[mythtv-users] Storage Groups, Mythvideo and metadata mayhem

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 02:53:57 UTC 2010

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 6:46 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 12/28/2010 21:40, Phil Wild wrote:
>>>> Can someone suggest where I should be looking?
>>> If you want to add metadata, turn off file browse mode, scan for
>>> files, and query metadata on items
>> I'll try this. Is this a change in how mythvideo works?
> MythVideo has run off a stored list of content in the database for as long
> as I've been using MythTV.  Browse mode exists as a file browser independent
> of the database, for people who for whatever reason, don't want to run a
> scan when they add new content.
>> What is the metadata option of "Enable metadata in file browse mode" for
>> then?
> This setting allows MythVideo to attempt to match up files in browse mode to
> their entries in the database.  It is still showing the current view of the
> filesystem, but it is displaying metadata where it finds it.  Since videos
> in browse mode are independent of the database, there is nowhere to store
> any metadata were you to run a grabber against one of the videos.

Raymond's response is 100% correct, and I have nothing to add that he
hasn't covered.  You're not seeing some files because you've never
scanned for changes, and thus, they don't exist in your database, and
thus... why the metadata does not persist.    The proper way to use
MythVideo with metadata is to Scan for changes when new files are
added, and to leave file browse mode off.

Note that File Browse Mode will likely disappear at some point in the
nearish future so now would be an excellent time to get used to using
MythVideo as intended.


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