[mythtv] Formating of title for recordings

Tim Jordan tim at wheresrover.co.uk
Tue Aug 8 19:47:58 UTC 2006

Is there a reason that it is formatted in this way though? this kind  
of harks back to a day of a manual recorder, rather than the more  
modern myth that we are faced with now. Does the contrib script  
automatically rename the files, i.e. could it be run as a cron job  
renaming my files as i move along?
As of you third comment that is where I start from but with the live  
tv recordings it is still annoying.


On 8 Aug 2006, at 20:42, Nick wrote:

> On 08/08/06, Tim Jordan <tim at wheresrover.co.uk> wrote:
>> How is the current titling of the recording formed.
>> I notice that there is a date in there but the rest of it seems to be
>> a bit cryptic.
> Usually the format is CHANNUM_YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.mpg
>> Would it be possible to change the naming convention of the file to
>> pull the title from the guide data and if I made a patch to do this
>> would it have any adverse impacts elsewhere.
> There is a contributed script (/contrib/mythrename.pl) that can do  
> exactly this.
>> This issue has cropped up because I have had a few database problems
>> recently and wifey always wants to watch something in the cryptically
>> named files, which results in me loaded them one by one in xine or
>> similar and working out what they are.
> If you know when the showing you want to watch was on, you can make an
> educated guess by looking at the datestamp in the cryptic filename.
> Nick
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