[mythtv-users] 0.23 and [no] video storage group question

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Wed May 12 14:38:49 UTC 2010


On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 05/11/10 11:23, Neil Bird wrote:
>>   If I *do* need a video storage group ... is it possible to add that
>> without losing all my carefully set up videometadata?  I don't mind
>> getting a little clever with SQL ...
>
> In 0.23, MythVideo now stores a hash with your file.  The first schema
> update will take a long time, as it is calculating all those hashes.
> Once things are hashed, you can move between storage groups and local
> access at will.  MythVideo will detect the moved video and adjust the
> database entry accordingly, without losing any metadata.
>
> Local access will not be removed until the DVD playback issue has been
> resolved, but storage groups are the preferred mechanism.  The python
> bindings and mythweb will only work with storage groups.

When local access is removed will there be any way to play files that
are actually stored on a frontend?  I'm assuming not.  That's
something I do all the time unfortunately, as my frontend happens to
to have a fair amount of extra disk I'm not using for anything else.

Most of what I watch in mythvideo is stuff that I don't keep
there...things that get watched and then deleted.  I've actually
always used file browse mode with nothing in the metadata tables at
all.  It sounds like all that's going away.

I've been moving slowly towards using the internal player for things I
used to use xine for...mkv files for example, but not for DVDs as yet.
 I still use xine for those.  I won't kid you though...these are not
changes I'm too happy with, though I know there are good reasons for
them.

Tom


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