[mythtv-users] mythvideo titles not matching videos

Marco Nelissen marco.nelissen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 01:51:03 UTC 2011

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 9:50 AM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>wrote:

> On 10/27/2011 12:36 AM, Marco Nelissen wrote:
> > Today I suddenly noticed that many of the titles displayed in
> > mythvideo don't match the files they refer to.
> > For example, I'll highlight the tile for movie "A" in the gallery view
> > of mythvideo and hit enter, and it shows me the description for movie
> > B. When I play it, it actually plays movie B. Furthermore, movie "A"
> > doesn't even exist in the folder I was viewing; it is located in a
> > subdirectory.
> > Doing menu->scan for changes does not help. My videos are on an NFS
> > mount, in case that matters.
> > Anyone ever seen something like this before?
> When you upgraded from 0.21 to 0.24, the amount of metadata MythVideo
> handles was increased significantly.  IMHO, the best way to handle that
> upgrade from MythVideo 0.21 to 0.24 is to remove all MythVideo metadata
> (point your MythVideo directories to an empty directory location and
> rescan, then reconfigure the proper directories) and rescan.  This
> approach also has the benefit of better handling any TV videos you may
> have.

Sounds like a bug in the migration code to me :)

> I'm guessing at this point your metadata doesn't match up properly with
> your actual recordings, so what you see on screen isn't necessarily
> right for the actual videos "underneath".

I unmounted the filesystem, did a "scan for changes" (it found no files, so
I assume it cleared out its database at that point), then remounted it and
did another scan. Now it seems to be OK. It was OK the first day too though,
so we'll see if it sticks this time.
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