[mythtv-users] Cover art in recordings
kane.tse at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 18:44:11 UTC 2011
On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 8:30 AM, Tom Lichti <redpepperracing at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM, Greg <greg12866 at nycap.rr.com> wrote:
>> On 03/03/2011 04:08 AM, Roald wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 3:17 AM, Tom Lichti<redpepperracing at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I have a script that goes through my video
>>>> files and adds them to the recorded table so I have a single
>>>> consolidated view of all of my media.
>>> Hi, this sounds very intriguing. Would you mind sharing your script?
>>> This is the single thing I miss most in MythTV, to be able to find all
>>> my video content in one view.
>> I don't exactly know what you mean by "video content in one view" What
>> is it you want to do?
> In my case, I wanted to have DVD Rips and videos to show up in one
> place, and the easiest place is in 'Watch Recordings', at least for
> us. So I wrote a script that scans my video directory and adds records
> to the recorded table. I use a specific naming convention so my script
> can parse them out and categorize them correctly. I know it's not
> recommended to do it, but it works for me, and I don't complain when
> it breaks (not that it has). It's pretty raw, and I'd be loathe to
> share it, for a number of reasons.
There is an old script called myth.rebuilddatabase.pl which will allow
you to import video files into the 'Watch Recordings' screen.
Support for it was discontinued after MythTV-0.23, as the official
preferred method is to import into MythVideo. However, I have found
that the script still functions with MythTV-0.24.
I think the reason support was dropped is because it does not populate
the database fully/correctly. If someone could point me to a
discussion of the deficiencies, I could take a look at it. I think
there was some talk of incorporating myth.rebuilddatabase.pl's
functionality into the MythTV GUI properly, but it does not appear to
have been implemented yet.
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