[mythtv-users] (Myth) Archive to hard disk

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Jun 26 23:34:28 UTC 2007

On Jun 26, 2007, at 4:17 PM, Ma Begaj wrote:

> Ok, I managed to do it with myth_archive_job.pl, but I will have to
> write my own script ...

Your requirements keep growing as you explain more of what you REALLY  
want. (I work in Software QA so I'm especially sensitive to growing  
requirements after I've determined an implementation satisfies  
requirements given.)

> I would like to move the recording to LVM in MythVideoDir/Recordings,
> to rename it to something recognizable,

You can use it in combination with myth_rename.pl if you need to  
rename the file as well.

> to delete it from recordings

Why do you want to delete it from recordings?

> and so on ...

What else? If you lay out all the requirements, there are enough  
smart people on this list who can help out with tools that have  
already been written or give you guidance on what pieces are missing  
to get it to do exactly what you want.

> myth_archive_job.pl is pretty long in contrib directory ... IMHO it
> should be rewritten in C++ and included/built-in directly in MyhTV,
> because there are a lot of users who are using it.

How many people are using it? I count 3 so far. The person who wrote  
it, the person who just said they use it and is happy with the way it  
current is and you. As you can tell, everyone uses it for different  
things. I prefer these types of scripts to be written in perl so I  
can hack at them and make them do what I need. I can't do that with C+ 
+ and I don't compile Myth myself. Please don't take away what I love  
about myth - end-user customizability. :)

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