[mythtv-users] MythVideo loses my files

J. Scott jgscott987 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 03:57:55 UTC 2006

I'm having a strange problem with mythVideo. I recently moved all of my ripped movies to a NFS shared drive on another Linux box. Every time I go into video manager to scan for new movies, the progress bar gets to 50%, then it gives me a message that movie XYZ is missing and would I like to remove it from the database. It asks me this for all 300+ movies in the directory, so I click "yes to all". After this, all of my movies show up properly in the Video Manager and in MythVideo.

The really strange thing happens next. When I go into MythVideo, I'm able to select and play any movie just fine. I can exit out of one movie and start another one just fine. After a few minutes (hours?), however, the movies get lost. When I select a movie in MythVideo, it tries to play it, but then just returns to the movie description page, acting as if it can't find the file.

I can go back into the Video Manager, scan for new movies, select 'yes to all' to purge the missing files, and then I'm able to play movies again, at least for the next few minutes (hours?)

I'm not sure whether the problem is in the Myth database or if it is somehow in my NFS share. I've tried clearing out the MythVideo database by selecting an empty directory in the Video Setup, and then scanning for new movies, but the problem returns after I re-set the movie directory to the actual location of my movies.

Neither of the Linux boxes are ever turned off or put to sleep, so I don't think the network connection is being dropped.

I'm running MythTV 0.18, AMD Athlon 2400+, 256mb RAM 10/100 wired Ethernet, Fedora Core 4, set up with Jarrod's guide.

Thanks for the thoughts. 
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