[mythtv] MythArchive extension - request for discussion
st3v3.sm1th at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 10:49:19 UTC 2008
On 28/03/2008, Shawn C. Powell <shawncp at kcnet.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> This is in the nature of a hopefully gentle last call since my earlier post
> provoked no response :).
> I have found use, after creating a native archive, for the following features:
> 1. Temporarily back up the on-disk version of an archived file,
> replacing it with a link to the native archive version
> so that
> 2. The archived version can be viewed/tested
> 3. Removing the temporary backup from
> on-disk storage, leaving the link to the
> removable media archived version in place.
> It can then be viewed when desired by mounting
> the archive.
> 4. Removing the link to removable media
> and restoring the backup in the event
> the archived version was found to be
> For my own use I have created a python script that accomplishes this. My
> question is would others find this useful, and if so:
> 1. Should the funtionality be better implemented,
> for public use, in the MythTV proper as opposed
> to a command line script?
> 2. To what degree is a concurrency mechanism
> needed for these operations and does any
> such support already exist within MythTV?
> What do you think? Any interest? Potential problems?
> Thanks for your time.
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Sounds useful. Could the scheme also be loosened to allow export of
myth recordings to removable media, which you can then put into another
/the same myth box and use them a bit like a DVD? i.e. a menu of the
recordings on the disc together with descriptions. A kind of
(Why not ordinary DVD? Because ordinary DVD doesn't support non-mpeg2
so requires reencoding)
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