[mythtv-users] Kaleidescape

Nate Thompson nightstrm at gmail.com
Tue May 10 19:27:17 UTC 2005

On 5/10/05, James Oltman <cnlibmyth at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/10/05, Donavan Stanley <geckofiend at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 5/10/05, James Oltman <cnlibmyth at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >  If so can MythTV be setup in a similar fashion?
> >
> > You could rip the DVDs to an iso, using a non-myth tool then play them
> > using MythVideo & xine just as though they were regular DVDs.
> >
> >
> > > I know we can "rip" DVDs, but doesn't that make a DivX file or something?
> >
> > Or an unaltered MPEG2 of the movie.
> >
> >
> > > What about an automatic integration with IMDB or whatever this product
> > > uese.
> >
> > Have you used MythVideo?
> >
> > >Are bookmarks possible?
> > If your player supports them, I know Xine does.
> >
> I am already using Xine in MythVideo and it works well.  I don't know
> how to remap some keys but that comes later.  I didn't think that Xine
> could play straight ISO files.  I have tried it  but it errors out
> (not sure exactly cuz I am at work now).
> As far as unaltered MPEG2 files from DVD goes, what about DVDs that
> are of a TV show?  Let's say I have a full season of Star Trek on DVD,
> how does the ripping feature handle this?
> I don't think there is an automatic lookup of synopsis and cover art
> for a ripped DVD.  Is that a plan for the future?  How do I add
> coverart and synopsis info to my videos in MythVideo?  Thanks.
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For movie video files, MythVideo already has the ability to download
coverart/IMDB info. This is done via the video manager screen. For TV
shows, there is nothing in place to download individual episode
abstracts, but I believe someone worked out a script that uses TVTome
to gather episode information. I haven't used it yet (only show I
currently have archived is 'The Office' and I inputed the informatino

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