[mythtv-users] manage my archives

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Jan 31 15:24:21 UTC 2008

On Jan 31, 2008, at 6:52 AM, Alvaro Gonzalez Sola wrote:

> Brad DerManouelian escribió:
>> On Jan 31, 2008, at 5:55 AM, Alvaro Gonzalez Sola wrote:
>>> How can manage my archives on mythtv?
>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/MythArchive
> Ok, thanks!! but mytharchive only create DVD's. This isn't i need.
> I need manage my archives, copy, move, remove, from my hard disk.

One of the options is to copy myth native files to a file system.  
"It's not just for DVD's any more."

>>> For example, I use an extenal disk or an usb-stick to copy my files
>>> (photo, video and music) to my media-center computer, but i need  
>>> close
>>> mythtv and use a file manager as Konqueror to copy, move and delete
>>> this
>>> files. How can i do it whit mythtv?
>> myth_archive_job.pl should do what you want.
>> http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/browser/trunk/mythtv/contrib/myth_archive_job.pl
>> or in your contrib directory.
> How can use this perl program??

[mythtv at livingroom contrib]$ ./myth_archive_job.pl
USAGE: myth_archive_job.pl --directory RECORDINGDIR --file VIDEOFILE  

             --archivedir ARCHIVEDIR      Force archive to go to  

You could set this up as a user job that does not run by default. Then  
when you are browsing programs in Watch Recordings, select a  
recording, hit the right arrow key, select Job Options and select this  
new user job that archives the recording. I imagine people also do  
this with a cron job that automatically runs every night archiving  
things older than x days.
I honestly don't have much experience with this script. I use  
MythArchive now. Your best bet on finding ways to use it is to search  
the archives:


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