[mythtv-users] When does a Video Sync to File System
nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 23:45:09 UTC 2009
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:49 AM, <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 4:26 PM, Paulin <paulin at spextreme.com> wrote:
>> I'm hoping this is a simple answer.
>> When I put a file on the hard disk in the videos directory, when does the
>> Video browser sync to the file system and display it in the browser? I've
>> been going into the Setting->Video Manager to try and force it but it
>> doesn't consistently do it. So I'm trying to figure our what really causes
>> update the listing. And how would I force it to resync?
> As far as I know it will not automatically update the database with new
> videos that have been added to your videos folder (I assume this is what you
> mean by sync). If you check back a couple of days ago there is a thread
> discussing various ways of setting it to update automatically via cron.
> Manually you can go to Settings->Video Manager as you said and it should
> happen immediately. It syncs with the file system before it actually enters
> the video manager. Another manual method which I prefer is to use mythweb.
> When you are in the video section there is a button on the upper right that
> says "scan library" or something like similar. If you have added videos and
> they aren't showing up after you do a manual scan, then one possible problem
> is that you don't have the file type defined for that type of video. One
> time I had a video with a divx extension and it wouldn't get added. I
> finally realized I had to go into the mythtv settings and define a file type
> for that extension. Then it was added on the next scan.
Also I believe that in trunk, going into video manager does NOT
automatically scan and update the database, there is now a specific
button to do this within video manager.
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