[mythtv-users] mythrename.pl kills myth2ipod?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Mar 7 17:34:39 UTC 2007

On 03/07/2007 07:14 AM, come se fosse antani wrote:
> On 3/7/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> On 03/07/2007 03:15 AM, Dmitry Shesterin aka dscheste wrote:
>>> Is there a way to get myth2ipod working after recordings were renamed
>>> using mythrename.pl?
>>> I stumbled upon this problem when I realized that myth2ipod does not
>>> convert anything. When I looked into the code I realized that it
>>> reverse-parses the filenames and, logically, if the names were changed
>>> by mythrename.pl, parsing fails, the subsequent SQL query fails and
>>> the script just exits.
>>> Does anybody have a workaround?
>> mythrename.pl --format '%c_%Y%m%d%H%i%s' --live
>> And from then on use mythrename.pl's "--link" option to create links to
>> your files with pretty names.  I have 5 different directories of links
>> in different formats giving me differently-sorted views.  It's /much/
>> more powerful than renaming the actual files, and when I want a copy of
>> the file on a laptop or whatever, I can scp the link and it copies the
>> file using the link name.  So, ugly filenames are only used by Myth and
>> I only use link names.  Really, it makes me wonder why anyone would want
>> to rename the files...
> Sorry Mike but:
> If i create the links with mythrename and then I delete some of the
> recordings using the frontend, the links are still there, right?

Until the next time you run mythrename.pl--which deletes all the links 
below the destination directory before creating new links.

$ ls -al views/original_airdate/*.{mpg,nuv} | wc -l
$ ls -al recordings/*.{mpg,nuv} | wc -l

And I delete everything right after watching it...  I run mythrename.pl 
on a 30-minute cron job, so there is a small window in there where right 
after I delete a show, the link still exists, but it's never been a 
problem before.


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