[mythtv-users] UPnP and Video Metadata
nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 00:02:29 UTC 2010
On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Robert McNamara
<robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 3:34 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 12:26 PM, Robert McNamara
>> <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Charles Waddell <cdwaddell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> After a couple years away from MythTV, I got back into it this week, and was
>>>> wondering if my setup is wrong or if this is by design. I am running the
>>>> latest MythTV release on Ubuntu 9.10 with a PS3 UPnP as a streaming client
>>>> in my living room. Should the UPnP menu break down into Title, Director,
>>>> etc... if metadata has been imported for all of my media. Currently, I only
>>>> get videoroot with the folder structure and the filenames for the videos.
>>>> I tried searching the list, and apologise if I missed a reply to a similar
>>>> question in the past, but I have been off of the mailing list for a while.
>>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>> CD Waddell
>>> The uPnP server does its own scan, and doesn't use the DB metadata at
>>> all, so what you see is accurate.
>> depending on your definition of 'accurate'. Perhaps you mean 'expected
>> in the current implementation' :)
>> Seems strange to let myth gather all this metadata and then not have
>> upnp use it. But some of the recent posts lead me to believe that upnp
>> is still both a black art in general  and a work in progress for
>>  in that there seem to be many conflicting and varying
>> implementations of the 'standard'.
> Nobody is really working on uPnP in general in Myth. Lots of things
> "seem strange" when there's nobody willing or able to do the work,
> when the real explanation is not strange at all.
I wasn't complaining, and if I could code and have spare time I would
do something about it. At the moment I run a mythtv mailing list, am
about to become admin on a support site and help here to help as much
as I can.
The fact that no one is working on it explains a lot. Posts like this
make me think that may change:
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