[mythtv-users] MythTV Status in your MOTD
dkickham at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 23:11:53 UTC 2007
I was thinking the same thing as John... Is there a way to add the episode
name and maybe even the episode description to the list?
On Nov 15, 2007 4:41 PM, John Veness <John.Veness.myth at pelago.org.uk> wrote:
> Andrew Ruthven wrote:
> > Gidday,
> > The other day I was recompiling some kernels during the day on our
> > MythTV backend, which at the time happened to be recording my wifes
> > favourite program (Grey's Anatomy, we discovered it part way through the
> > season, so the repeats are good). It turns out the compiling caused
> > some issues with the recording (which reduced the WAF).
> > So to increase the WAF, I'm making sure this doesn't happen again. I've
> > written a script that spits out the MythTV status which is then
> > displayed in the MOTD.
> > I've found this is a pretty effective way of letting me know of any
> > upcoming recordings and what is going to be happening on the system in
> > the next little while. It is a whole lot easier than using the status
> > page on MythWeb.
> > I thought some of you might be interested. If you are, check out:
> > http://www.etc.gen.nz/projects/mythtv/mythtv-status.html
> > Sample output:
> > MythTV status for localhost
> > ===========================
> > Status: Mon Oct 15 2007, 8:41 AM
> > Encoders:
> > cerberus (9) - Idle
> > cerberus (12) - Idle
> > Scheduled Recordings:
> > 2007-10-15 13:30:00 - Grey's Anatomy
> > 2007-10-15 18:00:00 - 3 News
> > 2007-10-15 20:30:00 - Mythbusters
> > 2007-10-15 22:00:00 - Flight Of The Conchords
> > 2007-10-16 13:30:00 - Grey's Anatomy
> > 2007-10-16 18:00:00 - 3 News
> > I run Debian, so there is a .deb. For those not running Debian there is
> > a tarball (but the MOTD updating glue is Debian specific at the moment).
> > For those interested in hacking there is a git repository.
> > Hopefully I'm not the only one that finds this useful.
> > Cheers!
> I haven't tried your script yet, but it sounds like it (or a modified
> version of it) might be useful for something I've been meaning to do,
> which is to generate a text file version of all the upcoming recordings.
> I've had a couple of outages of my MythTV box recently, and I've
> becoming so reliant on it that I find it very hard to go back to
> 'normal' TV, i.e. looking in listings magazines and trying to remember
> which episodes of a show I have seen and which I haven't.
> I was thinking that if I could get Myth to log (or email me) a list of
> all upcoming recordings, that would be something I could use to guide my
> normal TV watching if necessary.
> I was thinking of a wget on mythweb, but a more nicely formatted text
> file output would be easier to read.
> John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T
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