[mythtv-users] Organizing Video collection

Nasa nasa01 at comcast.net
Wed Jun 10 11:42:11 UTC 2009

> Hi,
> 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:
> /home/mythtv/vidoes/
>     --- symbolic links
>         ---Action 
>         ---Family
>         ---Horror
>         ---TV
>         ---etc
> /home/mythtv/Server1 (nfs mounted directory from my server -- BTW: I
> have similar issues to others noted in previous 
>                       messages on this list)
>         ---Action
>         ---Family
> /home/mythtv/Server2 (similar to Server2)
>          ---Horror
>          ---TV
>             ---Cartoons
>             ---Fringe
>             ---Star Trek - TOS
>             ---Etc
>          ---etc
> 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?

Am I the only one that doesn't get all this?  Can no one clear this up for those
of us who are fairly slow....


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