[mythtv-users] Disable MythVideo filename parsing

revans revans42 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 19:55:52 UTC 2021

On Tue, 31 Aug 2021 17:31:00 +0100
David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> >
> > I do have a frontend only in addition to a frontend/backend but I
> > have verified all metadata lookup is turned off on both machines.
> >
> > Also as I mentioned in a later post, I found what looks like code in
> > videometadata.cpp which is intended to extract information from the
> > filename and insert it into the database.
> >
> >
> I spent quite a long time renaming some of my old orphaned recordings
> to try to get that code to create metadata.  I never really got it to
> do what I wanted.

I can say with certainty it is parsing the filename and using the
information to guess title, subtitle, season, and episode. This is with
all settings for metadata turned off.

It is also not consistent with the data, one directory I have has files
named like 01-name.mp4, 02-name.mp4 etc. This works fine until we get to
one named 10-name.mp4. Starting at that file it starts trying to guess
subtitle, episode etc.

Removing that particular file, doing a rescan then putting it back in
causes the exact same behavior.

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