Themes and updates regarding MythTV and Linux

22 February 11 - 19:09Some improvements to mythnettv

It seems that the original development of mythnettv has stopped. I have been maintaining a branch of my own, just to scratch some itches I had, as I use it to download such shows as TED-Talks and SLOW TV. The following is a list of changes I have done to the code since release 7 (January 2009) by Michael Still, that might interest you:

  • the command "mythnettv statistics" is now much shorter. I have commented out most of the "what has been downloaded" part and only left "what will be downloaded".
  • downloads which are stored in a folder are handled a bit better, but some more work needs to be done. Only single file video files in a folder are currently supported. 
  • no transcoding is done for most modern, linux friendly file formats, as they are well supported by the internal player within MythTV 0.24.
  • neither commercial detection nor seek table creation are done anymore, as MythTV 0.24 then screws up playback of some web content.
  • some basic detection of subtitles, audio (mono, stereo etc) and video (widescreen, 720p etc) properties is done while importing. This metadata is inserted into the database to be displayed as if the file had be recorded with valid EPG data.
  • a new command line "myhtnettv updatemeta filename" allows you to update the database retrospectively with the above data. This also works for "normal" recordings made by MythTV, if your EPG data was not accurate for these values.

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03 February 11 - 21:05blootube-ng rework for future 0.25 release

As usual I will try to keep blootube-ng up to date. I added the search popup to the file and replaced quiet a few images with shapes and pushed the version number to 3.0 to reflect these changes.

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03 February 11 - 19:38Version 2.0 of Willi theme

I will stop posting compressed, tared versions of my themes as of today. The reason for it is, that I have started to develop for the future version 0.25 of MythTV and will stop developing for 0.24. The themes will all be available at github and are part of the automatic theme updates via new features added to the development branch. With version 0.25 you will be notified if you are using one of my themes if it changes. The Willi theme is the first to get an update, with and added search dialog for most buttonlists. Use Ctrl+S to access it. Willi is now officially version 2.0.

You will be able to get the 0.24 versions through github, too. Just select the branch 0.24-fixes.

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23 February 11 - 19:10Longwinded custom SQL statement to add Metadata to MythVideo

The following SQL statement allows me to select and format  the entires into the MythVideo Metadata table for recordings made with my Panasonic camera. Posted here just for future reference.

SELECT substr(`filename`,32,10), 
CONCAT_WS(':',substr(`filename`,43,2),concat(substr(`filename`,45,2),' Uhr'))
FROM `videometadata`
WHERE `filename` LIKE '%MTS%'
AND `filename` REGEXP '[0-9]{4}[-][0-9]{2}[-][0-9]{2}[-]' 
AND NOT(`filename` REGEXP '[0-9]{8}') 
AND NOT(`filename` LIKE '%720%') 
AND NOT(`filename` LIKE '%Unsere Videos%') 
LIMIT 0 , 100 

then I only need to convert it to an Update statement like

UPDATE mythconverg.videometadata 
SET 

to comit it to the database.

Similarly, to add the Season and Episode numbers (S##E##) to the syndicatedepisodenumber field using this command:

UPDATE mythconverg.recordedprogram
SET `syndicatedepisodenumber` = concat(concat(concat(convert(substr(`subtitle`,2,2),SIGNED),'.'),convert(substr(`subtitle`,5,2),SIGNED)),'.0/0')
WHERE `subtitle` REGEXP '^[S][0-9]{2}[E][0-9]{2}'

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22 February 11 - 19:09Some improvements to mythnettv

It seems that the original development of mythnettv has stopped. I have been maintaining a branch of my own, just to scratch some itches I had, as I use it to download such shows as TED-Talks and SLOW TV. The following is a list of changes I have done to the code since release 7 (January 2009) by Michael Still, that might interest you:

  • the command "mythnettv statistics" is now much shorter. I have commented out most of the "what has been downloaded" part and only left "what will be downloaded".
  • downloads which are stored in a folder are handled a bit better, but some more work needs to be done. Only single file video files in a folder are currently supported. 
  • no transcoding is done for most modern, linux friendly file formats, as they are well supported by the internal player within MythTV 0.24.
  • neither commercial detection nor seek table creation are done anymore, as MythTV 0.24 then screws up playback of some web content.
  • some basic detection of subtitles, audio (mono, stereo etc) and video (widescreen, 720p etc) properties is done while importing. This metadata is inserted into the database to be displayed as if the file had be recorded with valid EPG data.
  • a new command line "myhtnettv updatemeta filename" allows you to update the database retrospectively with the above data. This also works for "normal" recordings made by MythTV, if your EPG data was not accurate for these values.

managementboy - elkin-wide, Linux - No comments - §

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