[mythtv-users] Common BE, separate FE's seeing just their own recordings (by default)
foceni at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 11:18:37 UTC 2010
On 03/07/2010 04:42 AM, Jim Stichnoth wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 5:50 PM, David Kubicek<foceni at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I was wondering whether it's possible to keep recordings of each FE
>> "separate" in a split config / multiple FE's scenario. I'd prefer if both
>> could see everything on request, but when entering Watch Recordings, they'd
>> see just their own recordings by default (i.e. recording from rules created
>> by them). With MythTV being network oriented and intended for several FE's,
>> such a separation is probably taken care of already. With this in place,
>> I'll also need some recordings to be seen by all FE's - that might be more
>> Anyway, there are Playback, Recording and Storage groups (and although
>> they're designed for a different purpose primarily), this should be just a
>> matter of selecting a default group per FE and taking it into account on
>> rule creation and upon entering Watch Recordings.
>> Currently, I have just one FE+BE machine so I cannot research this
>> requirement properly.
> As you said, use Recording Groups to partition your recordings,
> particularly in your recording rules.
> On my frontends, I customize mainmenu.xml to add actions to enter
> Watch Recordings with a particular recording group. For example:
> <text>Recordings - Movies for Kids</text>
> <action>TV_WATCH_RECORDING Movies - Kids</action>
> <text>Recordings - Movies</text>
> <action>TV_WATCH_RECORDING Movies</action>
> This corresponds to recording groups "Movies - Kids" and "Movies".
> The customization of mainmenu.xml is done by copying the master
> version from under /usr/share/mythtv/ (or wherever it's installed)
> into ~mythtv/.mythtv/ and editing it there. You could have a
> different ~mythtv/.mythtv/mainmenu.xml on each frontend. This applies
> to other xml menu files as well, such as tvmenu.xml.
OK, this is useful! I didn't know I could change the initial group by
adding a parameter. Nice. I'll just have to devise a way of setting a
different default Rec group for new rules on each FE. Even if it's not
possible, adding this feature will be easy.
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