[mythtv-users] Myth Video Organization

Steve Peters - Priority Electronics steve at priorityelectronics.com
Thu Aug 30 04:53:32 UTC 2007

Nick, I found the script...but it didn't work. Does anyone have any know how
with this one? Is there some sort of special naming scheme my files must be?
Currently they are like this: The_Simpsons__-_The_Bart_Of_War.avi

So, show name, then episode name then .avi.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Nick Rout
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 9:19 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Myth Video Organization

On Thu, August 30, 2007 1:42 pm, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:
> Hello, I have a few questions here about myth, videos, recordings, etc
> 1. I have been nuvexporting episodes of the simpsons and now have 
> quite a collection going. I then put them in mythvideo. Thing is, myth 
> video is not as good as the recordings part when viewing these videos 
> because you don't get as much info when viewing in mythvideo unless 
> you only want to see one video at a time.
> So i want to either find out if there is a better myth video view 
> available, or I'd just as well move the now xvid avi's back into the 
> recordings area and see them from there.

ragetvgrab.pl will do that, search the archives to find the download link..

Personally I would rather amend ragetvgrab.pl to insert the data in the
mythvideo part of the database and keep the videos in there (orincipally
because I am used to it, and like to use mplayer which is not an option if
they are in "recordings". But I don't really have the skills to change the

> If we go with moving the videos back to the
> recordings area, is there any sort of script i can run to do that and 
> keep the descriptions (which i've been copying and pasting in)?
> 2. If i go and keep the videos in mythvideo, is there some sort of 
> imdb type feature that can be applied to tv shows in the videos area 
> so that you get all the cool info very easily?
> 3. I saw the linux mce video the other day and really liked how they 
> had their "video gallery" setup where you would see the images of the 
> movie covers, and then when you had a movie highlighted, you saw the 
> rest of the info (description, etc)...that would be awesome to have 
> that in myth. Is there a way to do that?

That all happens in mythvideo, but the info needs to be in there first.
Depends on the view of course.

> I have so many videos and movies on my mythbox that i just need a 
> better way to organize it all so that you don't have to hit the remote 
> like 50 times just to find the right movie.

I know the feeling.

Nick Rout

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