[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #1354: MythVideo fails to display files with square brackets in properly

Colin Guthrie mythtv at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Feb 21 14:18:03 UTC 2006

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> MythTV wrote:
>>#1354: MythVideo fails to display files with square brackets in properly
>>Reporter:  scoultas at steveandcathy.com  |       Owner:  jdonavan
>>    Type:  defect                      |      Status:  new     
>>Priority:  minor                       |   Milestone:  unknown 
>>Component:  mythvideo                   |     Version:  0.19    
>>Severity:  low                         |  
>>If I have two files, named 'Test [1 - 1].avi' and 'Test [2 - 1].avi', and
>>use Video Manager to import them into the videometadata table, they show
>>up successfully in that table, but with the same value in the title
>>column, 'Test'.  When browsing videos, this causes only one of them to
>>show up in the Tree View (also seems to be a problem in Gallery Mode).
>>Removing the square brackets and reloading the database through Video
>>Manager allows both files to be seen correctly.
>>This problem has been introduced since Myth 0.18 - previously such files
>>displayed correctly.
> There seem to be two issues here--one of which may not be a bug:
>     1) Text inside square brackets in a filename is removed when 
> "autogenerating" a video name.
>     2) When two videos have the same video name, only one of them is 
> visible in MythVideo.
> I would argue that 1) is not a bug, but 2) is.

Does MythVideo automatically set "Browse = 0" for the second video, thus 
hiding it from display? Does it also set "Play after: 2nd Movie" for the 
first movie?

Say I have aquired a video from some source or other that has files named:
My Movie [Part 1 of 2].avi
My Movie [Part 2 of 2].avi
(or similar).

Ideally, IMO, I only want to see one listing in MythVideo for this movie 
(in playback mode, not in the Video Manager where two entries is 
appropriate). I wan the movie to appear as "My Movie" (I don't care how 
many parts are in it when I'm watching it), and I want MythMovie to 
automatically play part 2 when part 1 finishes....

If this is what MythMovie is doing (i'm not able to test this 100% at 
the mo'), then I say this is very definatly a feature rather than a bug 
(albeit a feature that should be documented better/FAQ'ed up a little!)



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