[mythtv-users] Can I copy mpegs into the Watch Recordings instead of Videos?

Glenn Harris gharris+list+mythtv at eklo.com
Tue Dec 26 21:31:53 UTC 2006

Someone wrote a script that will import a recording based on the
filename, and populate the myth database using data from tvrage.com.
So if your file is 'Lost.S01E01.hdtv.avi' it will pull down the title,
episode title and description from tvrage.  I have used it quite a few
times and it works well.

Unfortunately, I am at work right now and cannot think of the exact
name.. nevermind, found it (a search for 'mythtv import tvrage'

Good luck!


On 12/25/06, George Nassas <gnassas at mac.com> wrote:
> On 25-Dec-06, at 2:30 PM, Teddy David Mills wrote:
> I was wondering if it were any way possible to copy mpegs into the
> /myth/tv/ folder and have them show up in the Watch Recordings.
> If this is not possible, can I use xine instead of mplayer in Watch Videos?
> Yes and yes.
> The contrib script myth.rebuilddatabase.pl will allow you to import videos
> as if they're recordings provided myth has an appropriate codec. mpegs are
> fine.
> To use xine for videos go into the setup for media and change the command
> for default player and possibly the ones for some specific file types.
> - George
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