[mythtv] podcast question

Rob Smith kormoc at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 21:04:05 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 1:33 PM, Kawayanan <kawayanan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1)  Is there a command line way of telling MythMusic (and MythVideo) to scan
> for new files?  After the podcasts are automatically downloaded, I have to
> rescan my collection for them to show up.  It would be nice to be able to
> have the cron job rescan the library for me after new files were added.

There is not currently a way.

> 3)  In an ideal world, I would make it so that one could add new podcasts to
> be downloaded from within MythTV.  I don't mind using vi to edit a URL list,
> but it might be nice for others if it was within MythTV.  What I was
> thinking was one setup page that allowed you to add (or remove) podcasts by
> editing the URL, subdirectory you want the file in, and the maximum number
> of "episodes" you would want to keep.  I looked briefly at the plugin
> documentation.  It looks like everything is in C (which I don't know much
> in).  I figured that what I was thinking was pretty simple, and I could
> probably figure out the plugin setup if I set out to do it.  Would this seem
> reasonable to people as a plugin?  Would it be worth making the plugin, or
> just leave it command line for my own use?  Would calling a perl or shell
> script in a plugin (or setting a cron job) be bad form or against any mythTV
> conventions?

Currently other plugins call shell scripts (MythWeather, MythVideo,
etc), and I would use MythWeather as a basis on running updates in the
background without cron.

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