March 2nd, 2011, 09:39 AM
Manually add video files
I have two rather large directories that boxee scans. One for movies and another for tv shows. My setup uses a EEEBox and a couple of external hard drives. It's not the ideal setup, but it's what I've been using for a while to manage and watch my media. My problem is, when boxee goes to scan the directories, it takes a significant amount of time. While scanning, movies stutter a little.
I have a suggestion that would combat both problems for me. I would like to turn on scanning frequency to once and have a perl/python/bash script automate adding new files to boxee. The script wouldn't be gathering imdb data or anything, it would just call "boxeeadd -t movie awesome.movie.avi" or something similar.
tl;dr - Feature Request: add secondary utility binary "boxeeadd" to manually add new files to boxee in order to avoid long scan times and the higher resource use of a constantly scanning system.
edit: short of that, some documentation on the database file would be fine too. for example, if I add a file to it but don't supply any additional information, will boxee fetch the rest? or will it assume that since it's in the database it's already been fetched?
Last edited by naxir; March 2nd, 2011 at 02:25 PM.