[mythtv-users] Disable MythVideo filename parsing

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Mon Aug 30 14:49:46 UTC 2021

On Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:29:20 -0500, you wrote:

>As I understand it, mythtv uses some type of file
>parsing/interpretation of the filenames placed in Videos
>I would like for MythTV to not do that. I name the files the way I want
>them displayed and sometimes - not always - the displayed names are not
>the way I named them.  Sometimes it will include the filepath,
>sometimes not, drop the text which comes before a dash or underscore,
>Is there a way to disable this parsing of the filenames?
>I am running:
>MythTV Version : v30.0-39-g8e50fcf60b-dirty
>MythTV Branch : fixes/30

It will only do that if you are using the metadata lookup.  If you do
not need the metadata, then just disable all that and the filenames
will be as they are on disk.

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