[mythtv-users] reserving blocks of time

Paul Homlish phomlish at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 25 02:32:04 UTC 2007


Great answer, perfect.  I am recording via another means at that time,
not off of tv broadcast, but live shows I do in the basement.

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thanks,
Paul

--- George Nassas <gnassas at mac.com> wrote:

> On 24-Oct-07, at 10:05 PM, Paul Homlish wrote:
> 
> > I need to prevent mythtbackend from recording at certain times of
> the
> > week.  Can I do that easily?
> 
> Change the fill database command (in mythtv-setup) to be a script  
> that does the regular fill database and then something like this:
> 
> mysql --silent -u mythtv -pmythtv mythconverg <<EOF
> delete
> from program
> where hour(starttime) < 8
>    and (hour(endtime) >= 7;
> EOF
> 
> followed by a command to tell the backend to reschedule.
> 
> I use such a setup to prevent recordings during the time slot when  
> the cable company pushes set top box updates. Of course, all the  
> usual sql functions for day of week and whatever are available to
> you.
> 
> - George
> 
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