[mythtv-users] Kaleidescape?

James L. Paul james at mauibay.net
Wed Feb 25 12:57:49 EST 2004

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On Tuesday 24 February 2004 8:26 pm, Ian Forde wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 20:41, Rick Mancinelli wrote:
> > Is anyone here familiar with the Kaleidescape system?
> > (www.kaleidescape.com)  Basically its a single backend/multi-front end
> > video distribution system for DVDs, CDs, etc.  Its extremely pricey,
> > somewhere around $30k for the 1TB model.
> >
> > The question I have is this... can I replicate this functionality with
> > Myth?  Sorry if this is a dumb question.  :-/
> Don't see why not... just rip each dvd to an iso file manually, and have
> the play command execute a script that mounts the iso file as a loopback
> filesystem, then point xine at said mounted filesystem in mythvideo.
> It's just a matter of how mych disk space you're willing to burn for
> it...

It's not hard to automate, considering that ripping to an ISO image can be 
done with a single command such as this:

dd if=/dev/dvd of=title.iso

No need to get fancy with mounting the image on a loopback device either, xine 
can play an unmounted ISO image, I do that frequently.

You are right though, it's all about disk space. There's not much difference 
between a few dozen video files and hundred of ripped DVDs other than storage 

> 	-I
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