[mythtv-users] was add season and episode number to parameters for mythlink.pl
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 26 20:57:49 UTC 2012
On 09/26/2012 04:53 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 09/26/2012 04:38 PM, Alex Van Deusen wrote:
>> What would be even better if somehow you could configure myth in
>> storage groups to store the recordings in the naming convention you
>> as a user would like.
> We'll never do that. We started down that road, once, but found out
> quickly that systems can't generally handle the varied requirements
> imposed by the varied sources of listings data as well as the
> differing character sets/encoding. So, MythTV will continue using an
> "internal" naming convention that is guaranteed to work on all
> systems, regardless of underlying configuration/character set/locale/...
and file system
> and those who want "pretty" views on the file system can get them
> through links. When it comes to the backend and non-re-creatable data
> (i.e. the recordings themselves), we want to minimize the potential
> failure modes.
Or, put more simply: File names are not meant for encoding
metadata--especially large quantities of metadata. Data belongs inside
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