[mythtv-users] Multiple directories

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Nov 21 17:43:28 UTC 2007

> "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:  On 11/21/2007 09:21
> AM, lanas wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 06:14:47 -0500, "Michael T. Dean" wrote :
>>>> So using the UI will just change the DB entry and will not try to
>>>> move things around or do any cross-referencing at all.
>>> Right. It's still up to you to move the recordings to the new
>>> location.
>> I did a simple test by creating a /storage/otherVids directory and
>> moving two movies in there. After restarting Myth, the video listing
>> still got the two moved movies but wouldn't play them. All right. I
>> ran the video manager, specifying to delete all movies that are not
>> found, after which the listing simply had two folders (videos and
>> otherVids). So this is quite OK but, all IMDB info of the moved movies
>> was lost. Is there a way to keep that info when doing such a move ?
> You know, this entire thread was talking about moving recoridngs, not
> about moving MythVideo videos. Therefore, the advice wasn't relevant to
> what you're trying to do.
> Recordings are stored without location information in the DB. Instead,
> they all must live in the one recording directory specified in settings
> (or, if using SVN trunk, must live in one of the directories in the
> local storage groups).
> MythVideo videos are stored with absolute paths in the DB. If you move
> the file, the path must be updated. This may be possible through the

    If you just use the video manager in this situation it will just
delete all of the videos it can't find and create new records for the
"new" records that it does find.

    If you've got a lot of stuff and are willing to dink around with
the database directly, I'd imagine you would have a bulk metadata
updater already (like I do).

     BTW, bulk metadata updates would be a cool and very useful
feature to add to mythvideo itself. A poster file "template" would
be cool as well. Predictable names makes manipulating the jpegs
directly very simple and very handy.

> Video Manager (but it's been a long time since I've been in there, so I
> can't say for sure without checking, but I'll let you check, instead).
> If so, it's a one-by-one process. To "move" them all, you'll probably
> need to edit the DB data directly.
> Mike
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>   Hmm, this seems odd to me.
>   I know when I want to look at another hard drive full of videos that I
> have gotten (external drive) I just mount it underneath the "videos"
> directory.
>   MythVideo then happily presents me with a complete list of all the
> videos.
>   I also mount my bittorrent download directory under there so that as
> soon as the download is done I can watch it.
>   It does seem to take awhile to come up when I have a big drive mounted
> so maybe it is updating it's information on the fly? I thought it was
> just trying to match up posters but..
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