[mythtv-users] MythVideo - Automatic Scan Problem - 0.24-fixes/r27420

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 02:35:56 UTC 2010

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 6:06 PM, agraham <agraham at g-b.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just upgraded to MythTV 0.24 and noticed that video metadata is
> created/updated automatically - which is great, however it seems to get it
> wrong a lot of the time.
> For example, I have a directory called /mythtv/videos/XFiles/Season X/
> (X=1-9) and within each directory I have files named "Title.mpg" (title
> being that listed here
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_X-Files_episodes).

This is not a valid MythVideo naming scheme.  See:


> The Automatic Scan has changed the metadata to random videos that I have
> elsewhere - i.e. the Title, Subtitle and Cover Art is that of other videos I
> have in other directories.
> In addition, this has happened with lots of other directories with hundreds
> of videos.
> Questions:
> Is there a way I can reset the metadata to none/empty for entire
> directories? rather than per video?


> Is there a way I can exclude directories from being auto-scanned in the
> future.



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