[mythtv-users] MythTV at my place...

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 02:37:16 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 9:28 AM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 12/02/2009 03:17 PM, Colin McGregor wrote:
>> By default Knoppmyth stores video files in one directory as a number,
>> a number that consists of the date/time/channel/tuner used to record
>> for each show.
> You mean the TV recordings that are stored with Myth names
> <chanid>_<starttime>.<ext> ?  That's a standard MythTV thing (and, really,
> those names should /never/ be changed--i.e. by using mythrename.pl without
> the --link argument).
>>  There is also a directory filled with simlinks where
>> you have human friendly titles (show title – date – time – and episode
>> name (if available)) linking back to the “real” files. So, what I
>> wanted to do was copy the video files under the human friendly name to
>> the Mythbuntu video directory, keeping in mind that the simlink file
>> pointers would now be wrong.  To manually sort out the change for a
>> few files would be easy enough, but in my case I was talking over 200
>> files, far more “busy work” than appealed to me, thus the small script
>> seen below.
>> The script below is on several levels ugly, making several assumptions
>> that while correct in my situation, will not be universally true.
>> Still this script is a lot less ugly than manually doing over 200 copy
>> statements... Further, it left me with an easy way to back out of any
>> problems.
> Isn't LinHES/KnoppMyth/whatever just using mythrename.pl --link to create
> the "pretty" views of the recordings?

when I ran knoppmyth it did that via a cron script.

> Doesn't MythBuntu do the same?

god knows

> Why copy/fix the symlinks?  Just re-run mythrename.pl --link .

That would involve having them in the database wouldn't it? And
although I didn't read every word of the previous post, I am not sure
he brought the databas eover from the knoppmyth install.

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