[mythtv-users] Viewing video files on CD??

Steve Daniels steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Sun May 6 14:44:00 UTC 2007

Alan Murrell wrote:
> Hello,
> I have several CDs with .avi and .mpg files on them.  Typically if I want to 
> watch one of them, I have to copy the video file to the hard disk on my 
> MythTV box then watch it off the hard disk.
> Has anyone by any chance setup MythTV so that it can load the files on the CD 
> directly and allow one to watch them?  For example, perhaps it automounts the 
> CD, performs a scan for new video files, then lists them when one goes to the 
> appropriate menu item in MythTV (Media Library -> Watch Videos)?
> Is there some sort of HOWTO?
> Please advise.  I look forward to hearing from you.
> -Alan M.
Hi Alan,

You could symlink your cdrom device into your MythVideo directory. So 
when you have inserted a CD with video files on, you just go to the 
symlinked dir in MythVideo and hey presto. Obviously MythVideo has to be 
in the file browsing mode not the database one.. I would think..

Steve Daniels

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