[mythtv-users] Multiple directories

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Nov 21 17:19:58 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 11/21/2007 10:15 AM, Mike Perkins wrote:
>> But to most users, a file with video on it is a file with video on it, 
>> regardless of it's origins. Is there any specific reason why Mythvideo files 
>> shouldn't use the same storage mechanisms as recorded data?
> Because you haven't written the code to integrate MythVideo into the
> backend/frontend, yet.  :)
>>  OK you'd probably 
>> have to set various flags in the database entries differently, but even so. If 
>> you have a mechanism for storing and managing video files, why not make use of 
>> it? If I had hacked up^W^Wdesigned MythVideo, the existing file management would 
>> be one of the first things I would have looked at. Why re-invent the wheel?
> Great.  You've got a starting point.  Make sure you talk to Anduin, too,
> as I know he has some ideas on how it should be (eventually will be)
> implemented.
> (This is only half joking.  If you really have the skills (or motivation
> to learn the skills) to do this and you're interested in doing it, the
> code would be much appreciated by users and devs, alike.)

You shouldn't be quite so obvious dangling the bait on that huge hook, Mike. I 
have the skills, though they are semi-rusty at the moment. You know my 
situation. I might even be interested in doing it, or something similar, if I 
had the time between naps and hospital appointments. However, I currently don't 
do videos at all, just OTA and cable recordings, so it doesn't 'scratch my itch' 
as it were.

I also have another project on the go at the moment which involves low(ish) 
levels of physical activity (no I'm not going to join the government) and is 
non-computer related, and as I've started that, it has to have the priority.

But the fish has tasted the bait.

Mike Perkins

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