[mythtv] CD/DVD/Writer Detection and Idea

Aaron McCarthy mccarthy.aaron at gmail.com
Sat May 27 07:35:28 UTC 2006

On Saturday 27 May 2006 04:00, Matthew Wire wrote:
> What I am suggesting is that some sort of cd detection class is created
> that can be used for all detection needs.  It would need methods such as
> getCDDriveList, isCD, isDVD, isCDWriter, isDVDWriter (or similar).  This
> would make cd device selection much simpler in my opinion and the user
> would not have to deal with device names.
> For IDE devices, device names can be mapped to the description
> in /proc/ide/hd*/model.  There must be a similar method for scsi, usb
> drives.
> Not sure how/if this would want integration with mythmediamonitor or
> not?
> Not sure if USB/Firewire cd devices would show up
> in /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info?
> Also, not sure where this would want to be implemented as yet, though if
> I read the developer docs a little better I should be able to get a
> better idea - any help welcome though!
> Please note that I am quite happy to code this myself, but I want to
> throw it into the open first to get some opinions and ideas.

You wont need to do that.  Here is the code that does it.  I wrote this ages 
ago to go along with some changes to MythGallery to archive photos to DVD.  
These may not apply to latest SVN anymore.

Aaron McCarthy
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