[mythtv-users] MythTV to MythVideo, best and easiest solution for Mythbuntu 10.4?
sven.bretfeld at gmx.ch
Fri May 7 12:44:39 UTC 2010
Hi Ryan and all others
ryan patterson <ryan.goat at gmail.com> writes:
>> This is a newbie question. What I want to do is simple. I need a User
>> Job that:
>> 1. transcodes a MythTV recording, honoring the cutlist
>> 2. reduces the file size /drastically/ (quality is secondary)
>> 3. moves (or copies) the file to the videos directory
>> 4. (looks for or keeps metadata information)
> I understand wanting to transcode to get a smaller file size. But why
> do you want to move the recording to mythvideo? You can just have the
> transcoded file replace the original file.
Hm. Now confronted with this question, I have doubts about my general
imagination of how people use MythTV.
I have a quite small partition (225GB) for the root-filesystem including
/var/lib/recordings. It's now half filled after 1 month. A much larger
disk is mounted on /var/lib/mythtv/videos.
I was thinking that building up collections of movies and series would
best be stored in the videos folder and managed by MythVideo. Is that
Also, there is the backup issue. I backup the videos folder with rsync
to a remote machine (ssh) once a week. I wouldn't do that with the
recordings folder, because this would make the backup run for hours
after a week of new recordings, many of which I don't want to keep
Would it be better to keep those shows, that I want to last forever,
inside of MythTV by excluding them from expiration? I would have to
reinstall then and exchange the partitions. And then, how do I organize
my backups? I want to backup only those recordings that I want to keep
for good. The rest is for daily consume only. The recordings folder is
flat, it contains no subfolders that could be selected or de-selected in
the backup configuration. Is it possible to have those shows, that I
want to keep, in certain subfolders that could be included in the
backup? How can they be restored after a reinstall? I guess it won't be
enough to copy them to the right place again, without manipulating the
DB, would it?
> Also you need to tell us what format your recordings are in and what
I just kept the standard of Mythbuntu. The recordings are mpg. I have no
idea about the resolution. Where can I find that value?
I know, these are questions of a bloody newbie, who in the first place
tries to get familiar with the ideas and concepts behind MythTV. Sorry
Thanks for helping and explaining me
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