[mythtv] Mythlink.pl

Jeremy Jones jjones at almonassociates.com
Wed Apr 27 16:02:04 UTC 2011

On 04/25/2011 01:10 AM, Jeremy Jones wrote:
>> I am having trouble with mythlink on a particular recording, because the
>> name of the symbolic link is too long. I was wondering if there was a simple
>> change to allow the user to pass a length to the script to limit or truncate
>> the symbolic link name to.  If the naming of the symbolic link is done in
>> the perl script, then I think I could learn enough perl to add this, but it
>> looks like the name is created by a referenced module of mythtv instead.  Is
>> there a way to retrieve the information on the name that is to be written
>> and then modify it before the creation of the symbolic link?

 On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>

Here's a bit of a hack.
> I'll put something like it in soon (though I may clean up some of the 3x
> copy/paste reuse).
> I'm guessing to get a name long enough to reach any file system limits
> (even for the MS file systems), you're putting description in the filename,
> right?  Is that really what you want to do?
> Mike
> Thanks.  I'll check that out as soon as I can.

Yes, I am wanting to use the description (or a truncated version of it)
because the subtitles are not present in my EIT data,  therefore the only
information that one sees is the Title.  With 20 recordings of the same
title it can be a little hard to keep up with.  I am using miniDLNA to serve
this out to a dlna client (Sony BDP-bx37 ?, I think.)

Thanks again,

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