[mythtv-users] Multiple Directories for Recordings

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Sep 4 23:39:06 UTC 2006

On 09/04/2006 01:31 PM, Mike Grusin wrote:

>Lachlan McIntosh:
>>I would like to move older "do not delete" recordings to a NAS box, and
>>free up space on my media box.
>I regularly use nuvexport to move "do not delete" recordings to a NAS box.
>I use nuvexport's "export to .nuv and .sql" option, which just copies the
>files without transcoding anything.  I can then use mythvideo to play back
>those recordings from the NAS box.

If you use the contributed script, myth_archive_job.pl (which has 
nothing to do with MythArchive, BTW) instead of nuvexport, you don't 
have to move recordings to MythVideo--they'll stay in the recordings list.

>The limitations are: 1. since the files are just copied off the Mythbox, the
>file naming is nonobvious (I use nuvexport's "create a directory with the
>show name" feature which helps a lot, although nuvexport has a bug where it
>nests multiple directories improperly and you need to manually fix it
>afterwards.  You could also rename it manually easily enough). 2. In
>mythvideo you watch the recordings using a different player than the
>internal one, so keymapping may be different than the internal player
>(reduces WAF unless you fix it).  3. Since it's just a straight video file,
>you lose the commercial flagging and jumping, unless you've set your mythbox
>to do destructive removal of commercials.
>I'm sure there are workarounds to the above problems. =)
Yeah don't use MythVideo--keep the files in the MythTV's recordings list 
using myth_archive_job.pl.


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