[mythtv-users] Organizing Video collection
nasa01 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 8 15:27:54 UTC 2009
I am sure this has been talked about before... But I can't seem to find a *best practice* for it. I am using Trunk with the patches from http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Ttvdb.py (which I hope the mythtv gods will approve of). Presently, I have my videos setup something like this:
--- symbolic links
/home/mythtv/Server1 (nfs mounted directory from my server -- BTW: I have similar issues to others noted in previous
messages on this list)
/home/mythtv/Server2 (similar to Server2)
---Star Trek - TOS
This setup has some some advantages, I can move directories around and just redo the symbolic link without messing up the database. I don't have to use LVM (don't feel like losing one drive and losing all the data). I can place a pic in each subfolder and have it displayed in the foler view.
That said, mythtv offers many things to help organize videos/recordings -- this includes VideoGroups, StorageGroups, Categories (limited to 1 per video file), and Genres(can have multiple per video file and should be automagically filled when vidoe metadata is downloaded). I just can't figure out how best to use all these options.
So that said... How do people use these tools to organize thier video collection?
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