[mythtv-users] Reserving an encoder for an external program?
kuphal at dls.net
Mon Aug 21 01:41:11 UTC 2006
Lars Kellogg-Stedman wrote:
> I'd like to use my MythTv box to record radio programs from the FM
> tuner in my PVR-500. My understanding is that the stock MythTV build
> doesn't include support for scheduling radio recordings, so I'd like
> to use an external program to accomplish this task.
> The obvious requirement is that I find some way to do this that
> doesn't conflict with existing scheduled recordings.
> I'm hoping that there's some way to schedule "idle time" for an
> encoder in advance, or otherwise ask MythTV to leave an encoder alone
> at specific times so that it can be used by an external program. Or,
> I guess, somehow shoehorn MythTV into doing all this for me. I'm
> running MythTV 0.19.
While not straightforward, you could easily combine the telnet support
in mythfrontend with a menu option to use EXECTV on the frontend to run
a mythfrontend session on your backend or another machine where you use
scripted telnet to walk through the menus to the EXECTV menu item which
ties up a tuner and then return when your radio program is done.
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