[mythtv-users] Standard way to give real names to recording file names?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Apr 25 03:35:10 UTC 2008

On 04/24/2008 07:30 PM, stuart wrote:
> Was wondering, is there a standard way (like: did someone write a 
> script) to give real names to mythtv recordings?

Yes, but don't do it.

> I had thought I saw a thread where people were symbolically linking to 
> mythtv recordings (leaving the original recordings alone).  But the 
> symbolic links had files names that were easy to understand.  Like 
> MASH_20080424_1600.mpg -> /var/lib/mythrecordings/2111_2008042415000.mpg.

That's the right way to do it.  Use mythrename.pl --link.  Make sure you 
specify the --link argument, though.  Otherwise, you're on your own with 
the problems that can occur when you actually rename the files.


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