[mythtv] Channel management
simon at koala.ie
Thu Jul 24 14:38:31 EDT 2003
ramon.roca at xcombo.com wrote:
>About the player for the preview, new mythchannels have a setting that
>points to which player have to be used. Defaults to mythtv, which
>certainly makes sense, but hasn't been implemented yet, it can't since
>it's still unstable for some features, so no preview available now. To w/a
>it can be set to any external player and have also settings to describe
>the system command to be executed, just like mythvideo, or the external
>change channel call. I do find it useful to me and allows me to work on
>that so what does not makes sense is take this out. By default I can
>provide a readme explaining how to setup this preview with mplayer and
>dvbstream (which is what I'm using now), but then everybody can also call
>whatever player of choice.
>I'm doing in that way certainly for being able to be included in the CVS.
>But I don't know, those kind of discussions sometimes looks more something
>like "what has to be first, the egg or the hen?"
here in ireland (dublin) the local cable company has chosen to use
they are down in the VHF band. being able to manually set these up is
there quite important to me.
the way i did it to use mythtv was to work out the channels with another
app (which came with the ivtv driver)
and put them in by hand with filldatabase --manual. although it works,
it is not exactly easy. now i know, you get
what you pay for. i'm not being ungrateful.
mythchannels seemed to be caught in a argument about the "purity" of the
code and a desire to not have a dependency
on mplayer for the preview. i can understand that as long as there is an
alternative. is it possible for the built-in viewer to
work in a real-time mode, so that the effects of tuning are immediately
it is just my plain ignorance that i don't know the answer to this.
there is a lot of code and i've only just started to
understand what is going on.
keep up the code work (all of you)
it is appreciated
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