[mythtv-users] Help Using MythTv
pebender at san.rr.com
Sun Apr 5 23:35:16 UTC 2009
Mike Adolf wrote:
> I have set up a simple MythTv configuration, one backend and one
> frontend on a single machine. I only want to view over-the-air HD and I
> have successfully set up MythTv to do just that. My problems are in
> starting Mythtv and Recording.
> Now to start it I use two terminal windows one to start the backend and
> one to start the frontend. Is there a way to have the backend start
> automatically when the frontend is started? ... And shutdown when the
> frontend is stopped?
Is there some reason that you do not want to run mythbackend as an
always running daemon?
> Also what parts of mythtv have to be running for a recording to start
> (just the backend)?
> I am not using any internet video sources and will program manual
> recordings only. This brings the next question.
> I made a manual recording and gave it a name "NASCAR". The recording was
> started and stopped on time. But in my recording directory, there was no
> file containing the name. All files were named with date/time. I did
> not see how to play the recording from within the frontend. How is that
> done? It played fine with Totem.
Go to the menu:
Media Library -> Watch Recordings
> Most of the time, I would like to place the recording on a DVD to watch
> at another location. How is that done? All the video in the mythtv
> video directory are .mpg files.
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