[mythtv-users] How do I find out what the filename isfor a recording?

Steve Daniels steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Mon May 22 08:42:16 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Leighton Brough
> Sent: 22 May 2006 09:18
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] How do I find out what the filename isfor a
> recording?
> George Nassas wrote:
> > On 22-May-06, at 2:04 AM, Bryan Halter wrote:
> >
> >> brough at baremetalsoft.com wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> This is probably a really stupid question, but how do I know what the
> >>> name of
> >>> the file is for a particular recording?
> >>>
> >> The filename excodes the internal channel ID then the start date/time
> >> and end date and time.  So assuming you know what the start/end times
> >>
> >
> > Also, there's a column in the recordings database table that has the
> > filename for each recording. I forget if you get the filename when you
> > ask for extended info (U in the Watch recordings screen), probably it
> > isn't but I'm not near my machine to check.
> >
> >
> Thanks! That's exactly what I needed to know.
> Cheers,
> Leighton

You or others might also like to know that..

If you access your recordings directory via samba on a windows machine (with
dsmyth installed I'm not sure if that matters though) you can see the title
of the recording.
You do this by selecting the detailed view for the folder. Then right
clicking on the column headings at the top and selecting "Title" from the
If you select "More..." at the bottom of that right click you can select a
lot of other columns to be displayed in the detailed view.
Other interesting ones that I found to be populated on my system are listed

Recording group

I hope that little tidbit of info proves useful for other people :-)

Steve Daniels

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