[mythtv] Mythvideo DVD ripping
lvr at softsystem.co.uk
Tue May 10 19:18:20 UTC 2011
On Mon, 2011-05-09 at 14:06 -0700, Robert McNamara wrote:
> I'm not against an external daemon. I'm against an external daemon
> which is merely a wrapper for a bunch of command line tools whose
> arguments change with the direction of the wind. We already have to
> compensate for a number of "transcode" versions and their command
> lines, I'm not eager to reinstate such a thing.
If, as Raymond Wagner suggested, the transcoding is performed by
creating a myth job then the need to use external tools is removed.
This could easily be added to this patch.
> > At present, this is only sensibly achieved by incorporating and adapting
> > the libdvdcss sources for use with the myth protocol. Not in itself too
> > difficult but what are the advantages?
> We've spoken about this in IRC and agreed that it's not an approach we
> are comfortable with. Thus it's a complicated programming exercise
> (albeit not an impossible one).
Agreed, maintaining a (highly) modified version of libdvdcss isn't going
to be easy. So this is probably a non-starter.
> > Let's turn this on its head - why can't the myth: protocol become a
> > proper OS device? Then libdvdcss would support it directly.
> Lots of things are possible. Given that's not likely to happen any
> time soon, all I can do is say that I hope you take some interest in
> helping us complete the migration to Storage Groups, and wish you all
> my best.
>From my perspective I need to provide a way to rip DVDs and that I have
achieved for 0.24 with this patch. In looking forward to 0.25 and
beyond I have 2 choices: a) fix the patch (which isn't too difficult) or
b) Write something that will be added to Myth so others can benefit. I
would prefer route b but I don't hear the demand and furthermore there
appear to be a number of obstacles, the most difficult being how to deal
with encrypted DVDs. And even if I did provide a way of ripping to a SG
I'm not confident that the effort would be welcome.
At this point it seems that maintaining this as a private patch might be
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