[mythtv-users] Adding movies to MythTV

Raphael Pooser rpooser at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 10:00:42 EST 2005

Richard Smith wrote:

> Phill Edwards wrote:
>>> I'd like to add external movies in different formats, MPEG-2, 
>>> MPEG-4, etc.
>>> to MythTV.
>>> The same goes for mp3 and photos.
>>> I couldn't find any documentation related to how can I do it.
>> For music you need to use the MythMusic application. For photos you
>> need MythGallery. For external movies it's MythVideo. Have a bit of a
>> search around for these. There's probably not a huge amount of docco
>> on them. I think most people just go into the apps and start playing
>> with them to see how they work.
>> You will need to go into the Setup screens for them first to tell Myth
>> which directories the files will all live in.
>> Regards,
>> Phill
> I'd have to agree with you on the documentation - it really needs a 
> few simple pointers.  No doubt if everything works first time it's not 
> hard but I've tried all three and struggled to make them work at 
> first.  I'm OK with MythGallery, but still failing with Music.......
> Rick
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That's odd, what's your soundcard, using OSS/ALSA? etc.  Try going into 
the setup and disabling visualizations at all; some of them could cause 
a crash if your graphics card doesn't like it (it's a long shot but it 
did happen to me once).

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