[mythtv-users] Mythtv to go? Any guides/suggestions for watching my recordings on a plane?

Jos Hoekstra joshoekstra at gmx.net
Fri Jun 5 23:13:55 UTC 2009

Johnny schreef op 6-6-2009 1:09:
>> Hi, I have a 0.21 based combined FE/BE but I'm planning to travel soon and
>> would like to take some recordings with me.
>> I have a windows laptop that I usually travel with and I'm looking for an
>> easy way to watch recordings.
>> I figure I could:
>> a) copy the raw files. but without the mysql DB the files will
>> have cryptic names so WAF will be very low.
>> b) mytharchive the recordings to dvd "wasting" a bunch of dvds and battery
>> life during playback.
>> c) install linux on my laptop and then a FE & tunerless BE, then copy the DB
>> & recordings?  (this sounds like way too much work!)
>> Ideally I'd like to have mpg files with easy names and I feel like this
>> should be possible however I don't have any experience with transcoding
>> (haven't needed to).
>> Is that the way to go?  Any suggestions, pointers to wikis, etc would be
>> appreciated.
> You want to use mythrename.pl. It will do just what you want. Use the
> link option to get links to the original files but with meaningful
> names. Then copy the renamed files over to your laptop and it will
> grab the right file and it will have a good name. Also a quick way for
> just a few recording is to just download them via mythweb. This will
> also give you a meaningful name fore the file.

And if you want the whole 'exoerience' you could use mythexport/import 
to copy stuff like metadata as well...


Jos Hoekstra

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