[mythtv-users] How can I watch mpg files / "import" mpg-files into database?
myth at finch.de
Mon Jan 7 19:05:54 UTC 2008
I'm rather new to "Linux on the desktop" and one of the biggest
stumbling blocks is my "PVR"...
My hardware includes a PVR-350 and a PVR-500, so I think / hope that
MythTV is a good way to go :-)
(motherboard: Asus M2NPV-VM)
I have used Windows in the past and will continue to dual-boot for quite
Therefore, my question is: can I watch my existing recordings (mpg as
generated by the Hauppauge cards) in MythTV?
Some details to the question:
Part 1: Can I open "some MPG file" (from disk) and watch it?
Part 2: Can I tell MythTV about my files so they show up in
"recordings"? I am a software developer, so adding "a few" database
entries would not be a major problem. I would of course prefer an easy
solution, but well... filling the db would be ok if all else fails...
Part 3: Any chance MythTV can flag commercials on "my old recordings"?
Can you guys recommend other "easy ways" to watch my recordings on my TV
while I'm working on my desktop? This is NOT an HTPC... I want to use my
desktop as usual (Ubuntu 7.10), but at the same time watch a movie on
either the PVR-350's TV-out or my mainboard's TV-out (NVidia GeForce
6150 on board). Most of the postings "using the PVR-350's TV-out" show
how to display X on the PVR. That's NOT what I want... I want the movie
on the TV, but everything else on my monitor)
Thanks for any hints, this "issue" is currently preventing me from using
Linux for more than a couple of hours in a row...
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