[mythtv-users] [mythtv] BrowserBased setup
perlun at gmail.com
Thu Nov 25 10:07:00 UTC 2010
On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Andre <mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk> wrote:
>> Any effort at changing the setup methodology should take into account
>> that there are two very different use cases: Initial setup, and, once
>> that is done, the occasional need to tweak a setting or two, or perhaps
>> add a capture device or modify a remote control configuration.
> The most common one, to rescan one or two muxes that have changed, this seems to be almost a weekly occurrence on 28E & 19E
This actually brings up a pretty interesting thing: we should consider
doing "automatic" re-scanning of existing transports. This could be
e.g. a nightly job, running at times when there is little risk that it
would interfere with the frontends. (If it is implemented in a smart
way, it shouldn't even run if the cards are busy recording.)
This would make it possible to give a message the next time the
frontend is started saying "10 new channels available. Press OK to
view the list or Cancel to abort."
tvheadend (part of the hts project) has a feature similar to this,
albeit not as sophisticated as the method I'm proposing. What it does
is that as soon as you've added a new card, it starts scanning it for
channels in the background. Pretty nice, if you ask me.
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