[mythtv-users] What can we expect in 0.23?

Jan Schneider jan at horde.org
Tue Nov 3 08:53:18 UTC 2009

Zitat von "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>:

> On 11/02/2009 07:42 PM, Robert McNamara wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 5:38 PM, David Hunter wrote:
>>> One feature I would like to see is proper naming (Ie human readable)
>>> file naming of mythtv recordings. Similar to the WMC filemame
>>> convention, or is there already a way to do this?
>> Please don't top post on this list.
>> Yes, you can use the mythrename script.
> Though doing so will likely cause issues.   
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Mythrename.pl
> In truth, Myth is /already/ doing the right thing by naming the  
> recordings using only Arabic numerals, the underscore, period, and  
> "mpg" or "nuv".  When you use human-readable names, you end up with  
> the problems of dealing with a) characters that are illegal in  
> filenames on some file systems/platforms, b) characters that are not  
> present in the character encoding used by the file system's  
> filenames, c) file names that are too long for filenames on some  
> file systems/platforms, d) disagreement on how the "broken"  
> filenames were corrected to file-system-usable filenames in various  
> different parts of the code (i.e. Myth libs, Perl bindings, Python  
> bindings, ...) and/or redundant coding of the same rules which must  
> always be kept up-to-date, and e) many more issues...
> So, use mythrename.pl --link (which will /never/ cause issues--the  
> --link argument is critical) and get the best of all 5 worlds:
>  1) recording filenames that /always/ work no matter what
>  2) human-readable filenames that can be used when reading files  
> directly off the file system (and that if "broken" can usually still  
> be recognized by a human)
>  3) a directory that contains /only/ information about recording  
> files (i.e. no PNG preview pixmaps, etc.)
>  4) the recordings from /all/ directories in /all/ local storage  
> groups are /all/ visible in the same location (meaning you don't  
> have to hunt down recording files across multiple different  
> directories/file systems)
>  5) as many different views as you want each named/sorted differently.
> (There may be other worlds that I'm forgetting.  I'm intentionally  
> not mentioning the world I care most about, "makes it less likely  
> for users to mess with Myth's data," since many will disagree with  
> me about who owns the data.)

There's also mythtvfs which I prefer because it is a fuse solution and  
thus works in real-time. Not sure if it still works with 0.22 though.


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