[mythtv-users] Merging Storage groups (mythvideo)

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Nov 17 14:08:25 UTC 2011

On 11/17/2011 08:16, Greg wrote:
> On 11/17/2011 07:09 AM, Mike Perkins wrote:
>> On 17/11/11 01:31, Christopher Kerr wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 7:09 AM, Greg<greg12866 at nycap.rr.com>    wrote:
>>>>     My question is, can I somehow combine theses into one menu like I have
>>>> been doing, using just storage groups with out the symlink's?
>>>> The way I have it set now is:    /mnt/video1/TV_Series/  and the other
>>>> dirs contents symlinked to that dir...It worked OK,but seems pretty
>>>> sloppy...
>>>> My directory structure is /mnt/video1/TV_Series/
>>>> /mnt/video2/TV_Series/   /mnt/video4/TV_Series/
>>> I believe just adding all your /mnt/video* folders to the storage group
>>> will just work these days - subfolders with the same name should just
>>> collapse into one entry on the frontend.
>>> I had my TV shows spread between a NAS and the backend for a while, and it
>>> seemed to be working that way.
>> Absolutely. You (the OP) don't seem to be using Storage Groups the correct way.
>> Don't bother with symlinks, just add the folders to the storage groups, and myth
>> will put everything into the same list.
> Thanks,but what seems to be happening to me is I get 3 TV_Series entries
> in the play video menu...
> I have tried under mythtv-setup to enter the paths on one line like
> /mnt/video1/TV_Series/ /mnt/video2/TV_Series/ /mnt/video4/TV_Series,when
> I do this, setup thinks this is all one path and that it doesn’t
> exist...I have tried , : ; as separators,but even that don't help... I
> just can't find the proper doc's to get this set right....

The idea is that it is supposed to be intuitive, and you shouldn't need 
documentation on setting it up.  Add '/mnt/video1', '/mnt/video2', and 
'/mnt/video4' as independent paths for the Videos storage group.  MythTV 
will automatically merge those folders together in the view.  The only 
reason you would see three independent TV_Series folders is if you were 
in "File Browse Mode".

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