[mythtv-users] Trying to use HDTV as a firewire recorder
aab at cichlid.com
Sun Sep 2 00:28:13 UTC 2007
>I have a Samsung HDTV with both a cable card and IEEE1394 ports. For
>the past several months I have been able to use test-mpeg2 and "at" to
>record shows. Of course, this has many limitations.
>I have set-up my TV as an "OTHER" firewire box. I created a "channel
>changer" program that will power-up the TV (IR blaster), set the input
>to "TV", tune to the appropriate channel, and "prime" the firewire using
>test-mpeg2. The problem is that the backend appears to be recording,
>but the file is always 0 bytes.
I've had better priming luck with firewire_tester and myth_prime
both available as C files on the web. myth_prime includes a
/etc/sysconfig/mythbackend file to prime automatically
when the backend starts. You don't need to prime before every recording.
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