[mythtv] mythvideo improvements.

hondaman hondaman at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 16:12:28 UTC 2006

Sounds easy enough in your example.  Now lets introduce reality.
1000+ directories with directory and filenames that dont match the
actual movie name, this spanned across 2 different sub groups, DVDr
and divx/xvid/everything else.  Lets not forget that some of these are
multi-part movies either.  Throw in the xxx directory with 5k random
movie clips, and your Video Manager is a movie wasteland.

After wading through those movies, and getting all your movies
properly assigned through imdb, now go to your media library -> watch
movies.  Gallery view isnt even an option at this point, because when
you switch to gallery view, it forgets your filters.  So now you are
stuck thumbing through your movies, one by one.

Theres gotta be a better way, and there is.

On 1/10/06, Chris <chris at siggynet.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 05:53 -0500, hondaman wrote:
> > First let me state that I am not a coder.  I have trouble with Hello
> > World!.  I just installed myththv for the first time in a year or so,
> > and was pleasantly surprised that it works this time.  Mostly.
> >
> > I have a very large movie collection, and after spending 3 days doing
> > nothing but entering in all the movies into the db, I have several
> > suggestions that would make this whole process a billion times easier.
> I touch the filename, in the mythvideodir for example. dirty.dancing.avi
> Then let imdp.pl do it's work via the videomanager. how much easier can
> it get ?
> Chris
> >
> > I also have several suggestions on the Media Library/Watch Videos
> > section.  Is this the proper forum for offering useablity suggestions?
> >
> > Thanks for offering a decent alternative to snapstream.  Anyone know
> > the email address to request refunds from them?  :(
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