[mythtv-users] Announcement: Removable media management script for mythvideo

Roy Lofthouse lofty69 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 10:29:08 UTC 2010

On 23 April 2010 07:52, Pest789 <pest789 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just wanted to announce the availability of a python script I wrote:
> http://code.google.com/p/mythadder/
> It's launched by a udev rule any time a removable disk is connected and
> mounted.  It scans the disk (quickly) for a configurable list of various
> video file types.  Those it finds, it inserts into the mythvideo mysql
> table.
> Mythvideo recognizes them and makes them available to play.  Also, when you
> update the metadata, download artwork, set parental level, etc, all those
> changes are kept in a separate table when the disk is removed.
> The disks are tracked by partition uuid and the files are tracked by inode
> number, so you can move the files around on the disk and rename them, and
> the script will always reattach the correct metadata to mythvideo the next
> time it's connected.  It won't recognize the same file if you later move it
> to a different drive, however.
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Nice feature, this is something that has been missing from myth for me
and I'll be giving this a go soon :)


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