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

Douglas Wagner douglasw0 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 23:28:51 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Johnny <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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.
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To second this and provide a bit more general information (since the topic
might be easily picked up.).

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