Talk:Video Library

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Randomly Play Videos?

I have a some music videos. Is there a way that I can have it randomly play videos within a folder? Thanks TazzyTazzy 21:30, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

No IMDB data, fix does not work

I've tried everything but am unable to get mythvideo to pull imdb data, I don't even have an option to manually enter it. Does anyone else have this same problem and/or know how to fik it? I am running Unbuntu Hardy and MythTV 0.21 and have no other problems as of yet.

Support for IMDB has been dropped because it violated Terms and Conditions and they were actively fighting scrapers, poster quality etc from IMDB is now extremely low quality and resolution. We have transitioned to TMDB with 0.22. --GBee 14:04, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

External Player Configuration

Why was all the detail on configuring external players removed? That was useful info.

With 0.22/0.23 the external player support is deprecated and slated for removal in a future version. The internal player is robust and feature complete. There are no open tickets for unsupported formats or unplayable videos and to the best of our knowledge, the internal player supports everything that the other players do and much more besides. Add to that the plan to further integrate the internal player into the UI plus the introduction of video streaming from remote storage groups and users of external players are going to be at a serious disadvantage. --GBee 14:02, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

local playback dirty hack

As I explained to you on the mailing list, that 'hack' will ONLY work if you are playing content available on the local machine, and you only have one directory defined. If the content is already local, just don't use storage groups, and external players will work. It's that simple.

Scan for changes takes too long

After building a new mythbuntu system I noticed that scan for changes for new videos takes too long to complete (sometimes takes about one day !)

mySQLd is the process that top shows as the most active process.

Is this is regular ?

  • I also have this if I use Storage Groups but not if I set it up the old way. (Using LinHES 7.1) --Turpie 22:20, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
We need more information on your setup. Is your content stored on a remote file server and mounted using CIFS? Is it possible you have symlinks that produce filesystem loops? wagnerrp 23:33, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Folder Image 'Fallback'

Under 'Folder Images', it says the following: "As a fallback, you can place any image in the folder and it will be used."

As far as I can see, this is not the case - either you call the file folder.png/jpg, or it doesn't use it. I considered removing that sentence, but I don't know if it's intended to work, but is just currently broken. (Currently being v0.24.1-101-g5da2367). CiaranG 11:58, 10 November 2011 (UTC)