[mythtv-users] Merging Storage groups (mythvideo)

Greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Thu Nov 17 16:19:55 UTC 2011

On 11/17/2011 09:08 AM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> 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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I am using Gallery View,but I still see 3 menu entries...Either I don't 
understand what you are telling me (likely) or I have a serious problem...

I can usually figure this stuff out on my own,but in this case I am 
drawing a blank...

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