[ale] myth without tv part

scott scott at sboss.net
Mon Feb 21 13:17:07 EST 2011

short answer is yes.

longer answer.  MythTV is a full multi-media experience that is being
built as we go along.  I have ripped DVDs (that I own) into MPG4 files
and were able to watching them flawlessly from MythTV.  Just place the
movies in the directory you specified during the configuration part of
Myth for "Videos".  Then just go into MythTV (front end) and tell it
to rescan the directory.  Then the movies appear.  They appear as
filenames.  But you can then right click, update metadata to get the
details of the movie in the system.  Tedious but it works.  And
generally we are not placing large sums of new movies in the directory

if you have any specific questions about running MythTV without a TV
card, let me know offline.


On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 12:43 PM, Narahari 'n' Savitha
<savithari at gmail.com> wrote:
> Friends:
> I understnad that there is TV in MythTV.  But since my tuner is not there
> yet, can I use Myth as an Entertainment be all util.
> For example, I have ripped 10 dvd's and I have mpegs of those in my backend
> server (which also runs the front end for now).
> Whatever configuration I do, I am unable to see the mpeg files show up in
> the front end.  I am not sure what I am missing but I was expecting
> the front end to show the icons of the mpeg files (or iso), so I can pick
> them and play.
> Appreciate your time and any inputs to cure my ignorance.
> -Narahari
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