, you just go to the
symlinked dir in MythVideo and hey presto. Obviously MythVideo has to be
in the file browsing mode not the database one.. I would think..
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