[mythtv-users] Random Video Playback

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Jun 18 20:44:29 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 11:04:42AM -0400, Kevin Klinger wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have maybe an unusual question. I have a rather large collection
> of videos (north of 4000) and frequently I don't feel like choosing
> one in particular to watch. I was wondering if there's some way to
> play a random video from the collection?
> Previously what I did is setup a special file extension linked to a
> script to play a random one using mplayer. I like the idea of
> storage groups in the new mythtv and so wanted to see if I could set
> something up with that. The problem of course is that storage groups
> only work with the internal player.
> Does anyone know how or if I can start the internal player using a script?


These days I do a bit of sleight of hand with symlinks. I also have some 
script based enhancements that are based on the idea of keeping track of
the last played file for a particular directory (which matches to film
genre or TV show).

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