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#13040 new Bug Report - General

A .srt file doesn't work when the media is available locally

Reported by: mythwiki@… Owned by: stichnot
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - Captions Version: 0.28.1
Severity: medium Keywords:
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Description

I have many recordings whose captions are enclosed in .srt files. These work as desired, except in one, possibly unusual case. My media volumes are backed up onto the hard drives of one machine that I occasionally use as a frontend.

By using symlinks, I can make the paths to these recordings look the same as those on the backend. When I play back on this frontend, the local copies are played, rather than having the content streamed over the network from the backend. In this specific case, the .srt files are not rendered, even though they are also in the backup on the frontend. I suspect this same problem would manifest if the media volumes were NFS mounted, but I haven't tested that.

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comment:1 follow-up: Changed 7 months ago by pbennett

Did you make symlinks to the srt files also?

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 7 months ago by mythwiki@…

Replying to pbennett:

Did you make symlinks to the srt files also?

So, on the myth box, the media are in three directories at /myth/tv[123]. Recordings and .srt files are all there.

On this occasional front-end, the entire box is backed up under /mnt/myth/myth-full-backup/

I've put a symlink in the root directory, /myth -> /mnt/myth/myth-full-backup/myth In this way, the absolute path of the recordings on the myth box is also the absolute path of the recordings on the frontend, so the frontend can find the recordings. I'm not symlinking individual files, but the entire media tree.

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