[mythtv-users] Moving Recordings to a Myth box

Andrew Close aclose at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 20:34:47 UTC 2006

On 3/9/06, Daniel A Segel <mythtv at archer-segel.com> wrote:
> Andrew Close wrote:
> > On 3/9/06, Ryan Ollerenshaw <ryanollerenshaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Any advice on how to set it up or what video player to use (mPlayer, Xine,
> >> ect.)
> >>
> >
> > Ryan,
> >
> > it's a piece of cake.  just copy your videos to your mythbox and into
> > the /myth/videos directory.  after they're all copied over you hope on
> > the frontend and jump into Utilities/Setup and then the video manager.
> >  when you enter the video manager it scans the /myth/video directory
> > for new videos.  they then are added to the DB.  now you pop back out
> > to the main menu.  go to the selection under watch tv (recordings or
> > media???) and select videos instead of recordings.  you should be able
> > to select and watch your vids now.
> Note that you don't have to ever go into the Video Manager if you're
> content with just picking the videos from a list; as long as they are in
> the proper directory you'll see them and can pick and play them just
> fine (there may be an option you need to set to allow browsing or to
> always pick up new files or something like that). I'm not sure what
> Video Manager actually does...maybe adds the movie poster and additional
> details if it can find them? I don't use it at all.

hmm, i'll have to look at my setup options then.  i don't ever see the
videos appear 'until' i go into the video manager.  it then scans and
they pop up.  maybe there is a way to set that up so it continually
scans your video directory..?

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