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

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun May 6 16:30:13 UTC 2007

On May 6, 2007, at 2:00 AM, 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.

You can use Directory browsing mode and then specify the path of your  
CD drive as an additional path to locate videos. I believe you  
separate paths with a colon and it will use more than 1.

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