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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 26 20:57:49 UTC 2012

On 09/26/2012 04:53 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 09/26/2012 04:38 PM, Alex Van Deusen wrote:
>> 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 file system

> 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.

Or, put more simply:  File names are not meant for encoding 
metadata--especially large quantities of metadata.  Data belongs inside 


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