[mythtv-users] Importing DVDs to Myth

Nick Rout nick at rout.co.nz
Tue Jul 12 21:03:05 EDT 2005

On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 19:08:56 -0400
Scott wrote:

> On Jul 12, 2005, at 5:33 PM, Nick Rout wrote:
> > create a script to do it, and incorporate the script into the menuing
> > system. This thread shows how to add something to a menu (in this  
> > case playing a cd via xmms)
> > http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/75527
> Thanks for the pointer.
> > you will, however, of course EAT hard drive space!
> Yup, I plan to eat lots of hard disk space. I think the trade off of  
> having all the DVD features available at the push of button is worth  
> it. I just really like the idea of placing the DVD as is on to the  
> HDD and being able to put the case and disc into the closet never to  
> be touched again. I know others disagree and hence why the DVD Rip  
> option in MythTV is so popular today. Like I said before, this  
> project idea isn't going to appeal to everyone.

OK, well I suggested a script to rip the DVD, make an iso and do the
metadata with the script being linked in to one of the menus.

That is easy if the script is non-interactive, but this script would
need some interactivity.

For one thing the iso will need to be named. The name will need to be
user supplied because AFAIK there is no equivalent to the cddb for
DVD's. Also the IMDB search is dependent on the name. The IMDB search
may also fail, in which case you need to supply an IMDB number manually
or enter the metadata yourself. This is starting to look suspiciously
like the facility already built into mythvideo.

Therefore my approach (without writing a whole lot of C++ to make a
plugin) would be to have a script that simply rips the dvd to iso, and
prompts for a name. It then puts the iso in the mythvideo directory, and
you do the metadata stuff in the existing gui.

I am not sure how best to prompt for the name. 

> --
> Scott <catfather at donpoo.net>
> AIM: BlueCame1

Nick Rout

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