[mythtv-users] Moving recordings to mythvideo
schachte at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Wed Jul 16 08:36:50 UTC 2008
Nick Rout wrote:
> Having read all that i am wondering why someone would want to drop
> their recordings from recorded to mythvideo. It seems to me you lose
> all that metadata about series name, description etc, the seek table
> and probably more.
Possibly because it's a movie you recorded. Maybe you edited out commercials
and did a lossless transcode (so you don't need the cutlist anymore). And as
a movie, the metadata from mythvideo would be more appropriate (title,
director, IMDB rating, etc vs. title, subtitle, etc). And, of course, if you
feel like watching a movie, you're more likely to look in Watch Videos than
in Watch Recordings.
Another reason might be that you want to keep a recording permanently. Ie,
you don't want someone accidentally deleting it after watching it. Maybe
it's the time your child was on the news (hopefully in a good way!), or you
just want to keep a whole season of your favourite show. Since you can't
delete from the Watch Video list (only through the Video Manager), storing it
as a video might seem better. Somehow recordings just feel more ephemeral
than videos, even if you preserve the episode and disable autoexpire.
Conversely, if you get a new DVD, you might like to rip it but store it as a
recording rather than a video, so it's in your queue of things to watch, and
it's easy to delete it after you've watched it (not a problem since you've
still got the DVD), and so it gets autoexpired after a while if you never get
around to watching it. But that's another matter.
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