[mythtv-users] how to improve Myth (was "OT: I'm streaming Netflix on my Linux box")
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Oct 8 16:53:58 UTC 2008
On 10/08/2008 11:29 AM, jedi wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 10:19:39AM -0500, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 10:14 AM, jedi wrote:
>>> I am less bothered that different types of media are handled with
>>> different plugins. What seems problematic to me is that different types
>>> of copies of the same exact content is handled differently and there isn't
>>> any communication between the 2 handlers. It would be very handy for the
>>> scheduler to know that it can record the last 3 seasons of TNG or the last
>>> 5 seasons of SG1 without wasting space, duplicating effort and needlessly
>>> tying up a tuner recording the others.
>> Hard problem to solve. There is no reason you can't import your TNG/SG1
>> episodes into Watch Recordings (plenty of scripts exist to do this) but you
>> also have to match the title/subtitle fairly exactly for Myth to be able to
>> know definitively that these are the same episodes. You could guess at the
>> episode numbers with some accuracy using past recordings as an example but
>> again, it's a very manual process that would be hard to manage from the
>> 10ft. interface.
> Yup, this is why the metadata needs to be more unified.
> It's the kind of nuissance that screams for better automation.
> It's bound to dampen someone's enthusiasm.
So, now we just have to get the SD folks to allow us to purchase
"historic" series data from TMS (i.e. have the "listings" and the
"listings plus" options for $15/yr and $25/yr or whatever). And, if TMS
has movie info, perhaps "listings plus plus" (or would that be "listings
I.e. you want better unification, you're limited to a single source of data.
*** And since the historic info may be, or the movie info would be,
useful to non-US users, we could have a "plus" option without listings
or a "sharp" option without listings. I guess, though, if users want
the movie info without historic and without listings data, then I guess
we'd take one plus off the sharp, but that would leave only a plus,
meaning it would be the same as historic data only...
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