[mythtv-users] was add season and episode number to parameters for mythlink.pl

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 26 20:53:57 UTC 2012

On 09/26/2012 04:38 PM, Alex Van Deusen wrote:
> You can use mythlink.pl <http://mythlink.pl> to do this but as Raymond 
> shows its not optimal as it leaves out the Season and Episode numbers. 
>   If the developer  ( I believe its Chris Peterson ) could add those 
> additional tags that would be super.

It will be done, eventually, but if you don't feel like waiting for me 
to get around to it, feel free to post a patch and you'll get the 
functionality much sooner.

That said, note, also, that we already have support for original air 
date in mythlink.pl/the Perl bindings, so if you use a format with 
original air date, you'll get your episodes listed in proper order.  
Something like:


(for title-oad-subtitle) or


(for title/oad-subtitle , which would allow separating out different 
titles/series into different folders).

> What would be even better if somehow you could configure myth in 
> storage groups to store the recordings in the naming convention you as 
> a user would like.

We'll never do that. We started down that road, once, but found out 
quickly that systems can't generally handle the varied requirements 
imposed by the varied sources of listings data as well as the differing 
character sets/encoding.  So, MythTV will continue using an "internal" 
naming convention that is guaranteed to work on all systems, regardless 
of underlying configuration/character set/locale/... and those who want 
"pretty" views on the file system can get them through links.  When it 
comes to the backend and non-re-creatable data (i.e. the recordings 
themselves), we want to minimize the potential failure modes.


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