[mythtv-users] Disable MythVideo filename parsing

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Tue Aug 31 02:39:45 UTC 2021

On Mon, 30 Aug 2021 15:54:43 -0500, you wrote:

>On Mon, 30 Aug 2021 12:32:26 -0500
>revans <revans42 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 31 Aug 2021 05:03:52 +1200
>> Stephen Worthington <stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz> wrote:
>> > 
>> > You may have some old metadata in the database, so even if you have
>> > turned off all the metadata collection and updating, older files
>> > that already have metadata will be affected.  You may need to
>> > delete all the data in the metadata tables.
>> > 
>> Then that is my problem if having any entries maybe other than title
>> and filename because I use the fields for my own purposes (such as
>> "subtitle"). 
>I am looking in "videometadata" and I see many entries in subtitle,
>season and episode which I did not enter and could not have been
>fetched remotely (mythtv is blocked from internet access).  These
>entries must have been made by mythtv by parsing the filename for
>information and at the time the entries were made, most certainly all
>"metadata lookups" were disabled.
>It seems like something is populating these fields when I scan/update
>the Videos directory even though all metadata lookup stuff should be
>turned off.

One other thing I do differently from most people is that I do not
have any storage groups defined for videos.  I only use the old
VideoStartupDir setting to define a list of directories where
mythfrontend looks for video files.  I do that because I have a number
of video files that mythfrontend does not play properly (some older
.wmv files, for example), so I use the Alternate Player setting to run
mplayer for those files.  The Alternate Player setting does not
support storage groups.

It might be an idea to look at the videometadata entries for similar
files that do and do not have filename display problems to see what
the differences are.

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