[mythtv-users] Generating better recording filenames

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Apr 22 04:23:00 UTC 2008

On Apr 21, 2008, at 11:20 AM, Andrew Gallatin wrote:

> Michael T. Dean [mtdean at thirdcontact.com] wrote:
> <...>
> Indeed, it would be bad for people to rename things to their liking.
> However, I think anybody with enough of a clue to try that would
> probably find the right (mythrename) way quickly enough.
>> Besides, who says that a name that's friendly to you is friendly to
>> everyone else.  Everyone would want their own filename formats-- 
>> which is
>> the /entire/ point of mythrename.pl --link...  I can just imagine all
>> the people complaining that the format should be user-modifiable.  (I
>> don't want the start time, I want the original airdate, can't we just
>> add a setting...  Rinse and repeat a million times--each complaining
>> about something different.)
>> Is it really so hard to run mythrename.pl --link?  I have my system  
>> run
> There is no reason a power user couldn't still run mythrename to make
> things exactly the way they want.  All I'm saying is that the default
> cryptic names are a barrier to entry for naive users who just want to
> play their files "out of the box" with a non-mythtv front end.

I think we need more barriers to keep naive users from playing with  
stuff they have no reason to play with.
Let's use the md5 hash of the current files instead. ;)


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