MythImport is a Perl script that can be used to add recordings to an "on the go" backend.


To get the latest version you will need to enable the Mythbuntu Testing Repository (see Testing Packages section):

Install MythImport

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mythimport


input - Input directory where exported recordings and sql live. output - Output directory, use this if you want to transfer the recordings to a different directory. cleanup - Specify what files to delete upon sucess (available options: all, recordings, sql).


mythimport input=/mnt/usb/mythtv/ output=/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/ cleanup=all


If you get an error about config.xml missing, this can normally be found in the home directory of the user who runs your MythTV Fronend, and can be fixed by creating a symlink in mythtv's home directory (because that is the user who runs the daemon). By default most of these symlinks should exist if you are running Jaunty or using the weekly builds, if you run into problems it is always a safe bet to make sure the config.xml exists in the following places:

** These are especially important when using the RSS feature or running as a user job **

MythImport (last edited 2009-06-30 18:51:04 by rhpot1991)