[mythtv] mythvideo rework / mythvideo-tool

Tom Lichti redpepperracing at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 23:46:11 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 6:39 PM, Hans-Peter Oeri <hp at oeri.ch> wrote:
> Hi!
> There are currently different cli tools available for this and that. I
> was thinking there might be a need for a comprehensive mythvideo-tool
> ("mvt"?); surely I - as a cli zealot - would love one.
> I started one for myself and was collecting ideas to complement its
> functionality. Now, I wonder if there  would be general interest in a
> "comprehensive" cli tool. I'm thinking of:
> a) insert video in db (single files or directory recursively)
> b) move/rename directories containing videos (incl. db updates)
> c) move/rename videos (incl. accompanying files like srt or
> mplayer-tools conf files)
> c1) rename with a template, like "Season $season/$season-$episode
> $title.$ext" for series
> d) replace a video file in the db (like after transcoding a video file)
> e) update videometadata for one file (together with imdb scraper (or
> equivalent))
> f) update scalar metadata (like showlevel) for one or several files or
> recursively
> f1) update length automatically
> g) delete entries
> h) directory listing with videos and their inclusion status
> Second, I see there is a mythvideo "rework" mentioned in the archive. I
> cannot, however, find any branches related to that rework. Is there any
> information available? Especially season/episode indication is what I
> need personally (and in the proposed tool).

I did something similar awhile ago to add videos to the recordings
table, it worked ok, but I seem to have lost the source for it in
various moves. I'd be interested in pretty much all of the features
you mention.


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