[mythtv-users] Apple Trailer Downloader

Ma Begaj derliebegott at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 11:02:54 UTC 2008

2008/6/26 Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 9:23 PM, Ma Begaj <derliebegott at gmail.com> wrote:
>> but it would be maybe even much better if you could put the $trailer
>> in DB for "filename" instead of $localTrailer, and let mplayer stream
>> all *.mov files instead of downloading all before someone even knows
>> whether s/he wants to watch it.
>> mplayer or a shell script with mplayer command could cache trailers
>> and save them for the further watching. but this is more complicated
>> than your script and I even do not know whether "filename" can contain
>> absolute paths. this would probably be a "misuse" of this field.
> You could have the scraping script write the network address of the
> file to the database and a custom playing script to the database. The
> custom playing script would stream the file and write it to the hard
> drive at the same time, and then remove the custom viewing script from
> the database (so that subsequent plays use the "default"  player.

That could also be done if someone only uses "default" player. Nice idea.

But I do not use it for MythVideo because of some problems with subtitles and
because mplayer is much more configurable (position of subtitles,
using of core-avc-for-linux, less cpu...)

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