[mythtv-users] Mythvideo: series suddenly renames itself

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 12:06:45 UTC 2012

On 21 January 2012 18:04, Robert McNamara <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is exactly what it means.  During the scan, if a new file is found with
> the same hash as an existing file, the record is unhooked from the old
> filename and hooked to the new filename.  When there are > 1 files with the
> same hash, only one record/displayed item will ever exist.  This is a known
> limitation/sacrifice to allow the renaming and moving of files without
> losing the metadata (which was a long-standing feature request when I
> implemented it-- this is the cost of such functionality).

sounds like a limitation that could be easily overcome...
would require an update of the schema though... multiple path entries
per metadata entry/hash, when all paths are removed do you delete the
lot (and only do so after finishing scanning the tree, so it covers
the move of a file)

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